Citizen Ahmad among the Believers

Bruce B. Lawrence

in Between Heaven and Hell

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199945399
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980796 | DOI:
Citizen Ahmad among the Believers

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In chapter 13, Bruce B. Lawrence affirms the existence of a seldom noted causal relationship between this-worldly social realities and next-worldly theological conceptions of salvation. In predominantly Muslim countries such as Egypt and Indonesia, Lawrence argues, we should expect resistance to the proposition that non-Muslims may be saved in the life to come, not necessarily on theological grounds, but due to the perceived status of religious minorities as second-class citizens.

Keywords: Islam; Muslim; Salvation; Egypt; Indonesia; Christian; minority; citizenship; pluralism; exclusivism

Chapter.  9712 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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