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Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Muslim Contexts Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Warrick Farah, DMiss, serves as a missiologist and theological educator in the Middle East with One Collective (onecollective.org). Focusing on MBBs, Warrick's research on conversion, theological paradigms of witness, and "insiderness" has been published in journals such as EMQ, IJFM, and Global Missiology.
- ASIN : B07J1KYPFD
- Publisher : William Carey Publishing (October 3, 2018)
- Publication date : October 3, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2098 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Print length : 393 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #909,497 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I’m familiar with different denominations in Christianity, so I think I must have at least suspected that within Islam there were probably the same types of different interpretations. I have long been interested in missions, and have actually worked with Muslim converts in the past, so the title Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Muslim Contexts (Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah, editors, William Carey Publishers, 2018) was especially intriguing.
The reader is asked to ponder who it is that represents Islam, and how Muslims shape and use Islam. And then a number of different writers and missiologists describe Islam in various parts of the world, and how the different cultures influence how Islam is practiced in that particular part of the world.
The final chapters talk about what we can learn from the ‘Margins’ as discussed in the preceding chapters, and how we can apply it in the context of contemporary missions.
This book was a real eye-opener for me, and I highly recommend it for anyone who dares go beyond the stereotype of Islam—that is anyone interested in a more comprehensive view of the people who practice the religion
In Margins of Islam, 16 thoughtful cross-cultural workers take us on a tour through a wide variety of Muslim communities.
These including contexts shaped by Sufism, animism, urbanization, colonialism, secularism, and nationalism and among North African Berbers, nominally Muslim Bosnians, Chinese Muslim youth, and Russified Central Asians as well as the Muslim communities in the UK, France, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, and elsewhere. Each author describes the historical and cultural factors shaping Muslims in that specific context and draws conclusions for ministry that may also apply in communities affected by the same dynamics.
Since the book is both academic and practical, you can use it for your own teaching, writing, or research and come away with things to think about, ask about, or explore in your relationships with Muslims, as well as finding clues on where to learn more.
A book in which every chapter is written by a different author has many advantages, though making it easy to review is not one of them. Some readers may not like the chatty tone in some chapters, while others find the more academic chapters hard to read. Overall, though, I think it holds together well and makes a strong contribution to practical missiology.
The book's strength lies in its introductions to less known and less understood cultures.
The articles vary in tone and accessibility, but all are focused on aiding followers of Jesus interact with Muslim friends and neighbors in a way that takes each individual and each culture and each unique representation of Islam into account. This is an excellent addition to any cross cultural worker's library and can be used again and again as a way to familiarize oneself with different Muslim backgrounds. It offers a quick window into many cultures and worldviews.
Ideally for the academically minded cross cultural laborer this book will be a valuable reference for any believer who interacts with Muslim neighbors.