A History of Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Christian by Dennis J. Dunn

By Dennis J. Dunn

The booklet unearths the nexus among faith and politics at the present time and exhibits that we are living in an interdependent global the place one worldwide civilization is rising and the place the world’s peoples are carrying on with to coalesce round a sequence of values that comprise powerful Western overtones. either Putin’s Orthodox Russia and areas lower than the regulate of such Islamist teams like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and try out, in a principally languishing attempt, to frustrate this sequence of values. The publication explains the present pressure among the West and Russia and elements of the Muslim international and sheds gentle at the factors of such crises because the Syrian Civil struggle, Russia’s aggression opposed to Ukraine, and acts of terrorism comparable to Sep 11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris. It indicates that faith maintains to impact international order and that wisdom of its influence on political id and worldwide governance should still advisor either executive coverage and scholarly research of up to date history.

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Orthodox Christians and Islam in the postmodern age. Leiden: Brill. Shawcross, T. (2008). Do thou nothing without counsel: Political assemblies and the ideal of good government in the thought of Theodore Palaeologus and Theodore Metochites. Al-Masaq, 20(1), 89–118. Stark, R. (1997). The rise of Christianity: How the obscure, marginal Jesus movement became the dominant religious force in the Western world in a few centuries. New York: HarperOne. Strémooukhoff, D. ([1953] 1970). Moscow the Third Rome: Sources of the Doctrine.

DUNN From the Koran and the Hadith, Muhammad and “ulama” (religious teachers) developed Sharia or Islamic law (literally the “path to water” that in the desert meant the “path to life”), which guided virtually every aspect of life for Muslims. Sharia was God’s law and the foundation of Islamic life. 8 Sharia law ordered society, defined morality, sanctioned institutions, and outlined social relationships. 10 Religious teachers and self-confident Muslims also resorted to issuing religious decrees or proclamations called fatwa in response to a new development.

New York: Oxford University Press. Saunders, D. (2014). Russia in the age of reaction and reform, 1801–1881. New York: Routledge.  M. (2012). Orthodox Christians and Islam in the postmodern age. Leiden: Brill. Shawcross, T. (2008). Do thou nothing without counsel: Political assemblies and the ideal of good government in the thought of Theodore Palaeologus and Theodore Metochites. Al-Masaq, 20(1), 89–118. Stark, R. (1997). The rise of Christianity: How the obscure, marginal Jesus movement became the dominant religious force in the Western world in a few centuries.

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