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Christians: Why We Reject Muslim Law Jan H. de Boer

Christians: Why We Reject Muslim Law

Jan H. de Boer

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781554522170
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528 pages
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Studies in Christian Muslim Relations is volume seven in this series. This series will eventually have eight volumes of a case study in Christian-Muslim relations. Each volume deals with a different aspect of these relations-violence, secularism,MoreStudies in Christian Muslim Relations is volume seven in this series. This series will eventually have eight volumes of a case study in Christian-Muslim relations. Each volume deals with a different aspect of these relations-violence, secularism, Muslim law and more from Christian and Muslim perspectives. In this volume, even more so than in the earlier ones, you will hear the voice of Christians under duress and pressure from their Muslim compatriots. Their voice is loud and clear-and usually reasonable. Admittedly, not always correct. Why prefer secular to Muslim law? And what is the relationship between secular law, Christian law and Muslim law? The Christian attitude is based less on principle than on many years of experience-and a degree of ignorance. But the arguments in Volume 6 for Muslim law seem just as powerful, right and reasonable So what gives? These two volumes shed light on these two contradictory but apparently reasonable quests. These two quests together form a case study of Christian-Muslim struggles for leadership. It sheds light also on the question why they do not simply adopt an attitude of live and let live. Here the Achilles heel of multi-culturalism and multi-religion is exposed. Political correctness, their silent ally, in its effort to sweep it all under the carpet, has only prolonged the bloodshed. And yet we cannot solve the problems without either. About Volume 7: I sincerely thank you so much for taking the pains to go through my deep provocative writings. I enjoyed the most your comments and questions, which made my writings and ideas come alive. More importantly, your pointing out the areas of Christian weaknesses only go to strengthen our cause.Bravo -Prof. Dr. Yusufu Turaki Former General Secretary of the Evangelical Churches of West Africa Former Principal of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary Former Vice President of the Nigerian Christian Association About the Author Dr. Jan H. Boer (Ph.D.-Amsterdam) has worked in Nigeria for a total of thirty years. He has served the Institute of Church & Society, the Christian Health Association of Nigeria, the University of Jos, the Theological College of Northern Nigeria and the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria. He has written significant books on economic and social issues in Nigeria. See his Web site www.SocialTheology.com. He continues research and writing in Vancouver, Canada, with occasional trips to Nigeria.