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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

View: 3661

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.

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

View: 7612

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.

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

View: 7707

"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"

A Study of the Emergence and Early Development of Selected Protestant Chinese Churches in the Philippines

Author: Jean Uy Uayan

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 9781783682812

Category: Chinese

Page: 556

View: 6867

The story of six churches woven into their local history. Uayan presents a previously unacknowledged heritage from US Missions from 1898-1946. The seeds sown in Chinese-Filipino communities resulted in indigenous churches and fruit in China. An important book for global church history.

A Study of Current Leadership Styles in the North African Church

Author: Farida Saïdi

Publisher: Langham Monographs

ISBN: 1907713808

Category: Religion

Page: 406

View: 5154

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.

Feeling Threatened

Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia's New Order

Author: Mujiburrahman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569383

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 3908

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

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

View: 1928

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.

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: 6260

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

Religious freedom in the world

Author: Paul A. Marshall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 499

View: 7343

This survey describes and rates countries using criteria based on international law; it parallels the surveys produced for Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. It profiles countries in short narrative sketches, comparatively ranks them according to criteria of religious freedom for all religious groups, and features essays by experts explaining current relevant issues and trends.

Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Author: Iftikhar Haider Malik

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 32

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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

View: 1409

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.

The Dhimmi

Jews and Christians Under Islam

Author: Bat Yeʼor

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838632335

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 1834

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

Freedom of Speech

The History of an Idea

Author: Elizabeth Powers

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611483670

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8859

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.

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

View: 9341

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.

The Amnesty International Report

Author: Amnesty International

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil rights

Page: N.A

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A Secular Age Beyond the West

Author: Mirjam Künkler,John Madeley,Shylashri Shankar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110841771X

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

View: 9666

This book compares secularity in societies not shaped by Western Christianity, particularly in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights

Author: Paul Babie,Neville Rochow

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 098717181X

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 6797

"The Australian Constitution contains no guarantee of freedom of religion or freedom of conscience. Indeed, it contains very few provisions dealing with rights — in essence, it is a Constitution that confines itself mainly to prescribing a framework for federal government, setting out the various powers of government and limiting them as between federal and state governments and the three branches of government without attempting to define the rights of citizens except in minor respects. […] Whether Australia should have a national bill of rights has been a controversial issue for quite some time. This is despite the fact that Australia has acceded to the ICCPR, as well as the First Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, thereby accepting an international obligation to bring Australian law into line with the ICCPR, an obligation that Australia has not discharged. Australia is the only country in the Western world without a national bill of rights.4 The chapters that follow in this book debate the situation in Australia and in various other Western jurisdictions.' From Foreword by The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE: Human Rights and Courts

Religions and Development

Author: Emma Tomalin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682748X

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 4203

Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent years have shown a noticeable shift in development policy, practice and research to recognize religion as a relevant factor. This text provides a comprehensive insight into different approaches towards the understanding the relationships between religions and development studies, policy and practice. It guides readers through current debates, presenting, explaining and critically evaluating a broad range of literature and locating it within a theoretical context. The text explores the role of religion within development, from positive contributions, such as the important role that many ‘faith-based organizations’ play in education or health care, to more complicated and contested notions of impact, such as religiously inspired violence or gender inequality. The book begins with three background chapters, outlining the relevance of religions for development studies, policy and practice, and introducing the reader to the study of ‘development’ and of ‘religions’. Following these, the focus then shifts to examine a number of thematic areas, including religion, gender and development, and the implications of the ‘rise of religion’ for mainstream development studies, policy and practice in the 21st century. Each chapter contains a range of features to assist undergraduate learning, including learning objectives for each chapter, discussion of key concepts, summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites. The book also contains over sixty boxed case studies to provide further definition, explanation, and examples of the interactions between religions and development globally. This innovative text presents religions as something that can both obstruct and aid development, encouraging readers to engage critically with the multiple ways that religion impacts on both the conceptualization of development as well the resulting project interventions. This will be of interest to undergraduate, postgraduate students and scholars interested in religious studies, development studies, and the broader study of societies and cultures.

Islam on the Move

The Tablighi Jama'at in Southeast Asia

Author: Farish A. Noor

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089644393

Category: Religion

Page: 255

View: 1978

"Much nuance and variability have been lost in the process of the reductivist analysis of Islam post 9/11 and, as this study amply demonstrates, we are all the poorer as a result. This exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama'at, arguably the world's largest Islamic missionary movement, locates it in the larger perspective of global Islam and developments in the Muslim societies. Combining an overview of the history and current socio-political perception of the Tablighi Jama'at with a more analytical and philosophical approach to fundamental questions of identity, subject-positioning and representation, the author creates a comprehensive resource of interest to all scholars and students of Islam. Drawing on exhaustive research and records of conversion narratives of the new members of Tablighi Jama'at, cited here at length, the author creates a unique perspective on this complex phenomenon from both an internal and external viewpoints. Ahmad-Noor locates the spiritual framework of the movement in the context of its perception in the eyes of the political and religious authorities of the countries where it has a following, as well as the Western 'securocrat' approach."--Publisher's website.

Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703198

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 7388

"Collection of papers presented at the conference "Pluralism v Harmonization: National Adjudication of International Crimes" that was held in June 2012 in Amsterdam"--Acknowlegements.

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