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Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence

Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence

Title of Book: Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence Author: Georgina Jardim Publisher, Year: Routledge, 2016 (originally Ashgate, 2014) Reviewed by: Carol M. Walker If you are…

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God, us, and covid-19

God, us, and covid-19

How are we to respond to what is happening in the world today?  As Christians, as Muslims, how do we understand what is happening, in the light of God’s sovereign…

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‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an

‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an

Article Review: ‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an Author: Travis Zadeh Published: Journal of Quranic Studies, Vol 10 Issue 2, 2008, pp. 50-72…

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Muslima Theology

Muslima Theology

Title of Book: Muslim Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians Author: Ednan Aslan, Marcia Hermansen, Elif Medeni (eds.)  Published: Peter Lang Edition, 2013 Reviewer: C. Hine Muslima Theology is…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Title of Book: Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey Published: Oxford University Press, 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Divine Words, Female Voices is…

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Fasting

Fasting

Ramadan has come and gone for another year. Gone are the long daylight hours without food or drink, the clogged traffic as everyone rushes for home before the evening break-fast,…

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Men and Women in the Qur’an

Men and Women in the Qur’an

Title of Book: Women and Men in the Qur’an Author: Asma Lamrabet Translator: Muneera Salem-Miurdock Published: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Asma Lamrabet’s exploration of gender in the…

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The Familiarity of Christmas?

The Familiarity of Christmas?

The build-up to Christmas was there on public display inside and outside shopping centres and in individual shops. Lights and decorations. Santas, snowmen, Christmas trees, tinsel. Christmas carols—both traditional religious…

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Maryam, Ruth & Esther: Naming sections of the Qur’an & Bible

Maryam, Ruth & Esther: Naming sections of the Qur’an & Bible

The last blog post offered an overview of women mentioned in the Qur’an and in the Bible. In this blog we focus more on the three women who give their…

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Women in the Qur’an and the Bible

Women in the Qur’an and the Bible

As Muslim and Christian women, who are the women we find present in our sacred texts as we read them? The Qur’an makes reference to a number of women also…

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