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Under Caesar's Sword
How Christians Respond to Persecution

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Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah, Kent Hill, Robert Dowd, Mariz Tadros, Christian Van Gorder, Kathleen Collins, Karrie Koesel, Jekaterina Dunajeva, Sara Singha, Chad Bauman, James Ponniah, Reg Reimer, Fenggang Yang, Robert Hefner, Paul Freston, Paul Marshall, Maryann Cusimano Love
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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108441766

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  • The global persecution of Christians is an urgent human rights issue that remains underreported. This volume presents the results of the first systematic global investigation into how Christians respond to persecution. World-class scholars of global Christianity present first-hand research from most of the sites of the harshest persecution as well as the West and Latin America. Their findings make clear the nature of persecution, the reasons for it, Christian responses to it - both non-violent and confrontational - and the effects of these responses. Motivating the volume is the hope that this knowledge will empower all who would exercise solidarity with the world's persecuted Christians and will offer the victims strategies for a more effective response. This book is written for anyone concerned about the persecution of Christians or more generally about the human right of religious freedom, including scholars, activists, political and religious leaders, and those who work for international organizations.

    • Brings attention to the underreported plight of persecuted Christians
    • Includes details of persecution in twenty-four countries
    • Will help activists and officials respond more effectively to persecution
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    'As editors Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah show in this immensely valuable volume, nearly three-quarters of the world's people live in nations burdened with religious discrimination or worse, and eighty percent of the violence and persecution is directed against Christians. Followers of Jesus Christ are the most commonly repressed, attacked and violated religious group not just in history, but right now in countries across the globe. The editors have done a superb job of gathering together comprehensive proof of anti-Christian persecution from a wide range of regions and political circumstances, and the overall effect is stunning - but also unimpeachable. Anyone sincerely interested in human rights and dignity needs to read and share this book.' Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia

    '… the book’s value as a rubric for understanding Christian responses to persecution, and religious persecution more broadly, allayed skepticism about the focus on Christian persecution. There is much that non-Christian and even non-religious victims of political and social persecution around the world can learn from this volume. Its chapters spanning Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and even the still largely Christian West provide comprehensive information …' M. Christian Green, Journal of Church and State

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108441766
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah
    2. On the brink of extinction: Christians in Iraq and Syria Kent Hill
    3. To whom do we turn? How Christians respond to religious persecution: lessons from Kenya, Nigeria, and Sudan Robert Dowd
    4. Christians in Egypt, Libya, and the OPT responding to the aftermaths of the Arab revolts Mariz Tadros
    5. Christian responses to persecution in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Christian Van Gorder
    6. Christian repression and survival in post-Soviet central Asia Kathleen Collins
    7. Repression, restriction and response in contemporary Russia Karrie Koesel and Jekaterina Dunajeva
    8. Christians in Pakistan and Afghanistan: responses to marginalization from the peripheries Sara Singha
    9. Christian responses to repression in India and Sri Lanka: religious nationalism, legal restriction, and violence Chad Bauman and James Ponniah
    10. Christian responses to persecution in communist Vietnam and Laos Reg Reimer
    11. Evangelization amid cooperation, accommodation, and resistance: Chinese Christian response to persecution in communist China Fenggang Yang
    12. Christians and multi-religious citizenship in Muslim Indonesia Robert Hefner
    13. Latin America: (still) site of persecution and (evolving) global defender of the persecuted Paul Freston
    14. Western Christians' responses to denials of religious freedom Paul Marshall
    15. Christian transnational networks respond to persecution Maryann Cusimano Love

  • Editors

    Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

    Timothy Samuel Shah, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Timothy Samuel Shah is Director for International Research at the Religious Freedom Research Project of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is also Research Professor of Government at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and a Senior Director with the Religious Freedom Institute.


    Daniel Philpott, Timothy Samuel Shah, Kent Hill, Robert Dowd, Mariz Tadros, Christian Van Gorder, Kathleen Collins, Karrie Koesel, Jekaterina Dunajeva, Sara Singha, Chad Bauman, James Ponniah, Reg Reimer, Fenggang Yang, Robert Hefner, Paul Freston, Paul Marshall, Maryann Cusimano Love

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