By Dennis J. Dunn
The ebook finds 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 effective Western overtones. either Putin’s Orthodox Russia and areas lower than the keep an eye on of such Islamist teams like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and test, in a mostly languishing attempt, to frustrate this sequence of values. The publication explains the present rigidity among the West and Russia and elements of the Muslim global and sheds gentle at the explanations of such crises because the Syrian Civil battle, Russia’s aggression opposed to Ukraine, and acts of terrorism equivalent to Sep 11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris. It indicates that faith keeps to impact international order and that wisdom of its impact on political id and worldwide governance may still consultant either govt coverage and scholarly research of latest history.
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A Muslim was not to approach the Koran with a critical or analytical frame of mind, which implied arrogance and pride. It was God’s truth, plain and simple, and was to be memorized, not analyzed. 7 Another source of beliefs and guidelines for Muslims was the way Muhammad lived his life (his Sunna)—what he did and said. His sayings and actions were eventually recorded in a multi-volume compilation called the Hadith. Unlike the Koran, the Hadith was subject to interpretation, but eventually it, too, tended to be agreed upon and fixed, although still theoretically open to interpretation.
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