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

By Dennis J. Dunn

The e-book unearths the nexus among faith and politics this present day and exhibits that we are living in an interdependent international the place one international civilization is rising and the place the world’s peoples are carrying on with to coalesce round a chain of values that comprise effective Western overtones. either Putin’s Orthodox Russia and areas below the keep watch over 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 stress among the West and Russia and components of the Muslim international and sheds gentle at the factors of such crises because the Syrian Civil warfare, Russia’s aggression opposed to Ukraine, and acts of terrorism reminiscent of September 11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris. It exhibits that faith maintains to impact worldwide order and that wisdom of its influence on political id and worldwide governance should still consultant either executive coverage and scholarly research of latest history.

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23 Messianism Both the Byzantines and the Russians believed that the Orthodox faith and the values that it helped to promote were of divine origin and indicated that Orthodox societies were chosen by God to deliver his truth to the world and to promulgate and defend Orthodox Civilization against heretics, infidels, and heathens, especially Westerners. 25 The Russians, when they succeeded the Greeks as the standard bearer of Orthodoxy, enhanced this feeling of messianism. J. 27 Theological Mysticism The autocratic tradition of Orthodox society curbed the interaction between faith and reason and tended to limit innovation.

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Many of the Bedouins were polytheists and lived in a culture where tribal violence, war, blood feuds, infanticide, polygamy, vengeance, rank materialism, and arrogance were the order of the day. They deeply resented Byzantine encroachment on their culture and nomadic lifestyle. Judaism and various Christian heresies were present in the region and had some followers. J. J. DUNN dition declared descended from the heavens to Mecca around the time of Abraham and which was a place of pilgrimage and tourism.

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