The Crown And The Turban

Muslims And West African Pluralism
Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429976356
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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This fascinating study explores the clash of civilizations between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegals highest national honor for his scholarly work, plac

The Turban for the Crown

The Islamic Revolution in Iran
Author: Said Amir Arjomand
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195042581
Category: Mathematics
Page: 283
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Describes the background and causes of the Iranian Revolution, identifies the factors to Khomeini's successful return, and examines the impact of the Revolution

Piety and Power

Muslims and Christians in West Africa
Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498220452
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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In Piety and Power an African scholar provides a unique perspective on historical patterns of religious interaction in West Africa and their meaning for world Christianity and Islam today. Sanneh's topics range from Muhammad's significance for Christians, to an examination of a nineteenth-century "ecumenical" opening between the two faiths in Freetown, to an overview of the relation between religion and politics that directly challenges many Western assumptions about Africa and Islam. Other treatments of Christian-Muslim encounter in Africa are often framed in terms of European colonial and missionary history. In contrast Piety and Power places the inter-faith issues firmly in an African social setting. Sanneh explores the impact of Islam, Christianity, and European mission and colonialism in terms of African adaptations and expressions. An autobiographical essay on Sanneh's own education in an African Qu'ran school gives readers a rare and revealing look at the power and influence of Islamic institutions in their African adaptations.

Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor

illustrated
Author: Thomas Allom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 94
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The Crown City Redemption


Author: L.A. Evans
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477126813
Category: Fiction
Page: 159
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This novel is about a twenty-something young woman (Sam) who goes off to college and marries the man of her dreams, only to fi nd out later that he is an internati onal hit man. She is initi ally outraged by his clandesti ne profession, but ulti mately becomes trapped in the marriage by love for him and her own sincere belief that she can eventually change him. Aft er graduati ng from college, her husband is mysteriously killed, and his family seems to blame her. A month later her parents are killed in an auto accident that she believes was perpetrated by her husbands family. She is forced to leave her hometown for fear she may be next. Sam takes refuge in Crown City where she can hide while formulati ng a plan for self-defense. In Crown City she att empts to reconfi gure her life, but encounters multi ple threatening situati ons, unlikely in such a peaceful city. Her constant fear that her husbands family will discover her whereabouts fi nally occurs, only to present our imperfect heroine the means out of her precarious existence. Overcoming obstacles thrust upon her, stresses her to the breaking point, but ulti mately her strength and cunning enable her to win freedom from fear and a chance for a normal life. You will find Sam to be an interesti ng and resourceful young woman. Travel with her as she immerses herself in the fabric of Crown City, and share vicariously her struggles to overcome the treacherous events that follow her husbands death. Her story is a gripping personal evoluti on fi lled with love, violence, forgiveness, confession, death, and life-changing philosophical deliberati ons. Does her emoti onally and physically perilous journey lead to a fi tti ng resoluti on of her dilemma? You be the judge.

Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal


Author: Mamadou Diouf
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530897
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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This collection critically examines "tolerance," "secularism," and respect for religious "diversity" within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, essays trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the state, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations. The anthology provides a rich and nuanced historical ethnography of the formation of Senegalese democracy, illuminating the complex trajectory of the Senegalese state and reflecting on similar postcolonial societies. Offering rare perspectives on the country's "successes" since liberation, the volume identifies the role of religion, gender, culture, ethnicity, globalization, politics, and migration in the reconfiguration of the state and society, and it makes an important contribution to democratization theory, Islamic studies, and African studies.

HCSB Study Bible


Author: Holman Bible Staff,The HCSB Translation Team,Jeremy Royal Howard,Edwin Blum
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433601532
Category: Bibles
Page: 2336
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2011 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner! Developed in direct response to what consumer focus groups asked for, only one study Bible delivers more than you'd expect-right where you'd expect it. When reading a passage in the Bible, you shouldn't have to wonder where to find supporting reference notes and commentary that go along with it. That's why the HCSB Study Bible-featuring approximately 15,000 study notes-is designed so that every clarifying resource is there on the same page spread as the biblical text to which it refers. You'll never again forget what you were looking for, because the pertinent note, map, chart, word study, or illustration is already there. And when an even deeper view is desired, there are also introductions for each book, outlines and timelines, a concordance, and more. For the growing believer whose desire is to know Scripture more intimately and live out its loving instruction, the HCSB Study Bible always keeps you and God on the same page. FEATURES 315 word studies Four-color presentation pages 141 photographs Two-column text setting 62 timelines Two-piece gift box (non-hardcover) 59 maps One-year Bible reading plan 24 articles Center column references 16 illustrations/reconstructions Topical subheads 15 charts Black letter text

Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age


Author: Saïd Amir Arjomand
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438451598
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization. In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyond facile generalizations based on the historical experience of modernization in the West by highlighting differences rather than similarities and contrasts rather than commonalities, and by examining civilizational processes and culturally specific developmental patterns distinctive of different world regions. Essays combine comparative and historical sociology with civilizational analysis and the study of multiple and alternative modernities. Different patterns of modernization are compared within the framework of global/local compressed communication and interaction that results from globalization. The introductory chapter puts the present effort in the context of the seminal work of three generations of comparative sociologists, and what follows is a penetrating analysis of modernization and globality, opening the way for rectifying the erasure of the historical experience of a very sizeable portion of humankind from the foundation of social theory.

Revolution and War


Author: Stephen M. Walt
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801470005
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so, and suggests how the risk of conflicts brought on by domestic upheaval might be reduced in the future. In doing so, he explores one of the basic questions of international relations: What are the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy? Walt begins by exposing the flaws in existing theories about the relationship between revolution and war. Drawing on the theoretical literature about revolution and the realist perspective on international politics, he argues that revolutions cause wars by altering the balance of threats between a revolutionary state and its rivals. Each state sees the other as both a looming danger and a vulnerable adversary, making war seem both necessary and attractive. Walt traces the dynamics of this argument through detailed studies of the French, Russian, and Iranian revolutions, and through briefer treatment of the American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese cases. He also considers the experience of the Soviet Union, whose revolutionary transformation led to conflict within the former Soviet empire but not with the outside world. An important refinement of realist approaches to international politics, this book unites the study of revolution with scholarship on the causes of war.

My Neighbour's Faith

Islam Explained for African Christians
Author: John Azumah
Publisher: Hippo Books
ISBN: 0310574625
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour’s Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam—the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state—in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.

The Islamic Middle East

Tradition and Change
Author: Charles Lindholm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695420
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East.

Meyer's British Chronicle, a universal review of british literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Musaeum Regalis Societatis. Or a Catalogue and Description of the ... Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society (etc.)


Author: Nehemiah Grew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Life-Study of Exodus


Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0736303979
Category:
Page: 1947
View: 6958
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The Benefit of Broad Horizons

Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science
Author: Hans Joas,Barbro Klein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192840
Category: History
Page: 434
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More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.

The Arab Revolution of 2011

A Comparative Perspective
Author: Saïd Amir Arjomand
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438454899
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. How do we make sense of the Arab revolution of 2011? What were its successes, its failures, and significance in world history? The Arab Revolution of 2011 brings together a broad range of perspectives to explain the causes, processes, and consequences of the revolution of 2011 and its critical implications for the future. The contributors, in this major addition to the sociology of revolutions, step back from the earlier euphoria of the Arab Spring to provide a sober analysis of what is still an ongoing process of upheaval in the Middle East. The essays address the role of national armies and foreign military intervention, the character and structure of old regimes as determinants of peaceful or violent political transformation, the constitutional placement of Islam in post-revolutionary regimes, and the possibilities of supplanting authoritarianism with democracy. The revolution of 2011 is also examined within a broad historical perspective, comparing the dynamics of revolution and counterrevolution in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya with such epochal events as the European revolution of 1848 and Russia in 1917.

Contemporary Iran

Economy, Society, Politics
Author: Ali Gheissari
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199702855
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Iran is a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative diplomatic isolation and the partisan nature of conflicting accounts voiced by different interest groups both inside and outside the country, there is a shortage of hard information about the scale and depth of social change in today's Iran. In this volume, and imposing roster of both internationally renowned Iranian scholars and rising young Iranian academics offer contributions--many based on recent fieldwork--on the nature and evolution of Iran's economy, significant aspects of Iran's changing society, and the dynamics of its domestic and international politics since the 1979 revolution, focusing particularly on the post-Khomeini period. The book will be of great interest not only to Iran specialists, but also to scholars of comparative politics, democratization, social change, politics in the Muslim world, and Middle Eastern studies.

The Lady's Monthly Museum, Or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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The Message

The Bible in Contemporary Language
Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1617479314
Category: Bibles
Page: 1728
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The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English. What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself. Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted timelines and charts. Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader


Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194524
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice