NEW BOOK FROM PETER LANG
Islam in the West: Iraqi Shiâ€™i Communities in Transition and Dialogue
By Kieran Flynn
Oxford: Peter Lang
259 pp. | ISBN 978-3-0343-0905-9 | Â£40.00
This book studies the historical, religious and political concerns of the Iraqi Shiâ€˜i community as interpreted by the members of that community who now live in the United Kingdom and Ireland, following the 2003-2010 war and occupation in Iraq. It opens up a creative space to explore dialogue between Islam and the West, looking at issues such as intra-Muslim conflict, Muslimâ€“Christian relations, the changing face of Arab Islam and the experience of Iraq in the crossfire of violence and terrorism â€“ all themes which are currently emerging in preaching and in discussion among Iraqi Shiâ€˜a in exile. The bookâ€™s aim is to explore possibilities for dialogue with Iraqi Shiâ€˜i communities who wish, in the midst of political, social and religious transition, to engage with elements of Christian theology such as pastoral and liberation theology.
Contents: Shiâ€˜i Muslim Migration and Settlement in Ireland and the UK â€“ Shiâ€˜i Religious Narratives in History and Ritual Memory â€“ The Narrative of Emancipation Among Shiâ€˜a in Iran â€“ Narrative Shiâ€˜i Opposition and Emancipation in Iraq â€“ Shiâ€˜i Political Empowerment in Iraq â€“ Shiâ€˜i Sermons and Narratives â€“ Catholic Theology in Dialogue with Shiâ€˜i Narratives.
Available from <http://www.peterlang.com?430905>