穆斯林世界的轉向:宗教權威與地緣政治

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Abstract

This research note provides an overview of the contemporary transformation of the Muslim world a decade after 9/11 attack. Facing the multiple and sometime conflicting claims from the Muslim groups, it is important that Christians come to and understanding of the formative period of Islam. The contemporary sectarianism within the Muslim world comes from the crisis of religious authority intensified by the abolition of Caliphate in 1924. While terrorism and sectarian conflicts continue, waves of Islamophobia spread in the West. With drones targeting Muslims and the financial crisis in the West, the Arab world is in the process of a new geopolitical gyration, turning away from the West while ‘looking East’. The new Islamic hub in Ningxia welcoming Arab Muslim traders is a prime example of this process. Chinese and Asian Christian churches should prepare for a common platform for Christian-Muslim dialogue. The churches should also equip Christians in marketplace theology so that they can carry out business-as-mission among Muslim traders, and rethink Christian ethic in engaging with Muslims in the future. Copyright © 2013 中國神學研究院.
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)87-106
Journal中國神學研究院期刊
Volume55
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Citation

何偉業(2013):穆斯林世界的轉向:宗教權威與地緣政治,《中國神學研究院期刊》,55,頁87-106。

Keywords

  • Alt. title: Transformation of the Muslim world: Religious authority and geopolitical gyrations