Monthly Archives: June 2015

Idealización y fenómenos transicionales: Creencias religiosas desde la perspectiva de la teoría de relaciones objetales

“Examinen fragmentos de pseudociencia y encontrarán un manto de protección, un pulgar que chupar, unas faldas a las que agarrarse. Y, ¿qué ofrecemos nosotros a cambio? ¡Incertidumbre! ¡Inseguridad!” ―Isaac Asimov “La función del rezo no es influir en Dios, sino cambiar la naturaleza de aquél que reza.” — Søren Kierkegaard 1. Introducción Este trabajo se propone […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 4/13 – Chapter 1: “Introduction”

4. Chapter I: “Introduction” The first chapter is six pages long, and argues in favor of the Quran’s supreme authority when it comes to legislating matters of war, and thus for the validity of Malik’s approach in his study which consist, precisely, in the inquiry into the Quran’s concept of war: “As a perfect and […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 3/13 – “Foreword”, “Preface”, and “Author’s Note”

3. The Quranic Concept of War’s content: Foreword, Preface, and Author’s Note i) Foreword The book starts off with a brief foreword written by then-president of Pakistan, general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924-1988). Barely one page long, it is essentially an endorsement of the book’s reflection of the Quranic philosophy of war, its understanding of jihad, and the […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 2/13 – Context and Relevance

2. The Quranic Concept of War: Context and relevance One little step in the direction of understanding the way of thinking of Islamic fundamentalists is a book which is considered to be one of the key writings of modern Global Jihad, according to the opinion of several scholars of the subject (Gorka, 2012): The Quranic […]