By Paul S Rowe, John H.A. Dyck, Jens Zimmermann
Christians and the center East Conflict bargains with the connection of Christians and Christian theology to a few of the conflicts within the center East, an issue that's frequently sensationalized yet nonetheless insufficiently understood. Political advancements over the past twenty years, notwithstanding, have triggered observers to rediscover and consider the principal position spiritual motivations play in shaping public discourses.
This publication proceeds at the assumption that neither a spotlight at the eschatological nor a slender figuring out of the plight of Christians within the heart East is enough. in its place, it will be significant to appreciate Christians in context and to discover the ways in which Christian theology applies throughout the activities of Christians who've lived and proceed to pass though clash within the area both as local population or international observers. This quantity addresses problems with hindrance to Christians from a theological point of view, from the point of view of Christian responses to clash all through historical past, and in mirrored image at the modern realities of Christians within the heart East.
The essays during this quantity mix contextual political and theological reflections written by way of either students and Christian activists and may be of curiosity to scholars and students of Politics, faith and center East experiences.
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Christians and the Middle East conflict: theology, history and politics This book proceeds on the assumption that neither a focus on the eschatological nor a narrow understanding of the plight of Christians in the Middle East is sufficient. Instead, it is necessary to understand Christians in context and to explore the ways that Christian theology applies through the actions of Christians who have lived and continue to live through conflict in the region either as native inhabitants or interested foreign observers.
The subject of reconciliation is not a merely peripheral theme in our scriptures, but rather constitutes the driving force behind redemptive history. Commencing with our initial alienation from God in the Garden of Eden at the beginning of Genesis, and culminating in the hope of a restored Messianic community which we are pointed to in the vision of the new Jerusalem at the end of Revelation, the entire biblical narrative is moving to a time in which we shall all be reconciled with each other and with God.
John H. A. Dyck is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Trinity Western University. Jens Zimmermann is Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture at Trinity Western University. All three are senior research fellows in the Religion, Culture, and Conflict Research Group based at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Routledge studies in religion and politics Edited by Jeffrey Haynes London Metropolitan University, UK This series aims to publish high-quality works on the topic of the resurgence of political forms of religion in both national and international contexts.
Christians and the Middle East Conflict by Paul S Rowe, John H.A. Dyck, Jens Zimmermann