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Ahmadi and Christian Socio-Political Responses to Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws

A Comparison, Contrast and Critique with Special Reference to the Christian Church in Pakistan

Author: Qaiser Julius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783683017

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Dr Julius focuses on how Ahmadis and Christians have been affected by Pakistan's blasphemy laws, their reactions to these laws, and why they respond differently. He provides a tool for Christians to understand what it means to be a minority in a hostile culture and presents a way forward for the Christian church.

A Study of Current Leadership Styles in the North African Church

Author: Farida Saïdi

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 1907713808

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Indigenous church leadership is a new phenomenon in North Africa. Until recently, non-Muslim background believers were the only leaders of churches in this region. With the current growth of national churches there are increasingly more leaders from a Muslim background leading to a diverse range of leadership styles. This publication explores church leadership in North Africa, investigates common values, beliefs and cultures among church leaders.

Bible Translation in Suriname

An Overview of its History; Translators; and Sources

Author: Franklin Steven Jabini

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 1783689048

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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The Republic of Suriname, located in northern South America, has a long and rich history of Bible translation, going back to the middle of the eighteenth century. Missionaries learned the local languages and translated Scriptures into them. This book describes the difficult and sometimes complicated process of Bible translation in Suriname. It furnishes a brief biography of translators, both national and foreign, coming from different denominational backgrounds.

Children’s Perceptions of the Role of Biblical Narratives in Their Spiritual Formation

Author: Annie George

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 1783682361

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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In the Bible, storytelling is an important means to pass on the revelation of God. God repeatedly commanded the people of Israel to tell his mighty acts to the next generation. Invariably churches follow this mandate and use biblical narratives as a means to transmit God’s self-revelation to enable transformation. The author, Dr Annie George, listens to the voices of children in order to understand their perceptions of how storytelling of biblical narratives help them in their spiritual formation. Dr George’s research highlights the importance of evaluating the impact of biblical narratives from a child’s perspective as well as emphasising the need to give the same priority to the spiritual transformation of children as with other areas of study and ministry.

Under Caesar's Sword

How Christians Respond to Persecution

Author: Daniel Philpott,Timothy Samuel Shah

Publisher: Law and Christianity

ISBN: 1108425305

Category: Law

Page: 534

View: 3551

The first systematic global study of how Christians respond to persecution, presenting new research by leading scholars of global Christianity.

A Theological Examination of Symbolism in Ezekiel with Emphasis on the Shepherd Metaphor

Author: Joel K. T. Biwul

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 178368996X

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Ezekiel holds true to the prophetic tradition in his use of symbolic sign-acts, particularly the shepherd metaphor found in chapter 34. Addressing the subject of failed leadership in secular and sacred domains, the author points to Ezekiel’s use of symbolism and the shepherd motif to show what society stands to lose under bad leadership and governance.

Feeling Threatened

Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia's New Order

Author: Mujiburrahman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569383

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 704

On the tense relations and mutual suspicions between Christians and Muslims.

Negotiating the Sacred

Blasphemy and Sacrilege in a Multicultural Society

Author: Elizabeth Burns Coleman,Kevin White

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942483

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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This cross-disciplinary exploration of the role of the sacred, blasphemy and sacrilege in a multicultural society brings together philosophers, theologians, lawyers, historians, curators, anthropologists and sociologists, as well as Christian, Jewish and Islamic and secular perspectives. In bringing together different disciplinary and cultural approaches, the book provides a way of broadening our conceptions of what might count as sacred, sacrilegious and blasphemous, in moral and political terms. In addition, it provides original research data on blasphemy, sacrilege and religious tolerance from a range of disciplines.

The 'West', Islam and Islamism

Is Ideological Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?

Author: Caroline Cox,John Marks

Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of


Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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"The aim of this book is to encourage mutual understanding between the Islamic and Western worlds. The majority of Muslims are peaceable, law-abiding citizens. However, Muslim fundamentalists, described here as ""Islamists"", presents a challenge to the valu"


Community, Gender, and Politics in a Muslim Society

Author: Antonio Gualtieri

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773572058

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Dedicated to supernatural revelation and the divine governance of society, Pakistan's Ahmadi community has endured mob violence and penal sanctions for refusing to embrace the beliefs of the Sunni majority. They disagree with fundamentalist ideas of exclusiveness and consider themselves a reformed version of Islam. Although they have adopted Enlightenment ideas about the pursuit of scientific knowledge and produced a notable number of technicians, doctors, and scientists, women continue to live under a strict definition of purdah and the community remains conservative. The Ahmadis reveals a society strictly grounded in divinely prescribed patterns - including parental authority, close family ties, a disposition towards gender-specific roles, and separation of the sexes - but at odds with fanatical Muslim fundamentalism, whose wrath has spread beyond the Ahmadi minority to include the West.

Land, Law and Islam

Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World

Author: Hilary Lim

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848137206

Category: Law

Page: 256

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In this pioneering work Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights, drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary resources. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the 'webs of tenure' prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibility of using Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of 'authentic' Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Tolerance without Liberalism

Author: Jeremy Menchik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316462668

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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Indonesia's Islamic organizations sustain the country's thriving civil society, democracy, and reputation for tolerance amid diversity. Yet scholars poorly understand how these organizations envision the accommodation of religious difference. What does tolerance mean to the world's largest Islamic organizations? What are the implications for democracy in Indonesia and the broader Muslim world? Jeremy Menchik argues that answering these questions requires decoupling tolerance from liberalism and investigating the historical and political conditions that engender democratic values. Drawing on archival documents, ethnographic observation, comparative political theory, and an original survey, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia's Muslim leaders favor a democracy in which individual rights and group-differentiated rights converge within a system of legal pluralism, a vision at odds with American-style secular government but common in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

The Dhimmi

Jews and Christians Under Islam

Author: Bat Yeʼor

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838632335

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 9050

Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

Broken Verses

Author: Kamila Shamsie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140882597X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2028

Fourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her.

God Is Not Great

How Religion Poisons Everything

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551991764

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7251

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. From the Hardcover edition.

Freedom of Speech

The History of an Idea

Author: Elizabeth Powers

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611483670

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8458

The essays in this volume portrays the public debates concerning freedom of speech in the 18th century in France and Britain as well as Austria, Denmark, Russia, and Spain and its American territories. The economic integration of Europe and its offshoots over the past three centuries into a distinctive cultural product, 'the West,' has given rise to a triumphant universalist narrative that masks these disparate national contributions to freedom of speech and other liberal rights.

Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Author: Jane I. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195307313

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 5446

Christian-Muslim dialogue, going on in America for many decades, has become more intentional and serious since the events of September 11, 2001. This volume looks at the history of encounter between the two religions, the types of dialogue that are taking place both locally and nationally, and the hope that conversation brings for better interfaith understanding. No book has been written on this topic before. The book combines the history of Christian-Muslim relations, the rise of Islam in America with an emphasis on groups and individuals who have participated in dialogue, and different kinds of dialogue.

Pakistan in the Twentieth Century

A Political History

Author: Lawrence Ziring

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 647

View: 9584

This book by a leading scholar is the definitive history of Pakistan. Beginning with an examination of the people and forces that shaped the construction of an independent, predominantly Muslim state within the subcontinent, Ziring provides an incisive and comprehensive description of the events that influenced Pakistan's development in the subsequent fifty years.


the gathering storm

Author: Benazir Bhutto

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pakistan

Page: 116

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After Heaven

Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520924444

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 784

The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of Robert Wuthnow's engrossing new book. Wuthnow uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from teenagers to senior citizens, define their spiritual journeys. His findings are a telling reflection of the changes in beliefs and lifestyles that have occurred throughout the United States in recent decades. Wuthnow reconstructs the social and cultural reasons for an emphasis on a spirituality of dwelling (houses of worship, denominations, neighborhoods) during the 1950s. Then in the 1960s a spirituality of seeking began to emerge, leading individuals to go beyond established religious institutions. In subsequent chapters Wuthnow examines attempts to reassert spiritual discipline, encounters with the sacred (such as angels and near-death experiences), and the development of the "inner self." His final chapter discusses a spirituality of practice, an alternative for people who are uncomfortable within a single religious community and who want more than a spirituality of endless seeking. The diversity of contemporary American spirituality comes through in the voices of the interviewees. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Native Americans are included, as are followers of occult practices, New Age religions, and other eclectic groups. Wuthnow also notes how politicized spirituality, evangelical movements, and resources such as Twelve-Step programs and mental health therapy influence definitions of religious life today. Wuthnow's landmark book, The Restructuring of American Religion (1988), documented the changes in institutional religion in the United States; now After Heaven explains the changes in personal spirituality that have come to shape our religious life. Moreover, it is a compelling and insightful guide to understanding American culture at century's end.

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