Shared Stories, Rival Tellings by Robert C. Gregg

Shared Stories, Rival Tellings
  • Title : Shared Stories, Rival Tellings
  • Author : Robert C. Gregg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190231491
  • Pages : 721
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  • Language : English
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Provides an extensive yet accessible guide to many ancient texts Includes artwork as well as historical writings to illuminate religious interpreters' genius and impact Explores the historical contexts of the divides between Jews, Christians, and Muslims


Crossing Confessional Boundaries by John Renard

Crossing Confessional Boundaries
  • Title : Crossing Confessional Boundaries
  • Author : John Renard
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520287924
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Arguably the single most important element in Abrahamic cross-confessional relations has been an ongoing mutual interest in perennial spiritual and ethical exemplars of one another’s communities. Ranging from Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Crossing Confessional Boundaries explores the complex roles played by saints, sages, and Friends of God in the communal and intercommunal lives of Christians, Muslims, and Jews across the Mediterranean world, from Spain and North Africa to the Middle East to the Balkans. By examining these stories in their broad institutional, social, and cultural contexts, Crossing Confessional Boundaries reveals unique theological insights into the interlocking histories of the Abrahamic faiths.


Women and Gender in the Qur'an by Celene Ibrahim

Women and Gender in the Qur'an
  • Title : Women and Gender in the Qur'an
  • Author : Celene Ibrahim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190063815
  • Pages : 232
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Stories related to gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. These stories weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability. Women and Gender in the Qur'an outlines how women and girls - old, young, barren, fertile, chaste, profligate, reproachable, and saintly-enter Qur'anic sacred history and advance the Qur'an'soverarching didactic aims.


The Golden Calf Between Bible and Qur'an by Michael E. Pregill

The Golden Calf Between Bible and Qur'an
  • Title : The Golden Calf Between Bible and Qur'an
  • Author : Michael E. Pregill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198852428
  • Pages : 528
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This book explores the story of the Israelites' worship of the Golden Calf in its Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contexts, from ancient Israel to the emergence of Islam. It focuses in particular on the Qur'an's presentation of the narrative and its background in Jewish and Christian retellings of the episode from Late Antiquity. Across the centuries, the interpretation of the Calf episode underwent major changes reflecting the varying cultural, religious, and ideological contexts in which various communities used the story to legitimate their own tradition, challenge the claims of others, and delineate the boundaries between self and other. The book contributes to the ongoing reevaluation of the relationship between Bible and Qur'an, arguing for the necessity of understanding the Qur'an and Islamic interpretations of the history and narratives of ancient Israel as part of the broader biblical tradition. The Calf narrative in the Qur'an, central to the qur'anic conception of the legacy of Israel and the status of the Jews of its own time, reflects a profound engagement with the biblical account in Exodus, as well as being informed by exegetical and parascriptural traditions in circulation in the Qur'an's milieu in Late Antiquity. The book also addresses the issue of Western approaches to the Qur'an, arguing that the historical reliance of scholars and translators on classical Muslim exegesis of scripture has led to misleading conclusions about the meaning of qur'anic episodes.


Global Middle East by Asef Bayat,Linda Herrera

Global Middle East
  • Title : Global Middle East
  • Author : Asef Bayat,Linda Herrera
  • Publisher : Global Square
  • ISBN Code : 0520295358
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East. It delves into the region's scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by among the most prominent experts on the region, the volume covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. It tackles social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions"--


Unsaying God by Aydogan Kars

Unsaying God
  • Title : Unsaying God
  • Author : Aydogan Kars
  • Publisher : AAR Academy
  • ISBN Code : 0190942452
  • Pages : 360
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What cannot be said about God, and how can we speak about God by negating what we say? Traveling across prominent negators, denialists, ineffectualists, paradoxographers, naysayers, ignorance-pretenders, unknowers, I-don't-knowers, and taciturns, Unsaying God: Negative Theology in Medieval Islam delves into the negative theological movements that flourished in the first seven centuries of Islam. Aydogan Kars argues that there were multiple, and often competing, strategies for self-negating speech in the vast field of theology. By focusing on Arabic and Persian textual sources, the book defines four distinct yet interconnected paths of negative speech formations on the nature of God that circulated in medieval Islamic world. Expanding its scope to Jewish intellectuals, Unsaying God also demonstrates that religious boundaries were easily transgressed as scholars from diverse sectarian or religious backgrounds could adopt similar paths of negative speech on God. This is the first book-length study of negative theology in Islam. It encompasses many fields of scholarship, and diverse intellectual schools and figures. Throughout, Kars demonstrates how seemingly different genres should be read in a more connected way in light of the cultural and intellectual history of Islam rather than as different opposing sets of orthodoxies and heterodoxies.


Building a Better Bridge by Michael Ipgrave

Building a Better Bridge
  • Title : Building a Better Bridge
  • Author : Michael Ipgrave
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1589017315
  • Pages : 200
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Building a Better Bridge is a record of the fourth "Building Bridges" seminar held in Sarajevo in 2005 as part of an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by Georgetown University and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This volume presents the texts of the public lectures with regional presentations on issues of citizenship, religious believing and belonging, and the relationship between government and religion—both from the immediate situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and from three contexts further afield: Britain, Malaysia, and West Africa. Both Christian and Muslim scholars propose key questions to be faced in addressing the issue of the common good. How do we approach the civic sphere as believers in particular faiths and as citizens of mixed societies? What makes us who we are, and how do our religious and secular allegiances relate to one another? How do we accommodate our commitment to religious values with acknowledgment of human disagreement, and how can this be expressed in models of governance and justice? How are we, mandated by scriptures to be caretakers, to respond to the current ecological and economic disorder of our world? Michael Ipgrave and his contributors do not claim to provide definitive answers to these questions, but rather they further a necessary dialogue and show that, while Christian and Islamic understandings of God may differ sharply and perhaps irreducibly, the acknowledgment of one another as people of faith is the surest ground on which to build trust, friendship, and cooperation.


WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Route A by Joy White,Chris Owens,Ed Pawson,Amanda Ridley

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Route A
  • Title : WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Route A
  • Author : Joy White,Chris Owens,Ed Pawson,Amanda Ridley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1471867625
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Exam Board: WJEC Level: GCSE Subject: Religious Studies First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Bring out the best in every student, enabling them to develop in-depth subject knowledge with this accessible and engaging Student's Book, created for the 2016 specification by a team of subject specialists. - Helps students of all abilities fulfill their potential and increase their understanding through clear, detailed explanations of the key content and concepts - Motivates students to build and cement their knowledge and skills using a range of imaginative, innovative activities that support learning and revision - Provides a variety of quotes from sources of authority that students can draw on to enhance their responses and extend their learning - Encourages students to make links between the world religions and philosophical and ethical issues so they develop a holistic view of religion in modern Britain - Prepares students for examination with a rich bank of exam-style questions, guidance on how to improve responses and student-friendly assessment criteria - Enables you to teach unfamiliar topics and systematic studies confidently with clear explanations of Christian, Catholic Christian, Islamic and Judaic beliefs and practices, verified by faith organisations WJEC Eduqas GCSE RS Component 1: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the Modern World 1 Issues of Relationship 2 Issues of Life and Death 3 Issues of Good and Evil 4 Issues of Human Rights Component 2: 5 Beliefs and teachings 6 Christianity: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Islam 7 Islam: Beliefs and teachings 8 Islam: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Judaism 9 Judaism: Beliefs and teachings 10 Judaism: Practices


A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East by Heather J. Sharkey

A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East
  • Title : A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East
  • Author : Heather J. Sharkey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 052176937X
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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This book traces the history of conflict and contact between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East prior to 1914.


If God Were a Human Rights Activist by Boaventura de Sousa Santos

If God Were a Human Rights Activist
  • Title : If God Were a Human Rights Activist
  • Author : Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0804795037
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those who have not given up the struggle for a better society, and specifically those that have done so under the banner of human rights. It discusses the challenges to human rights arising from religious movements and political theologies that claim the presence of religion in the public sphere. Increasingly globalized, such movements and the theologies sustaining them promote discourses of human dignity that rival, and often contradict, the one underlying secular human rights. Conventional or hegemonic human rights thinking lacks the necessary theoretical and analytical tools to position itself in relation to such movements and theologies; even worse, it does not understand the importance of doing so. It applies the same abstract recipe across the board, hoping that thereby the nature of alternative discourses and ideologies will be reduced to local specificities with no impact on the universal canon of human rights. As this strategy proves increasingly lacking, this book aims to demonstrate that only a counter-hegemonic conception of human rights can adequately face such challenges.


Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs by D. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs
  • Title : Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs
  • Author : D. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230100139
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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This book examines texts and materials, ranging from the eastern Mediterranean to northwestern Europe, related to the Maccabean martyrs. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski demonstrates that Christian thinkers constructed memories of the Maccabean martyrs that simultaneously appropriated Jewish traditions and obscured the Jewish origins of Christianity.


Secular Nationalism and Citizenship in Muslim Countries by Kail C. Ellis

Secular Nationalism and Citizenship in Muslim Countries
  • Title : Secular Nationalism and Citizenship in Muslim Countries
  • Author : Kail C. Ellis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319712047
  • Pages : 226
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  • Language : English
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This edited volume examines the importance and significance of the Christian population in the Middle East and North Africa from the rise of Islam to present day. Specifically, the authors focus on the contributions of Christians to Arab politics, economy, and law. Using the current plight of Christians in the Muslim world (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Egypt), the contributors analyze the origins of the crises and propose recommendations and strategies to foster religious freedom, human rights, and an inclusive political system that ensures equality of citizenship for all communities to participate fully in their societies.


The Qur'an and the Just Society by Ramon Harvey

The Qur'an and the Just Society
  • Title : The Qur'an and the Just Society
  • Author : Ramon Harvey
  • Publisher : EUP
  • ISBN Code : 9781474452755
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Utilising a pioneering theological and hermeneutic framework adapted from both classical Muslim literature and contemporary academic studies of the Qur'an, Ramon Harvey explores the underlying principles of its system of social justice.


Ethnicity and the Colonial State by Alexander Keese

Ethnicity and the Colonial State
  • Title : Ethnicity and the Colonial State
  • Author : Alexander Keese
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004307354
  • Pages : 388
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  • Language : English
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Ethnicity and the Colonial State compares the choices of community leaders in three different West African groups (Wolof, Temne, and Ewe), with regard to “selling” their identifications to the colonial rulers. The book thereby addresses ethnicity as a factor in global history.


The Quran and the Secular Mind by Shabbir Akhtar

The Quran and the Secular Mind
  • Title : The Quran and the Secular Mind
  • Author : Shabbir Akhtar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134072562
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking. The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Middle East studies, and political Islam.


Religious Contributions to Peacemaking by David R. Smock

Religious Contributions to Peacemaking
  • Title : Religious Contributions to Peacemaking
  • Author : David R. Smock
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 45
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Jews, Pagans, and Christians in the Golan Heights by Robert C. Gregg,Dan Urman

Jews, Pagans, and Christians in the Golan Heights
  • Title : Jews, Pagans, and Christians in the Golan Heights
  • Author : Robert C. Gregg,Dan Urman
  • Publisher : University of South Florida
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 360
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This work publishes a diverse collection of inscriptions that were found on stones (epitaphs, altars, door lintels, dedications), statues and architectural remains from the ancient Golan Heights (1st-7th centuries, CE). Of the 258 inscriptions included, interpreted, and analyzed, 241 are Greek ( 207 of which are published here for the first time), 13 are either Hebrew or Aramaic, and one is Latin (also published here for the first time). Taken together, these inscriptions provide a window on the communities of Jews, Pagans, and Christians in this distinctly rural region of the eastern Roman empire. The new evidence presented in this volume changes the accepted picture of the settlement patterns and interactions of these religious and ethnic groups in the Golan, while adding historical data about Jews and their synagogues, the character of polytheist loyalties, and the emergence of Christians in the region. The volume contains several hundred photographs, a number of maps and diagrams depicting the area, a bibliography, and numerous indexes. Inscriptions are arranged according to the town or village in the Golan in which they originated.


Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe by Mai Palmberg

Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe
  • Title : Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe
  • Author : Mai Palmberg
  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Institute
  • ISBN Code : 9789171064783
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Positive images of Africa contrast with negative images of misery, war and catastrophes often conveyed by the mass media. This selection of papers debate the images and stereotypes of Africa.


Early Arianism by Robert C. Gregg,Dennis Groh

Early Arianism
  • Title : Early Arianism
  • Author : Robert C. Gregg,Dennis Groh
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 209
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Arianism is the archetypal Christian heresy. It was not only a watershed historically; its central issue—the question of Christ's full co-equal divinity as Son of God—remains an issue of deep concern to every generation of Christians, including our own. The traditional critique of Arianism is that its errors arise from an over-intellectual approach to Christianity, that it failed because it lacked a gospel of salvation. Questions about that traditional view have been raised here and there in recent years. This book challenges it head on. It does no on a basis of careful scholarship, and at the same time in a lively and readable style.' Maurice Wiles, Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford'Gregg and Groh have enabled us to see the thought of Arius on the nature of Christ as condensing nothing less than a distinctive view of man, congruent to a precise social and religious milieu. As a result, the clash of disembodied dogmas becomes suffused with the quality of a late Roman Christian's most urgent concerns: "love and betrayal, grace and backsliding".Now presented with liberating precision in all its implications—from conflicting attitudes to change and stability in society and the universe, to vivid glimpses of the bustling world of Greek cities contrasted with the unearthly stillness of St Anthony in the desert—a well-worn chapter of Christiandogma emerges as a high moment in the birth of a new civilization in the Roman world. This is a model book, that any scholar of Christian doctrine would dearly wish to have written; and that every scholar of the early Christian world must read.' Peter Brown, Professor of History and Classics in the University of California at Berkeley'Gregg and Groh propose a novel approach to the most profound crisis of the dogmatic tradition in the ancient church. They extract from the denunciation of the errors of Arius ... a striking view of the ancient doctrine of salvation. The principle aspects of this doctrine remain too often neglected by the critics. But with Gregg and Groh the saviour God of Arius is brought back to life, reactivated ... The authors display in convincing fashion the original accents of this doctrine, at the heart of the Christian community, before it had become nothing but a heresy charged doctrine... They promote a healthy reflection on the more fixed forms of antiArian dogmatism, passively transmitted over the centuries.' Charles Kannengiesser, Professeur a Onstitut Catholique de Paris


JESUS by Rabbi David Zaslow

JESUS
  • Title : JESUS
  • Author : Rabbi David Zaslow
  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • ISBN Code : 161261437X
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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This bold, fresh look at the historical Jesus and the Jewish roots of Christianity challenges both Jews and Christians to re-examine their understanding of Jesus’ commitment to his Jewish faith. Instead of emphasizing the differences between the two religions, this groundbreaking text explains how the concepts of vicarious atonement, mediation, incarnation, and Trinity are actually rooted in classical Judaism. Using the cutting edge of scholarly research, Rabbi Zaslow dispels the myths of disparity between Christianity and Judaism without diluting the unique features of each faith. Jesus: First Century Rabbi is a breath of fresh air for Christians and Jews who want to strengthen and deepen their own faith traditions.


Who Is Allah? by Bruce B. Lawrence

Who Is Allah?
  • Title : Who Is Allah?
  • Author : Bruce B. Lawrence
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 1469620049
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.


The Greatest Mirror by Andrei A. Orlov

The Greatest Mirror
  • Title : The Greatest Mirror
  • Author : Andrei A. Orlov
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438466927
  • Pages : 318
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A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts. The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part from early Jewish writings. The Jewish pseudepigrapha—books from the Second Temple period that were attributed to biblical figures but excluded from the Hebrew Bible—contain accounts of heavenly twins in the form of spirits, images, faces, children, mirrors, and angels of the Presence. Orlov provides a comprehensive analysis of these traditions in their full historical and interpretive complexity. He focuses on heavenly alter egos of Enoch, Moses, Jacob, Joseph, and Aseneth in often neglected books, including Animal Apocalypse, Book of the Watchers, 2 Enoch, Ladder of Jacob, and Joseph and Aseneth, some of which are preserved solely in the Slavonic language. “This book is the first complete effort to show how some pseudepigraphical works develop several unique traditions about heavenly counterparts. It is particularly important for many scholars who do not have control of the Slavonic originals of the Ladder of Jacob and 2 Enoch. Orlov also draws on a broad range of unfamiliar sources, including Manichaean and Mandaean materials, which were often neglected by experts who previously investigated the heavenly counterpart imagery.” — Alexander Kulik, coauthor of Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Tradition


Development and Faith by Katherine Marshall,Marisa Bronwyn Van Saanen

Development and Faith
  • Title : Development and Faith
  • Author : Katherine Marshall,Marisa Bronwyn Van Saanen
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821371746
  • Pages : 329
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  • Language : English
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Publisher's description: The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development. The World Bank began in the late 1990s to explore ways in which faith and development are connected. The issue was not and is not about religion, but about the recognition that some of &… Show Morethe best experts on development are faith leaders living and working in poor communities, where strong ties and moral authority give them unique experience and insight. The World Bank's goal is to act as a catalyst and convenor, bringing together development practitioners to find common ground, understand one another's efforts, and explore differences. Development and Faith explores and highlights promising partnerships in the world between secular and faith development entities. It recounts the evolving history of relationships between faith and secular development institutions. It focuses on the Millennium Development Goals as a common framework for action and an opportunity for new forms of collaboration and partnership.


Religion in America by Julia Corbett Hemeyer

Religion in America
  • Title : Religion in America
  • Author : Julia Corbett Hemeyer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317283902
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Religion in America, 7th Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated to reflect current events and trends, this new edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer presents the study of religion as a tool for developing appreciation of communities of faith other than one’s own and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.


History of Civilizations of Central Asia by Unesco

History of Civilizations of Central Asia
  • Title : History of Civilizations of Central Asia
  • Author : Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231034677
  • Pages : 485
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Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic SettingDuring the eight centuries covered in this volume, the new faith of Islam arose in Arabia and gradually spread eastwards and northwards, eventually affecting much of Central Asia, the southern fringes of Siberia and the eastern regions of China. These were also the centuries in which nomadic and military empires arose in the heart of Asia, impinging on the history of adjacent, well-established civilizations and cultures (China, India, Islamic Western Asia and Christian eastern and central Europe) to an unparalleled extent. Lamaist Buddhism established itself inthe Mongolian region and in Tibet and Islam among the Turkish people of Transoxania, southern Siberia and Xinjiang. It was in Eastern Europe, above all in Russia, that the Turco-Mongol Golden Horde was to have a major, enduring influence on the course of the region's history.


Arabic and Its Alternatives by Karene Sanchez-Summerer,Tijmen C. Baarda

Arabic and Its Alternatives
  • Title : Arabic and Its Alternatives
  • Author : Karene Sanchez-Summerer,Tijmen C. Baarda
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789004423220
  • Pages : N.A
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"Arabic and its Alternatives discusses the complicated relationships between language, religion and communal identities in the Middle East in the period following the First World War. This volume takes its starting point in the non-Arabic and non-Muslim communities, tracing their linguistic and literary practices as part of a number of interlinked processes, including that of religious modernization, of new types of communal identity politics and of socio-political engagement with the emerging nation states and their accompanying nationalisms. These twentieth-century developments are firmly rooted in literary and linguistic practices of the Ottoman period, but take new turns under influence of colonization and decolonization, showing the versatility and resilience as much as the vulnerability of these linguistic and religious minorities in the region. Contributors are Tijmen C. Baarda, Leyla Dakhli, Sasha R. Goldstein-Sabbah, Liora R. Halperin, Robert Isaf, Michiel Leezenberg, Merav Mack, Heleen Murre-van den Berg, Konstantinos Papastathis, Franck Salameh, Cyrus Schayegh, Emmanuel Szurek, Peter Wien"--


The Bible and the Qur'an by John Kaltner,Younus Mirza

The Bible and the Qur'an
  • Title : The Bible and the Qur'an
  • Author : John Kaltner,Younus Mirza
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 056766600X
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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The Bible and the Qur'an provides an overview of all the figures and groups who are mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur'an. Principal focus centres on the similarities and differences between the presentations of these characters in the two texts, with special emphasis placed on how they appear in the Islamic text. References are also included to how many of the individuals/groups discussed are treated in other Islamic sources. Each figure or group includes: (1) a list of relevant Qur'an passages; (2) a description of how the individual/group is presented in the Islamic Texts; (3) questions and issues to consider; (4) suggestions for further readings. An introductory section provides a basic orientation to the Qur'an and other Islamic sources.


The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion by Lewis Ray Rambo,Charles E. Farhadian

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
  • Author : Lewis Ray Rambo,Charles E. Farhadian
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0195338529
  • Pages : 803
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  • Language : English
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This handbook offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world.


World Religions by Gabriel Arquilevich

World Religions
  • Title : World Religions
  • Author : Gabriel Arquilevich
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
  • ISBN Code : 1557346240
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Anti-Semitism by Marvin Perry,Frederick M. Schweitzer,Marvin M. Perry

Anti-Semitism
  • Title : Anti-Semitism
  • Author : Marvin Perry,Frederick M. Schweitzer,Marvin M. Perry
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780312165611
  • Pages : 309
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  • Language : English
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Citing a rise in anti-Semitic beliefs since the September 11 attacks, an analysis of centuries of misperceptions about Judaism explores such themes as Jewish people as the murderers of Christ, the "myth" of the Holocaust, and Jews as capitalists and communists.


Asian Interfaith Dialogue by Farid Alatas (Syed.),Teck Ghee Lim,Kazuhide Kuroda

Asian Interfaith Dialogue
  • Title : Asian Interfaith Dialogue
  • Author : Farid Alatas (Syed.),Teck Ghee Lim,Kazuhide Kuroda
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  • Pages : 273
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  • Language : English
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Islamic Reformism and Christianity by Umar Ryad

Islamic Reformism and Christianity
  • Title : Islamic Reformism and Christianity
  • Author : Umar Ryad
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004179119
  • Pages : 387
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  • Language : English
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No previous full-scale study has been undertaken so far to study the polemical writings of the Muslim reformist Muòhammad Rashåid Riòdåa (1865-1935) and his associates in his well-known journal al-Manåar (The Lighthouse). The book focuses on the dynamicsof Muslim understanding of Christianity during the late 19th and the early 20th century in the light of al-Manåar's sources of knowledge, and its answers to the social, political and theological aspects of missionary movements in the Muslim World of Riòdåa's age. The basis of the analysis encompasses the voluminous publications by Riòdåa and other Manåarists in his journal. Besides, it makes use of newly-discovered materials, including Riòdåa's private papers, and some other remaining personal archives of some of his associates.


“The” Red Jews by Andrew Colin Gow

“The” Red Jews
  • Title : “The” Red Jews
  • Author : Andrew Colin Gow
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9789004102552
  • Pages : 420
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  • Language : English
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The German legend of the Red Jews, a medieval conflation of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel with the biblical destroyers Gog and Magog, articulated throughout the Middle Ages and well into the sixteenth century a fundamentally antisemitic strain of popular apocalypticism. This undigested piece of medievalia disappeared as more strictly biblical narratives of the End replaced medieval myth. As a result, the Red Jews have not been noticed by modern historians though they were a universally-known feature of German apocalyptic belief for over three centuries.


A Brief History of Islam in Europe by Maurits Berger

A Brief History of Islam in Europe
  • Title : A Brief History of Islam in Europe
  • Author : Maurits Berger
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789087281953
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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This book presents an overall presentation and discussion of developments ever since Islam appeared on the European stage thirteen centuries ago. The events and stories presented increase the understanding of present debates on, and notions of, Islam and Muslims in Europe. This book shows that in the course of thirteen centuries the Muslim as well as Islam have undergone many metamorphoses. The Muslim has entered the European stage as a conqueror, antichrist, scholar, benign ruler, corsair, tradesman and fellow citizen. The image of Islam has meandered accordingly, as a religion that was feared as an enemy or embraced as a partner against heretical Christians, despised as an abomination or admired as a civilization, and studied for missionary, academic, colonial or security purpose.


Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew by Lawrence Rosen

Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew
  • Title : Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew
  • Author : Lawrence Rosen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022631748X
  • Pages : 363
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  • Language : English
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"Drawn from Memory" is an important contribution to Moroccan studies, to the field of anthropology, and to academic approaches to biography. Rosen weaves the threads of his narrative together into a tapestry focused on the lives of four men: a raconteur, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a cloth dealer, a Jew. Ordinary people have intellectual lives, Rosen tells us. They may never have written a book; they may never even have read one. But their lives are rich in ideas, constantly fashioned and revised, elaborated and rearranged. Rosen first encountered the four men he profiles in his book in the course of his academic research, and he then visited and revisited these men, and the towns in which they live, over several decades. He engaged them ina kind of continuous conversation. He spoke to members of their family, their neighbors, and the town people. Out of this wealth of material, he has constructed a narrative that takes the reader not only into four intensely observed individual lives but also, as it were, the history of Morocco s evolution across the span of many decades; he takes the reader not only into the outwardly lived lives of his subjects, but their innermost thoughts, their own perceptions of themselves and the evolving Moroccan world around them. At the same time, he manages to evoke the physical landscape, the towns in which these men live, marvelously well, so that the towns and their inhabitants come alive for the reader. Beautifully illustrated with archival and ethnographic photos, "Drawn from Memory" teaches us that that for Moroccans, and by extension Muslims in general, nothing in everyday social life is hard and fast, and the meaning and outcome of all interactions is the product of negotiation and relatedness."


Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization by Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Title : Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Author : Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789048196616
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.


The Island Princess by John Fletcher

The Island Princess
  • Title : The Island Princess
  • Author : John Fletcher
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781726223768
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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The Island Princess is a late Jacobean tragicomedy by John Fletcher, initially published in the first Beaumont and Fletcher folio of 1647. In crafting the play's plot, Fletcher exploits the recent history and contemporary events of his era, involving the European discovery of the East Indies (modern-day Indonesia). During the 16th century, the first Europeans in East Asia - the Spanish, from their colony of the Philippines, and the Portuguese, operating out of their base in Malacca (conquered in 1511) - sought trading rights and influence in the Spice Islands, the modern Moluccas or Maluku Islands. Several small independent states in the region, notably the islands of Tidore and Ternate, controlled much of the spice production of the region, and constituted a tempting target of European greed and ambition.


Motherhood as Metaphor by Jeannine Hill Fletcher

Motherhood as Metaphor
  • Title : Motherhood as Metaphor
  • Author : Jeannine Hill Fletcher
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN Code : 0823252191
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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Who is my neighbor? As our world has increasingly become a single place, this question posed in the gospel story is heard as an interreligious inquiry. Yet studies of encounter across religious lines have largely been framed as the meeting of male leaders. What difference does it make when women’s voices and experiences are the primary data for thinking about interfaith engagement? Motherhood as Metaphor draws on three historical encounters between women of different faiths: first, the archives of the Maryknoll Sisters working in China before World War II; second, the experiences of women in the feminist movement around the globe; and third, a contemporary interfaith dialogue group in Philadelphia. These sites provide fresh ways of thinking about our being human in the relational, dynamic messiness of our sacred, human lives. Each part features a chapter detailing the historical, archival, and ethnographic evidence of women’s experience in interfaith contact through letters, diaries, speeches, and interviews of women in interfaith settings. A subsequent chapter considers the theological import of these experiences, placing them in conversation with modern theological anthropology, feminist theory, and theology. Women’s experience of motherhood provides a guiding thread through the theological reflections recorded here. This investigation thus offers not only a comparative theology based on believers’ experience rather than on texts alone but also new ways of conceptualizing our being human. The result is an interreligious theology, rooted in the Christian story but also learning across religious lines.


The Qur'an and Its Biblical Reflexes by Mark Durie

The Qur'an and Its Biblical Reflexes
  • Title : The Qur'an and Its Biblical Reflexes
  • Author : Mark Durie
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  • ISBN Code : 9781498569477
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on tools from linguistics and theology, this book argues that Biblical reflexes in the Qur'an are not inherited, but repurposed to serve the Qur'an's own distinctive theological vision.


Communities of the Qur'an by Emran El-Badawi,Paula Sanders

Communities of the Qur'an
  • Title : Communities of the Qur'an
  • Author : Emran El-Badawi,Paula Sanders
  • Publisher : Oneworld Academic
  • ISBN Code : 9781786073921
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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What is the nature of the Qur’an? It might seem a straightforward question, but there is no consensus among modern communities of the Qur’an, both Muslim and non-Muslim, about the answer. And why should there be? On numerous occasions throughout history, believers from different schools and denominations, and at different times and places, have agreed to disagree. The Qur’anic interpreters, jurists and theologians of medieval Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba coexisted peacefully in spite of their diverging beliefs. Seeking to revive this ‘ethics of disagreement’ of Classical Islam, this volume explores the different relationships societies around the world have with the Qur’an and how our understanding of the text can be shaped by studying the interpretations of others. From LGBT groups to urban African American communities, this book aims to represent the true diversity of communities of the Qur’an in the twenty-first century, and the dialogue and debate that can flow among them.