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Faith In An Age of Terror

 

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About the Book

Title: Faith In An Age of Terror edited by Quek Tze-Ming and Philip E. Satterthwaite
Price: S$20.00
ISBN: 978-981-48-0707-4
Size: 152 by 229 mm (closed)
No. of Pages: 160 per book 

The attacks on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001; the subsequent ‘War on Terror’; the attacks on civilians both in Europe and in the Middle East; the rise of ISIS. These events have made the issue of terrorism impossible to ignore. In particular, attention has been drawn to the link between terrorism and religious belief, as both those responsible for terrorist acts and those who launch counter-terrorist actions justify what they do by appealing to religious teachings.
 

How Are People of Faith to Understand All This?
How Are We to Respond?

 

The nine essays in this multi-disciplinary volume focus on these urgent and difficult issues, drawing on insights from the fields of the social sciences, biblical studies, pastoral theology, inter-religious dialogue and public theology.
 
Questions addressed include: What are the roots of violent human behaviour? Why does religious fundamentalism have violent potentials? What do the Bible and the Quran each say about religious violence? How should inter-religious dialogue be pursued, and what are appropriate ways for religious believers to commend their faith to those who do not share it?
 
The essays raise questions and challenge the ways in which believers have traditionally done things. They should be read, not as providing final answers to the questions raised, but as a spur to further reflection, prayer and action.

 

About the Editors

Quek Tze-Ming is Lecturer in New Testament, Biblical Hermeneutics and New Testament Greek at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver.

Philip E. Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore since 1998. Before that, he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are the Old Testament historical books and the Septuagint.

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