Archives for category: Global Context (Bruce Ashford)

Global Context Series: 20 (or So) Books for the Globally-Minded Christian to Buy (and Read)

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Over the past few years, we have posted approximately twenty installments in the “Global Context Series.” In this series, we posted notices or reviews about books that help Christians get to know the global scene as a whole, or a particular region or country in particular. We want to reissue … Read More »

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Global Context Series (Central Asia): The Ayatollahs’ Democracy

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By: Philip O. Hopkins [Editor’s Note: This series of posts deals with the global context in its historical, social, cultural, political, economic, demographic, and religious dimensions in particular. We will provide book notices, book reviews, and brief essays on these topics. We hope that you will find this series helpful … Read More »

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Global Context (NAME): The Arabs in History

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This series of posts deals with the global context in its many dimensions-historical, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious. We will provide book notices, book reviews, and brief essays on these topics. We hope that you will find this series helpful as you live and bear witness in a complex … Read More »

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Global Context (Europe): The Penguin History of Europe

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This series of posts deals with the global context in its many dimensions-historical, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious. We will provide book notices, book reviews, and brief essays on these topics. We hope that you will find this series helpful as you live and bear witness in a complex … Read More »

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Global Context: On India, Calvinists, and cow-dung shampoo

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In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India Should you read In Spite of the Gods? That depends. If you’ve never heard a man compare militant Hindus to Calvinists, then yes. This will be amusing. If you are looking for a book that gives a riveting narrative … Read More »

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Global Context Series (Central Asia): Ghost Wars

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A wise man would refuse to lug even the paperback version of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars to bed, for fear of being crushed to death if he dozes off in mid-sentence. However, despite being 712 pages long Coll’s volume is well worth the read for anyone interested in U. S. … Read More »

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Global Context: Europe, Islam, and Christianity

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God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam and Europe’s Religious Crisis Reviewed By: Bruce Riley Ashford Entire forests have been chopped down in order to promulgate the literature that has been written on the religious crisis in Europe, including especially the secularization of Europeans and influx of Islamic immigrants. Bat Y’eor, in Eurabia … Read More »

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Global Context: A New Christendom with New Faces

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Global Context Series: A New Christendom with New Faces By: Bruce Riley Ashford Philip Jenkins believes that we are living in the midst of a monumental moment in religious history, and he has written two books to make his case. The first, The Next Christendom, contains the meat of his … Read More »

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Global Context (Russia): Stalin’s Children

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Global Context (Russia): Stalin’s Children By: Bruce Riley Ashford It was my privilege to live in Russia from 1998-2000 and that is one reason that this book held me captive from the very first page. But that is not the only reason. Stalin’s Children is a masterful work of historical … Read More »

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Global Context (China): Chinese Lessons

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Global Context (East Asia-China): Chinese Lessons By: Bruce Riley Ashford This series of posts deals with the global context in its many dimensions-historical, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious. We will provide book notices, book reviews, and brief essays on these topics. We hope that you will find this series … Read More »

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