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Under Caesar's Sword

How Christians Respond to Persecution

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Introduction
Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah
2 On the Brink of Extinction: Christians in Iraq and Syria
Kent R. Hill
3 To Whom Do We Turn? How Christians Respond to Religious Persecution: Lessons from Kenya, Nigeria, and Sudan
Robert A. Dowd
4 Christians in Egypt, Libya, and Palestine 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 J. Koesel and Jekatyerina 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 Restrictions, and Violence
Chad M. Bauman and James Ponniah
10 Christian responses to persecution in communist Vietnam and Laos
Reginald E. Reimer
11 Evangelization amid cooperation, accommodation, and resistance : Chinese Christian response to persecution in communist China
Fenggang Yang
12 Christians and multireligious citizenship in Muslim Indonesia
Robert W. Hefner
13 Latin America : (still) a site of persecution and an (evolving) global defender of the persecuted
Paul Freston
14 Western Christian's responses to denials of religious freedom
Paul Marshall
15 Christian transnational networks respond to persecution
Maryann Cusimano Love

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