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Religious Strife In Egypt Rle Egypt

Author: Nadia Ramsis Farah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135091099
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This critical analysis investigates the causes that brought about one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Egyptian history – the clashes between the Muslims and Copts during the 1970s. A unique retrospective, it features probing interviews with Egyptian intellectuals, writers, political and religious leaders, as well as common citizens from both the Muslim and Copt communities. Within a framework of economic, political and ideological factors, Nadia Ramsis Farah is able to synthesize a compelling portrait of a troubled national conscience in the face of religious strife. First published 1986.

Egypt S Political Economy

Author: Nadia Ramsis Farah
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774162176
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A new assessment of the impact of power relations on economic development.

Conflict Cooperation

Author: Peter E. Makari
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631446
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"Egypt is considered the intellectual birthplace of the modern Islamic movements and is a center of contemporary Islamic thought and culture. It is also home to one of the oldest Christian populations in the world. In this book, Peter Makari considers the role of governmental and nongovernmental actors in conflict resolution and the promotion of positive Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt. He maintains that, prevailing opinions notwithstanding, the last quarter-century has witnessed a high level of interreligious cooperation and tolerance. Relying heavily on Arabic sources, Makari examines the rhetoric and actions of official governmental and religious institutions, as well as civil society actors. Combining empirical research with an informed theoretical perspective, this work offers a perspective seldom available to the English reader on questions of tolerance, citizenship, and civil society in this part of the Arab world"--Publisher's description.

Christian Responses To Islam

Author: Anthony O'Mahony
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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In the aftermath of 9/11 there has been much talk of a need to engage on a meaningful level with Islam, but where do we begin and what is the right approach? This book looks at case studies from around the world in order to explore how Christian groups, sometimes as minorities and sometimes as the majority, engage with their Muslim neighbors in the search for a peaceful society. Some of the initiatives are politically motivated, others run by Church authorities and a number are community based, but all offer different approaches to a variety of situations that are encountered in Christian--Islamic dialogue. This is the first time that global strategies for dialogue have been published in one book by a series of leading academics. While previous publications have concentrated on a particular geographical area, usually the Middle East or Europe, this book casts a wider net and considers issues such as the rise of radical Islam in post--Soviet states, Indonesian immigration in Australia and the spread of Islam amongst the Black South Africans after the fall of apartheid.

Untersuchungen Zur Thinitenzeit

Author: Wolfgang Helck
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447026772
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Die am Anfang der agyptischen Geschichte stehende sogenannte "Thinitenzeit" ist diejenige Epoche Agyptens, in der sich eine Kultur in den Hauptzugen formte. Als Vorarbeit zu einer umfassenden Betrachtung und als Schritt zu einem besseren Verstandnis dieser Zeit sind in dem Werk drei Hauptbereiche herausgegriffen: 1. Eine Untersuchung der geistesgeschichtlichen Voraussetzungen, soweit wir sie aus der spateren Uberlieferung, besonders aus den Ritualen, erkennen konnen. 2. Eine Auflistung der historischen Gegebenheiten dieser Epoche, wobei besonders auch die wirtschaftlichen Denkmaler in die Betrachtung mit einbezogen sind. 3. Reflexionen uber die Titulaturketten der uns bekannten einflussreichen Personen dieser Zeit bis in die Mitte der 3. Dynastie.

Ancient Egypt And The Near East

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761479345
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Presents the history of the ancient kingdoms of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Israel, as well as the Middle East, from the Sumerians to the Persia Empire.

Between Terror And Tolerance

Author: Timothy D. Sisk
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589017978
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Civil war and conflict within countries is the most prevalent threat to peace and security in the opening decades of the twenty-first century. A pivotal factor in the escalation of tensions to open conflict is the role of elites in exacerbating tensions along identity lines by giving the ideological justification, moral reasoning, and call to violence. Between Terror and Tolerance examines the varied roles of religious leaders in societies deeply divided by ethnic, racial, or religious conflict. The chapters in this book explore cases when religious leaders have justified or catalyzed violence along identity lines, and other instances when religious elites have played a critical role in easing tensions or even laying the foundation for peace and reconciliation. This volume features thematic chapters on the linkages between religion, nationalism, and intolerance, transnational intra-faith conflict in the Shi’a-Sunni divide, and country case studies of societal divisions or conflicts in Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Tajikistan. The concluding chapter explores the findings and their implications for policies and programs of international non-governmental organizations that seek to encourage and enhance the capacity of religious leaders to play a constructive role in conflict resolution.

Passion For Islam

Author: Caryle Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743237439
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"Islam's revival is reshaping Egypt and other Arab countries in ways beyond violent politics. The yearning for personal solace, a just political system, indigenous lifestyles, and relevant theology all await satisfaction....Just as the Nile runs through Egypt for almost eight hundred miles, giving it life, so also the Straight Way, the way of Allah, runs through it, beckoning its people. The search by Egypt's Muslims for a modern understanding of the Straight Way is the essence of today's passion for Islam." -- from Chapter 1, "First Verses" Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, this authoritative and enthralling primer on the modern face of Islam provides one of the most comprehensive accountings for the roots of religious terrorism and Middle Eastern strife. Over decades, a myriad of social, political, and religious factors has made today's Middle East a combustible region and has contributed to Islam's new power and turmoil. Passion for Islam uses one particular country, Egypt, as a lens through which to show how these forces play out across the area, allowing terrorism to gain a foothold. Through the personal experiences and observations of individual Egyptians encountered during her five years as the Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, veteran journalist Caryle Murphy explores how Islam's contemporary revival is unfolding on four different levels: "Pious Islam" highlights the groundswell of grassroots piety that has created more Islamic societies; "Political Islam" examines how Islamists, using both violent and peaceful means, are reshaping the region's authoritarian secular political order and redefining Islam's role in the public arena; "Cultural Islam" looks at Egyptian efforts to resist a ubiquitous Western culture by asserting an Islamic identity; "Thinking Islam" reveals how intellectuals are reexamining their theological heritage with the aim of modernizing Islam. Representing years of exhaustive research, Passion for Islam also looks at how the tortured Israeli-Palestinian conflict has contributed to the region's religious ferment and political tumult. By revealing the day-to-day ramifications of all these issues through the eyes of Egyptian intellectuals, holy men, revolutionaries, and ordinary citizens, Passion for Islam brings an unparalleled vitality and depth to Western perceptions of Middle Eastern conflict.