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Pakistan : The Instrumentalization of Islam (Paperback) (John O'Brien)

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This book studies Islam's place in Pakistani history and how it has been continually exploited by successive regimes. Using Islam as a final political argument weakened it as a basis of national integration. Playing the Islamic card led to ever increasing Islamist demands. Jihadists violently vied to uphold 'true Islam', often by targeting minorities. Such self-serving political manipulation is deconstructed in reflection on key theological debates in Islam. Dr. John O'Brien is a Spiritan priest. He first went to Pakistan in 1977 and has engaged in pastoral, educational and development projects among marginalized minorities while continuing a dialogue with Islam.
Number of Pages: 568.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Islamic Studies
Series Title: Beitrage Zur Missionswissenschaft Und Interkulturellen Theologie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: John O'Brien
Language: English
Street Date: November 25, 2015
TCIN: 50926887
UPC: 9783643907011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-8226

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