Theologies Of Liberation In Palestine Israel

Author: Nur Masalha
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
ISBN: 0718842731
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Theologies Of Liberation In Palestine Israel from the Author: Nur Masalha. This collection concerns the development of contextualised theologies of liberation in Palestine and as part of the indigenous Palestinian peopleĀ’s struggle for justice and liberation. The work is innovative because of its inclusion of indigenous perspective within its remit and the introduction of new concepts such civil liberation theology. The collection offers other ways to look at biblical discourses and their impact on the ongoing conflict, ways to live peace, ways to be ethical when visiting these conflicted lands, understandings of resource ethics and even a new way to understand how we approach our understanding of liberation theology.

Lincoln S Political Ambitions Slavery And The Bible

Author: Edwin D. Freed
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087387X
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Lincoln S Political Ambitions Slavery And The Bible from the Author: Edwin D. Freed. Abraham Lincoln did not take his family Bible to the White House. And the reason he did not use the Bible in his first inaugural address was not because it failed to arrive in his baggage. Freed concentrates on what Abraham Lincoln himself says instead of what others say about him, which yields insights into understanding Lincoln's speech before the Young Men's Lyceum, his reply to the "Loyal Colored People of Baltimore," and his Second Inaugural Address. The author shows that much of what has been written about Lincoln's knowledge of the Bible and its influence on his thought is myth. Although his language was replete with vocabulary from the Bible, Lincoln's knowledge of it was superficial, and he did not use the Bible to promote religion. He was always a politician, but with a moral sensitivity. With the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, he used the Bible to help him achieve his political ambitions and to support the emancipation of slaves. A unique book on a subject never treated so thoroughly, this is a must-read for all Lincoln admirers.

Radical Christianity In Palestine And Israel

Author: Samuel J. Kuruvilla
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848855516
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Radical Christianity In Palestine And Israel from the Author: Samuel J. Kuruvilla. Christianity arose from the lands of biblical Palestine and, regardless of its twentieth century association with the Arab-Israeli conflict, to Christians around the world, it remains first and foremost the birthplace of Christianity. Nevertheless, the size of the Christian population among Palestinians today living in Israel and the Palestinian territories is now relatively insignificant. Here, Samuel J. Kuruvilla argues that Christian Palestinians often employ politically astute as well as theologically radical means in their efforts to appear relevant as a minority community within Israeli and Palestinian societies. He charts the development of a theology of Christian liberation, particularly in the work of Palestinian Anglican cleric Naim Stifan Ateek and Palestinian Lutheran Pastor Mitri Raheb, among others, as part of the Palestinian people's struggle for independence. In doing so, Kuruvilla provides a new perspective of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the role of Christians within it.

A Palestinian Theology Of Liberation

Author: Naim Stifan Ateek
ISBN: 9781626982604
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A Palestinian Theology Of Liberation from the Author: Naim Stifan Ateek. Addressing what many consider the world's most controversial conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on liberation theology in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. Beginning with the historical roots of this struggle, he shows how the memory of the Holocaust served to trump the claims and aspirations of the native inhabitants of Palestine, and how later Israeli occupation and settlements in the West Bank have contributed to their suffering and oppression. Supported by many Western Christians, Israeli claims to the land rely on a particular exclusivist reading of the Bible. In contrast, a Palestinian theology of liberation responds with a counterstrategy for biblical interpretation, emphasizing the prophetic themes of inclusivity and justice. Ateek concludes by providing principles for achieving security, peace, and justice for all peoples in Israel/Palestine.

Israeli Peace Palestinian Justice

Author: Thomas L. Are
Publisher: Regina : Clarity
ISBN: 9780932863157
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Israeli Peace Palestinian Justice from the Author: Thomas L. Are. In this application of the precepts of Liberation Theology - that God is always on the side of the oppressed, that the struggle for justice provides the life-breath of Christian spirituality and mission - to the Israeli/Palestinian dilemma, Presbyterian Pastor Thomas L. Are argues that there can be no peace for Israel without justice for the Palestinians, and until the peace process produces that justice, it will not work. This book provides a hard-hitting and well-documented account of the Israeli government's official policies of human rights abuse, including killings, beatings, torture, collective punishment, mass unlawful transfer, unlawful confinement and systemic discrimination. Its survey of the organised exercise of power by the pro-Zionist American-Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on the Pentagon, Congress, political and academic processes, and through numerous Christian evangelical ministries, clarifies why the American people still mistakenly champion the state of Israel as a heroic underdog locked in an unequal struggle for survival.

Shalom Salaam Peace

Author: Constance A. Hammond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131749055X
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Shalom Salaam Peace from the Author: Constance A. Hammond. Conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been ongoing since the creation of the state of Israel, a conflict revolving around land-ownership, water politics, human rights, and religious rights. 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' examines the realities of life in contemporary Israel/Palestine, with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles. Having established the historical, scriptural and theological context behind the present situation, the book presents key figures who have promoted peace and justice and explores liberation theology as a way of bringing peace in Israel/Palestine. Combining the history of liberation theology with its lived reality in Israel/Palestine today, 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' is an illuminating resource for students and scholars of politics and religion.

Toward A Jewish Theology Of Liberation

Author: Marc H. Ellis
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1932792007
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Toward A Jewish Theology Of Liberation from the Author: Marc H. Ellis. Turmoil still grips the Middle East and fear now paralyses post-9/11 America. The comforts and challenges of this book are thus as timely as when first published in 1987. With new reflections on the future of Judaism and Israel, Ellis underscores the enduring problem of justice. The use of liberation theology to make connections between the Holocaust and contemporary communities from the Third World reminds both Jews and oppressed Christians that they share a common ground in the experiences of abandonment, suffering, and death. The connections also reveal that Jews and Christians share a common cause in the battle against idolatry -- represented now by obsessions for personal affluence, national security, and ethnic survival. According to Ellis, Jews and Christians must never allow the reality of anti-Semitism to become an excuse to evade solidarity with the oppressed peoples -- be they African, Asian, Latin American or, especially Palestinian.

Contemporary Arab Thought

Author: Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231144881
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Contemporary Arab Thought from the Author: Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab. During the second half of the twentieth century, the Arab intellectual and political scene polarized between a search for totalizing doctrines--nationalist, Marxist, and religious--and radical critique. Arab thinkers were reacting to the disenchanting experience of postindependence Arab states, as well as to authoritarianism, intolerance, and failed development. They were also responding to successive defeats by Israel, humiliation, and injustice. The first book to take stock of these critical responses, this volume illuminates the relationship between cultural and political critique in the work of major Arab thinkers, and it connects Arab debates on cultural malaise, identity, and authenticity to the postcolonial issues of Latin America and Africa, revealing the shared struggles of different regions and various Arab concerns.

The Reemergence Of Liberation Theologies

Author: T. Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137311827
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The Reemergence Of Liberation Theologies from the Author: T. Cooper. This book brings together prominent voices from the global North and South to present brief analyses of liberation theology's future. It includes leaders in the field along with the newest voices. Each of these pieces was presented in the American Academy of Religion in the first five years of the Liberation Theologies Consultation.