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

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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.

Under Caesar's Sword

How Christians Respond to Persecution

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Author: Daniel Philpott,Timothy Samuel Shah

Publisher: Law and Christianity

ISBN: 1108425305

Category: Law

Page: 534

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

The 'West', Islam and Islamism

Is Ideological Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?

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Author: Caroline Cox,John Marks

Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of

ISBN: N.A

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"

Feeling Threatened

Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia's New Order

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Author: Mujiburrahman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569383

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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

God Is Not Great

How Religion Poisons Everything

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Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551991764

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.

Bible Translation in Suriname

An Overview of its History; Translators; and Sources

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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.

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

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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.

A Study of Current Leadership Styles in the North African Church

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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.

The Dhimmi

Jews and Christians Under Islam

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Author: Bat Yeʼor

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838632335

Category: History

Page: 444

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Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

Pluralism in International Criminal Law

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Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100829X

Category: Law

Page: 410

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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.

Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights

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Author: Paul Babie,Neville Rochow

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 098717181X

Category: Law

Page: 440

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"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

The Price of Freedom Denied

Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Brian J. Grim,Roger Finke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492411

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Price of Freedom Denied shows that, contrary to popular opinion, ensuring religious freedom for all reduces violent religious persecution and conflict. Others have suggested that restrictions on religion are necessary to maintain order or preserve a peaceful religious homogeneity. Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke show that restricting religious freedoms is associated with higher levels of violent persecution. Relying on a new source of coded data for nearly 200 countries and case studies of six countries, the book offers a global profile of religious freedom and religious persecution. Grim and Finke report that persecution is evident in all regions and is standard fare for many. They also find that religious freedoms are routinely denied and that government and the society at large serve to restrict these freedoms. They conclude that the price of freedom denied is high indeed.

The God Delusion

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Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784161926

Category: Atheism

Page: 496

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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan

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Author: Jawad Syed,Edwina Pio,Tahir Kamran,Abbas Zaidi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349949663

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

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This book documents and highlights the Deobandi dimension of extremism and its implications for faith-based violence and terrorism. This dimension of radical Islam remains largely ignored or misunderstood in mainstream media and academic scholarship. The book addresses this gap. It also covers the Deobandi diaspora in the West and other countries and the role of its radical elements in transnational incidents of violence and terrorism. The specific identification of the radical Deobandi and Salafi identity of militants is useful to isolate them from the majority of peaceful Sunni and Shia Muslims. Such identification provides direction to governmental resources so they focus on those outfits, mosques, madrassas, charities, media and social medial channels that are associated with these ideologies. This book comes along at a time when there is a dire need for alternative and contextual discourses on terrorism.

Pakistan

the gathering storm

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Author: Benazir Bhutto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pakistan

Page: 116

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Islam

The Straight Path

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Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195182668

Category: History

Page: 304

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This updated version of Islam: The Straight Path includes a new Epilogue by John Esposito in which he addresses the impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on both the Muslim and non-Muslim world, discussing Islam's relationship to democracy and modernity and focusing more sharply on the origins and growth of extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam. This exceptionally successful survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics, discussing the formation of Islamic belief and practice and chronicling the struggle of Muslims to define and adhere to their Islamic way of life. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions and is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern history and culture.