Grafton, David D.: The Christians of Lebanon

April 13th, 2009

David D. Grafton, The Christians of Lebanon: Political Rights in Islamic Law

London: I.B. Tauris, 2003

ISBN: 978-1860649448

This book examines the Islamic categories of Christians under Islamic law and compares them with the status of Christians within Lebanon. David Grafton reviews the opinions of four Lebanese Muslim scholars (two Sunni and two Shi’a) regarding Christian political rights during the Lebanese Civil War. In such a diverse and complicated social context as Lebanon, how do these scholars respond to the position of the Christian community, which claims political supremacy by maintaining its hold on the Presidency?

Submission: David D. Grafton (author), 11.4.09

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