Publications

The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19

The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19

Published At: 2020-05-21

This unique booklet on the impact of COVID-19 on Palestine was prompted by the need to provide an overview of the effects of COVID-19 in the realms of politics, economy, health, gender, and religion. The booklet contains eleven contributions by prominent public figures in Palestine.

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Jerusalem: Religious, National and International Dimensions

Jerusalem: Religious, National and International Dimensions

Published At: 2019-11-14

Jerusalem is key to peace. Jerusalem, the religious epicenter of the three monotheistic religions and the geographic nexus of the mappa mundi, is now again the center of attention in an escalating political struggle in the Middle East. The move of the US embassy to Jerusalem in May 2018 has sparked many questions. While for many it meant the end of any prospect for peace, the Trump administration continue to claim that the deal of the century is yet to come. While the importance of the city for...

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People and Land: Decolonizing Theologies (Theology in the Age of Empire Book 3)

People and Land: Decolonizing Theologies (Theology in the Age of Empire Book 3)

Published At: 2019-11-06

Empires rise and expand by taking lands and resources and by enslaving the bodies and minds of people. Even in this modern era, the territories, geographies, and peoples of a number of lands continue to be divided, occupied, harvested, and marketed. The legacy of slavery and the scapegoating of people persists in many lands, and religious institutions have been co-opted to own land, to gather people, to define proper behavior, to mete out salvation, and to be silent. The contributors to Peopl...

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The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

Published At: 2019-02-03

This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the hist...

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Palestinian Christians: Emigration, Displacement and Diaspora

Palestinian Christians: Emigration, Displacement and Diaspora

Published At: 2017-12-15

This book contains the findings of the latest research and studies conducted by Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in 2017. The first chapter crystalizes four waves of Christian emigration from Palestine within the last century. The second chapter contains the results of an emigration survey conducting in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip mid-2017; a first study of its kind that includes both Christians and Muslim Palestinians. The third chapter looks at the situation of the Pal...

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Diaspora and Identity: The Case of Palestine

Diaspora and Identity: The Case of Palestine

Published At: 2017-08-01

The studies on diaspora, migration and identity formation outside the “mother land” are increasing in number and scope. In the last ten years several papers, doctoral theses and books were published focusing on certain aspects of the Palestinian diaspora and identity. This book contains the proceedings of an international conference that was held in Bethlehem/Palestine in 2015. The conference brought together 41 international researchers, in addition to over 50 local Palestinian academicians. Ar...

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The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine

The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine

Published At: 2017-04-20

Why did Jesus die? And in what ways did his crucifixion offer redemption to the world? Those questions, which lie at the heart of Christian faith, remain a pressing concern for theological reflection. What sets this work apart is that the authors -- a Palestinian theologian from Bethlehem and a New Testament scholar from the United States -- explore the meaning of the cross in light of both first and twenty-first century Palestinian contexts. Together, their insights coalesce around themes th...

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Palestine Is Our Home: Voices of Loss, Courage, and Steadfastness

Palestine Is Our Home: Voices of Loss, Courage, and Steadfastness

Published At: 2016-10-19

Within these pages are the memories of Palestinians - housewives, pastors, physicians, prisoners, professors, refugees, researchers, students, teachers, and university administrators living either in Palestine, refugee camps, or exile - who have suffered loss and yet have kept their identity as Palestinians and through perseverance have kept their culture vibrant and alive. It is hoped that in meeting these people, the reader will understand the suffering and loss of Palestinians; see their long...

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Shifting Identities: Changes in the Social, Political, and Religious Structures in the Arab World

Shifting Identities: Changes in the Social, Political, and Religious Structures in the Arab World

Published At: 2016-10-04

This book contains the proceedings of the International conference, “Shifting Identities: Changes in the social, political, and religious structures in the Middle East”, which was held in Cyprus in July 2015. The conference brought together around 50 professors, historians, theologians, social scientists and researchers from over 15 countries including Europe, the USA, and the Middle East. Case studies from Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, and Sweden were presented. Some of these case studies f...

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Palestinian Identity in Relation to Time and Space

Palestinian Identity in Relation to Time and Space

Published At: 2015-09-05

The development of the Palestinian Identity has been the focus of many studies and conferences. However, all of the studies so far concentrate on the emergence of this identity in the last hundred years. Although several papers in this book still have dealt with the development of the Palestinian Identity in late Ottoman and early British Mandate Palestine, another focus of the event was however on analyzing the understanding of the Palestinian Identity in relation to the biblical story, history...

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