Re-Examining Religious Persecution
Constructing a Theological Framework for Understanding Persecution
Religious Persecution
While many have written about religious violence and persecution, Charles Tieszen here refocuses on some basic definitions and theological reflections. He deftly offers several key insights including the fact that persecution is universal in the Christian life and should be expected. He proposes a more nuanced definition of persecution, illustrating how it differs from suffering. He shows that persecution is normally the result of a complex combination of factors. And he correctly points out the need for Christians to be more reflective about the role of persecution, both in their own lives and around the world.
Chapter One
Overcoming Misconceptions on Persecution
Persecution as an Eschatological Experience
Persecution as an Isolated Historical Experience
Persecution as the Experience of Majority World Christianity
Persecution as Suffering in General
Persecution as Martyrdom

Chapter Two
Defining Persecution
Origins and Definition of Persecution
A Definition of Religious Persecution
A Theological Definition of the Religious Persecution of Christians

Chapter Three
Answering Theological Questions about Persecution
How Does Persecution Occur?
Who are the Sources of Persecution?
Why are We Persecuted?

Chapter Four
Responding to Persecution
Enduring Persecution
Avoiding Persecution
Resisting Persecution
Solidarity with the Persecuted
Suggestions for Further Study
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Posted : 2012-04-16 08:31:28 GMT
Author/Authors : Charles L. Tieszen
Publishers : AcadSA, VKW
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Publication Date : 2008