Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack

Front Cover
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, May 16, 2013 - Religion - 298 pages
On October 29, 2005, three Indonesian schoolgirls were beheaded as they walked to school -- targeted because they were Christian. Like them, many Christians around the world suffer violence or discrimination for their faith. In fact, more Christians than people of any other faith group now live under threat. Why is this religious persecution so widely ignored?

In Christianophobia Rupert Shortt investigates the shocking treatment of Christians on several continents and exposes the extent of official collusion. Christian believers generally don't become radicalized but tend to resist nonviolently and keep a low profile, which has enabled politicians and the media to play down a problem of huge dimensions. The book is replete with relevant historical background to place events within their appropriate political and social context.

Shortt demonstrates how freedom of belief is the canary in the mine for freedom in general. Published at a time when the fundamental importance of faith on the world stage is being recognized more than ever, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in people's right to religious freedom, no matter where, or among whom, they live.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Egypt
1
Iraq 1
27
Iran
45
Pakistan
64
Turkey
87
Nigeria
107
Indonesia
129
India
149
Conclusion
263
Appendix
264
Notes
272
Acknowledgements
287
Index
290
45
291
149
292
173
293

Burma
173
China
187
Vietnam and North Korea
206
The Holy Land
226
Six Countries at a Glance
242

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Rupert Shortt is religion editor of The Times Literary Supplement and a visiting fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. His other books include Rowan's Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury and God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation. He lives in London.

Bibliographic information