The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
Author: Darío Fernández-Morera
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN: 1504034694
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise Book Excerpt:

Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MUSLIM

MUSLIM
Author: Hank Hanegraaff
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 0785216030
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MUSLIM Book Excerpt:

Is Islam a peaceful and tolerant religion? How did it get started? World events are making it more timely, important, and necessary for every Christian to understand how the world’s fastest-growing religion will affect them and how to stand firm in the truth of Christ. Renowned “Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff provides an in-depth look at Islam. For all the debate over Islam and its growing presence in the world, one thing is often overlooked: Islam is not a religion in the Western sense. It’s an all-encompassing worldview opposed to anything but itself. While there may be millions of peaceful and tolerant Muslims, many of them our neighbors, Islam itself is not peaceful and tolerant. Islam is the only significant religious system in the history of the human race with a structure of laws that mandate violence against the infidel. The current narrative is that to tell the truth in this regard will radicalize Muslims and worsen hostilities. A common phrase you’ve probably heard is that: “Islam is not our enemy.” As well-intentioned as this mantra may be, it is a dangerous stance once someone understands Islam in full. Global Islamic jihadism is exacting mass genocide on Christians in the East and multiplying terrorist attacks throughout the West. Worse still, Western governments, academic institutions, and media outlets seem bent on peddling a false narrative about what Islam truly is. In Muslim, you will: Learn the history of Islam, from the bloody career of the prophet Mohammed to the authoritarian Islamic law Examine how Islamic theology refutes the core Christian beliefs of original sin, Jesus’ resurrection, and more Discover specific Islamic teaching inciting violence to non-Muslims and even governments opposing Islamic law Find solutions and encouragement for Christians to withstand this growing global threat The conflict between Islam and the West is not going to die down or fade away. The Islamic doctrines upon which it is based will continue to cause conflict on an ever-increasing scale. With Muslim, Christians can equip themselves and others to stand unwavering in the truth of Christ.

Iberian Moorings

Iberian Moorings
Author: Ross Brann
Publsiher: Middle Ages
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN: 0812252888
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iberian Moorings Book Excerpt:

To Muslims the Iberian Peninsula was al-Andalus, to Jews it was Sefarad. Iberian Moorings traces how al-Andalus and Sefarad were invested with political, cultural, and historical significance across the Middle Ages and analyzes the tropes of Andalusi and Sefardi exceptionalism that linger in today's scholarship, literature, and film.

Far Right Revisionism and the End of History

Far Right Revisionism and the End of History
Author: Louie Dean Valencia-García
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 1000054071
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far Right Revisionism and the End of History Book Excerpt:

In Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists, lawyers, cultural critics, and literary and media scholars come together to offer an interconnected and comparative collection for understanding how contemporary far-right, neo-fascist, Alt-Right, Identitarian, and New Right movements have proposed revisions and counter-narratives to accepted understandings of history, fact and narrative. The innovative essays found here bring forward urgent questions to diverse public, academic, and politically-minded audiences interested in how historical understandings of race, gender, class, nationalism, religion, law, technology and the sciences have been distorted by these far-right movements. If scholars of the last twenty years, like Francis Fukuyama, believed that neoliberalism marked an "end of history," this volume shows how the far right is effectively threatening democracy and its institutions through the dissemination of alt-facts and histories.

Religious Hatred

Religious Hatred
Author: Paul Hedges
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1350162884
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Hatred Book Excerpt:

Why does religion inspire hatred? Why do people in one religion sometimes hate people of another religion, and also why do some religions inspire hatred from others? This book shows how scholarly studies of prejudice, identity formation, and genocide studies can shed light on global examples of religious hatred. The book is divided into four parts, focusing respectively on: theories of prejudice and violence; historical developments of Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and race; contemporary Western Antisemitism and Islamophobia; and, prejudices beyond the West in the Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. Each part ends with a special focus section. Key features include: - A compelling synthesis of theories of prejudice, identity, and hatred to explain Islamophobia and Antisemitism. - An innovative theory of human violence and genocide which explains the link to prejudice. - Case studies of both Western Antisemitism and Islamophobia in history and today, alongside global studies of Islamic Antisemitism and Hindu and Buddhist Islamophobia - Integrates discussion of race and racialisation as aspects of Islamophobic and Antisemitic prejudice in relation to their framing in religious discourses. - Accessible for general readers and students, it can be employed as a textbook for students or read with benefit by scholars for its novel synthesis and theories. The book focuses on Antisemitism and Islamophobia, both in the West and beyond, including examples of prejudices and hatred in the Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America, MENA, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa, Paul Hedges points to common patterns, while identifying the specifics of local context. Religious Hatred is an essential guide for understanding the historical origins of religious hatred, the manifestations of this hatred across diverse religious and cultural contexts, and the strategies employed by activists and peacemakers to overcome this hatred.

THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM

THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM
Author: Daniel Janosik
Publsiher: Christian Publishing House
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-01-26
ISBN: 1949586766
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM Book Excerpt:

The average Christian knows somewhat how dangerous radical Islam is because of the regular media coverage of beheadings of Christians, Jews, and even young little children, not to mention Muslims with which they disagree. However, the average Christian does not know their true beliefs, just how many there are, to the extent they will go to carry out these beliefs. Daily we find Islamic commentators on the TV and radio, offering up misleading information, quoting certain portions of the Quran while leaving other parts out. When considering Islamic beliefs, other Islamic writings must be considered, like the Hadith or Sunnah, and the Shariah, or canon law. While Islam, in general, does not support radical Islam, the vast majority do support radical beliefs. For example, beheadings, stoning for adultery or homosexuality, suicide bombings, turning the world into an Islamic state, and far too many other heinous things. THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM provides Christians with an overview of Islamic terminology. The reader will learn about Muhammad’s calling, the history of the Quran, how Islam expanded, the death of Muhammad and the splinter groups that followed. In addition, the three sources of their teaching, six pillars of belief, five pillars of Islam, the twelfth Imam, and much more will be discussed. While there are several books on Islam and radical Islam, this will be the first that will prepare its readers to communicate effectively with Muslims in an effort toward sharing biblical truths. THE GUIDE TO ISLAM will be an effective evangelism tool. In addition, each chapter will end with review questions, helping the reader recall the main points of the chapter. Therefore, it can be studied alone or in a church Bible study setting. THE GUIDE TO ANSWERING ISLAM has the contents constructed in a way that will greatly serve the Christian Church. There are many recent books written by Christians about Islam, and there are many books written recently about radical Islam. However, none of these recent books attempts to do what has been done, which is to give an adequate portrayal of Islam, critiqued by history and Christian doctrine, and then culminating in an extensive evaluation of the rise of Radical Islam from a Christian's perspective.

Understanding Religion

Understanding Religion
Author: Paul Michael Hedges
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 0520298918
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Religion Book Excerpt:

A cutting-edge introduction to contemporary religious studies theory, connecting theory to data This innovative coursebook introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies—both Western and non-Western. Using a case-study model, the text considers: A wide and diverse array of contemporary issues, questions, and critical approaches to the study of religion relevant to students and scholars A variety of theoretical approaches, including decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, and phenomenological analyses Current debates on whether the term "religion" is meaningful Many key issues about the study of religion, including the insider-outsider debate, material religion, and lived religion Plural and religiously diverse societies, including the theological ideas of traditions and the political and social questions that arise for those living alongside adherents of other religions Understanding Religion is designed to provide a strong foundation for instructors to explore the ideas presented in each chapter in multiple ways, engage students in meaningful activities in the classroom, and integrate additional material into their lectures. Students will gain the tools to apply specific methods from a variety of disciplines to analyze the social, political, spiritual, and cultural aspects of religions. Its unique pedagogical design means it can be used from undergraduate- to postgraduate-level courses.

The Rebellion of the Dhimmis

The Rebellion of the Dhimmis
Author: Raphael Israeli
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2022-06-23
ISBN: 1682356841
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebellion of the Dhimmis Book Excerpt:

The long history of the dhimmi subordination of Christians and Jews to Islamic rule in the Middle East, North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Balkans produced a lengthy trail of persecution, oppression, population cleansing, and transfer. In the modern world, in the wake of more than a millennium of subjugation, a series of reactions by the suppressed peoples brought about either the removal of Muslim invaders, as in Iberia, the Balkans, and Palestine, or the exodus of the Christian and Jewish communities out of Islamdom. In North Africa and the Middle East, the rise of Zionism was the form that the Jewish rebellion took, causing the convergence of various Jewish dhimmi communities in Islamdom into Palestine, where they reconstituted their independence in their ancient Land of Israel.

Dr Mordechai Helfman

Dr  Mordechai Helfman
Author: Raphael Israeli
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1682356566
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Mordechai Helfman Book Excerpt:

This volume sums up the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man. Dr. Mordechai Helfman was born and raised in Ukraine at the turn of the 20th century. He started his academic training in medicine in Kiev. Due to the severe anti-Semitic persecutions there, he fled to Prague, where he was caught up by the winds of Zionism, which swept up Diaspora Jews, partly in response to the escalating pogroms. Dr. Helfman returned to Kiev and then went to Berlin to complete his medical studies, specializing in ophthalmology, which prepared him for his Aliya (immigration to Mandatory Palestine), where that expertise was in demand. He never relented on his intense Zionist activity, preparing an entire generation to join the meager Jewish Yishuv under the British Mandate (1924), with a view to ultimately create a solid Jewish entity that would in time lead to Jewish independence in a Jewish state. With Jerusalem as his main base, he remained devoted to the UJA (United Jewish Appeal), spending most of his life until Israel was established raising funds throughout the world to encourage Aliya and collect funds for the Yishuv’s development. Only when Israel was founded in 1948 did he turn his full attention to his medical expertise, serving as a popular eye doctor in Jerusalem, yet never neglecting his commitment to fund-raising.

Journey into Europe

Journey into Europe
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN: 0815727593
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey into Europe Book Excerpt:

An unprecedented, richly, detailed, and clear-eyed exploration of Islam in European history and civilization Tensions over Islam were escalating in Europe even before 9/11. Since then, repeated episodes of terrorism together with the refugee crisis have dramatically increased the divide between the majority population and Muslim communities, pushing the debate well beyond concerns over language and female dress. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the continent, often espousing anti-Muslim rhetoric, has shaken the foundation of the European Union to its very core. Many Europeans see Islam as an alien, even barbaric force that threatens to overwhelm them and their societies. Muslims, by contrast, struggle to find a place in Europe in the face of increasing intolerance. In tandem, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination cause many on the continent to feel unwelcome in their European homes. Akbar Ahmed, an internationally renowned Islamic scholar, traveled across Europe over the course of four years with his team of researchers and interviewed Muslims and non-Muslims from all walks of life to investigate questions of Islam, immigration, and identity. They spoke with some of Europe’s most prominent figures, including presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and everyday Europeans from a variety of backgrounds. Their findings reveal a story of the place of Islam in European history and civilization that is more interwoven and complex than the reader might imagine, while exposing both the misunderstandings and the opportunities for Europe and its Muslim communities to improve their relationship. Along with an analysis of what has gone wrong and why, this urgent study, the fourth in a quartet examining relations between the West and the Muslim world, features recommendations for promoting integration and pluralism in the twenty-first century.

Performing al Andalus

Performing al Andalus
Author: Jonathan Holt Shannon
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 0253017742
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing al Andalus Book Excerpt:

Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day Syria, Morocco, and Spain, but with varying and sometimes contradictory meanings in different social and political contexts. As he traces the movements of musicians, songs, histories, and memories circulating around the Mediterranean, he argues that attention to such flows offers new insights into the complexities of culture and the nuances of selfhood.

Modern Jewish Scholarship on Islam in Context

Modern Jewish Scholarship on Islam in Context
Author: Ottfried Fraisse
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 3110446898
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Jewish Scholarship on Islam in Context Book Excerpt:

After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921–2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica, continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all eras in the history of the Jewish religion.

Political Social and Religious Studies of the Balkans

Political  Social and Religious Studies of the Balkans
Author: Raphael Israeli and Ana Dimitrovska
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 1682353869
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Social and Religious Studies of the Balkans Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the roots and centennial development of radical Islam in the Balkans since the rise of early Muslim fundamentalists in the Muslim world in the early 20th century. It also follows current militant Muslim movements, which have grown in the world and were the direct trigger of the Bosnia war (1992-5). The book also clarifies the parallels between the predominant events in the world of Islam during the past century, specific developments in Balkan Islam in general, and of Bosnia in particular.

Itinerant Jihadis

Itinerant Jihadis
Author: Raphael Israeli
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-11-04
ISBN: 1681819821
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Itinerant Jihadis Book Excerpt:

We watch with amazement the Muslim Jihadists of our time, moving from one killing field to another, mobilized, physically and spiritually for the cause of Islam, and risking their lives to accomplish a goal that usually escapes us. It turns out this practice took root since the inception of Islam, and that its miraculous expansion worldwide was due to a great extent to the masses of volunteers who sprang out of Arabia, heading westward until North Africa and the Atlantic, and on the other hand, to the Iberian Peninsula, and on that side of the globe, they conquered the Middle East, Asia Minor, and Central Asia in a sweep the world has known since the Roman Empire. The process of Islam expansion has also produced the great Islamic Empires of the Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, the Muwahhidun of North Africa and Iberia, the Ottoman in the Middle East and the Balkans, and the Moghuls of India. Even after the Islamic empires were defeated and colonized, and from their point of view victimized and humiliated, the revived Islam continued to witness vast movement of volunteer Jihadis, flocking to Afghanistan, then to Iraq and Syria. In contemporary Islam, that movement has come to embrace large numbers of Western Muslims from Europe and the Americas, who have been swept by the exciting idea of a revived Caliphate.

What Was the Islamic Conquest of Iberia

What Was the Islamic Conquest of Iberia
Author: Hussein Fancy,Alejandro García-Sanjuán
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 1000385086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Was the Islamic Conquest of Iberia Book Excerpt:

What Was the Islamic Conquest of Iberia? Understanding the New Debate brings together leading scholars to offer an introduction to a recent debate with far-reaching implications for the study of history, as well as our understanding of the present. In the year 711 CE, Islamic armies conquered the Iberian Peninsula. This seemingly uncontroversial claim has in fact been questioned, becoming an object of intense scholarly debate, debate that has reached a fevered pitch in recent decades within Spain. This volume introduces an anglophone audience to the terms and contours of this controversy, from its emergence in the late nineteenth century to its contemporary recrudescence. It suggests that far from an abstract discussion, this dispute reveals methodological and moral questions that remain vital to the study of the distant past, questions than cannot be easily resolved and have far-reaching consequences for the present. This volume offers novel perspectives on, not only the controversy, but also the latest research on the events of 711. These exemplary studies of historical, literary, and material cultural evidence demonstrate the promise and challenges for a new generation of scholarship. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies.

The Musical Heritage of Al Andalus

The Musical Heritage of Al Andalus
Author: Dwight Reynolds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000289524
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Musical Heritage of Al Andalus Book Excerpt:

The Musical Heritage of Al-Andalus is a critical account of the history of Andalusian music in Iberia from the Islamic conquest of 711 to the final expulsion of the Moriscos (Spanish Muslims converted to Christianity) in the early 17th century. This volume presents the documentation that has come down to us, accompanied by critical and detailed analyses of the sources written in Arabic, Old Catalan, Castilian, Hebrew, and Latin. It is also informed by research the author has conducted on modern Andalusian musical traditions in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. While the cultural achievements of medieval Muslim Spain have been the topic of a large number of scholarly and popular publications in recent decades, what may arguably be its most enduring contribution – music – has been almost entirely neglected. The overarching purpose of this work is to elucidate as clearly as possible the many different types of musical interactions that took place in medieval Iberia and the complexity of the various borrowings, adaptations, hybridizations, and appropriations involved.

Jewish Muslim Relations

Jewish Muslim Relations
Author: Ednan Aslan,Margaret Rausch
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 3658262753
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Muslim Relations Book Excerpt:

This multidisciplinary volume unites research on diverse aspects of Jewish-Muslim relations, exchanges and coexistence across time including the Abrahamic tradition enigma, Jews in the Qur’an and Hadith, Ibn al-‘Arabi and the Kabala, comparative feminist theology, Jews, Christians, Muslims and the Gospel of Barnabas, harmonizing religion and philosophy in Andalusia, Jews and Muslims in medieval Christian Spain, Israeli Jews and Muslim and Christian Arabs, Jewish-Muslim coexistence on Cyprus, Muslim-Jewish dialogues in Berlin and Barcelona, Jewish-Christian-Muslim trialogues and teleology, Jewish and Muslim dietary laws, and Jewish and Muslim integration in Switzerland and Germany.

Abraham Ibn Daud s Dorot Olam Generations of the Ages

Abraham Ibn Daud s Dorot  Olam  Generations of the Ages
Author: Katja Vehlow
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2013-06-07
ISBN: 9004248153
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abraham Ibn Daud s Dorot Olam Generations of the Ages Book Excerpt:

Dorot ‘Olam (Generations of the Ages), written by Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo (c. 1110-1180) is one of the most influential historical works of medieval Hebrew literature. This edition shows how the work asserts the superiority of rabbinic Judaism and the central role of Iberia for the Jewish past, presence, and future.

Re envisioning Jewish Identities

Re envisioning Jewish Identities
Author: Efraim Sicher
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 9004462252
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re envisioning Jewish Identities Book Excerpt:

This innovative study combines readings of contemporary literature, art, and performance to explore the diverse and complex directions of contemporary Jewish culture in Israel and the diaspora.