By Chester Gillis
By Chester Gillis
By Tijana Krstić
This publication explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, whilst the Ottoman Empire was once on the top of its strength and conversions to Islam peaked. as the Ottomans governed over a wide non-Muslim inhabitants and prolonged larger possibilities to converts than to native-born Muslims, conversion to Islam used to be a contentious topic for all groups, specially Muslims themselves. through generating narratives approximately conversion, Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors sought to outline the limits and club in their groups whereas selling their very own spiritual and political agendas. Krstic argues that the construction and flow of narratives approximately conversion to Islam was once valuable to the articulation of Ottoman imperial id and Sunni Muslim "orthodoxy" within the lengthy sixteenth century.Placing the evolution of Ottoman attitudes towards conversion and converts within the broader context of Mediterranean-wide spiritual developments and the Ottoman competition with the Habsburgs and Safavids, Contested Conversions to Islam additionally introduces new resources, similar to first-person conversion narratives and Orthodox Christian neomartyologies, to bare the interaction of person, (inter)communal, neighborhood, and imperial tasks that inspired the method of conversion.
By Krzysztof Ulanowski
The spiritual point of struggle within the historical close to East, Greece and Rome is a quantity devoted to investigating the connection among faith and conflict in antiquity in minute element. the 19 chapters are divided into 3 teams: the traditional close to East, Greece, and Rome. they're awarded in flip and all attainable facets of struggle and its non secular connections are investigated. The participants specialise in the theology of battle, the position of monks in war, usual phenomena as indicators for army task, cruelty, piety, the divinity of people in particular martial circumstances, rituals of battle, iconographical representations and emblems of warfare, or even the archaeology of struggle. As editor Krzysztof Ulanowski invited either famous experts resembling Robert Parker, Nicholas Sekunda, and Pietro Mander to give a contribution, in addition to many younger, proficient students with clean principles. From this polyphony of voices, views and evaluations emerges a various, yet coherent, illustration of the complicated dating among faith and battle in antiquity.
By Mirza Tahir Ahmad
Homicide within the identify of Allah is the 1st translation into English of Mazhab Ke Nam in line with Khoon, a re-affirmation of the elemental tenets of Islam.
Hardly an afternoon passes on which an Islamic occasion doesn't make headlines. The president of a Muslim kingdom is assassinated via the supporters of Muslim brotherhood; a eu journalist is taken hostage by way of Islamic Jihad; a Pan-American plane is hijacked by way of one other Muslim staff; American college professors are taken into custody by way of Hezbullah; passenger wearing airplanes have been slammed in to international exchange heart. The glare of 'Islamic' revolution in Iran is mirrored in the course of the flares of each gulf oil refinery.
This ebook is a reminder that the aim of any faith is the unfold of peace, tolerance and figuring out. It argues that the that means of Islam—submission to the desire of God—has been progressively corrupted through minority components in the neighborhood. rather than spreading peace, the faith has been abused by means of enthusiasts and made an excuse for violence and the unfold of terror, either in and out the faith.
In confirming the real spirit of Islam, it makes the purpose to fans of all religions that the way forward for mankind will depend on the intrinsic values of affection, tolerance, and freedom of moral sense and of trust.
By Linell E., Tracy
International struggles over women’s roles, rights, and get dressed have taken middle degree in a drama that casts the secular and the non secular in demanding if now not violent competition. Advocates for equality communicate of the difficulty by way of rights and glossy development whereas reactionaries flooring their authority in spiritual and scriptural appeals. either side presume women’s emancipation is tied to secularization. This quantity upsets those certainties via mixing different voices and traditions, either secular and spiritual, in reviews historicizing,
questioning, and trying out the implicit hyperlinks among secularism and elevated freedoms for ladies. instead of deal with secularism because the resolution to conflicts over gender and sexuality, those essays express the way it constructions the stipulations producing them.
By M. Steven Fish
Are Muslims unique? represents the 1st significant clinical attempt to evaluate how Muslims and non-Muslims differ--and don't differ--in the modern international. utilizing rigorous equipment and knowledge drawn from around the world, M. Steven Fish finds that during a few parts Muslims and non-Muslims range under is usually imagined. Muslims should not vulnerable to desire the fusion of non secular and political authority or specially vulnerable to mass political violence. but there are transformations: Gender inequality is extra serious between Muslims, Muslims are surprisingly averse to homosexuality and different debatable behaviors, and democracy is uncommon within the Muslim international. different components of divergence undergo the marks of a Muslim virtue: murder charges and class-based inequities are much less critical between Muslims than non-Muslims. Fish's findings have very important implications for human welfare, interfaith figuring out, and diplomacy.
By Manzar Foroohar
Publication via Foroohar, Manzar
By James D. Bratt
The definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper, great of Dutch Calvinism
This is the 1st full-scale English-language biography of the hugely influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) — theologian, minister, baby-kisser, newspaper editor, academic innovator, Calvinist reformer, and major minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905.
James Bratt is definitely the right pupil to inform the tale of Kuyper's notable existence and paintings. He expertly lines the foundation and improvement of Kuyper's signature thoughts — universal grace, Christian worldview, sphere sovereignty, Christian engagement with modern tradition — within the dynamic context of his life's story.
Based on voluminous fundamental and secondary Dutch assets, Bratt's Abraham Kuyper: sleek Calvinist, Christian Democrat will turn out to be the go-to biography of this significant determine whose principles and impression expand some distance past his personal time and position.
By Khalil al-Anani
Over the last 3 many years, via rises and falls in strength, regime repression and exclusion, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has continued, proving extra resilient than the other Islamist stream on this planet. during this e-book Khalil al-Anani explores the criteria that experience enabled the Brotherhood to outlive see you later inside an ever-changing political panorama.
Inside the Muslim Brotherhood unpacks the central components that form the movement's id, association, and activism. Investigating the methods of socialization, indoctrination, recruitment, id, networking, and mobilization that signify the flow, al-Anani argues that the Brotherhood isn't really in simple terms a political actor looking strength yet an identity-maker that goals to alter societal values, norms, and morals to line up with its ideology and worldview. The Brotherhood is excited about a thorough means of that means development and symbolic construction that shapes members' identification and provides experience to their lives. the result's a particular code of identification that binds individuals jointly, keeps their activism, and publications their habit in daily life. Al-Anani attributes the Brotherhood's sturdiness to its tight-knit constitution coupled with a posh club procedure that has helped them withstand regime penetration. The ebook additionally explores the divisions and transformations in the stream and the way those have an effect on its technique and judgements.
The fruits of over a decade of analysis and interviews with leaders and participants of the flow, this ebook demanding situations the dominant narratives approximately Islamists and Islamism as a whole.
By Slavoj Zizek, Boris Gunjevic, Ellen Elias-Bursac
An excellent dissection and reconstruction of the 3 significant faith-based structures of trust on this planet at the present time, from one of many world's so much articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in dialog with Croatian thinker Boris Gunjevic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in clean methods utilizing the instruments of Hegelian and Lacanian research, God in ache: Inversions of Apocalypse indicates how every one religion is familiar with humanity and divinity--and how the variations among the faiths should be some distance stranger than they could initially seem.
Chapters comprise (by Zizek) (1) "Christianity opposed to Sacred," (2) "Glance into the data of Islam," (3) "Only pain God Can keep Us," (4) "Animal Gaze," (5) "For the Theologico-Political Suspension of the Ethical," (by Gunjevic) (1) "Mistagogy of Revolution," (2) "Virtues of Empire," (3) "Every ebook Is Like Fortress," (4) "Radical Orthodoxy," (5) "Prayer and Wake."