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This publication finds a wealthy variety of Anabaptist engagement with Muslims all over the world. listed below are essays and experiences from missionaries within the box, directors at challenge organisations, professors and students of project, and theologicals. between those voices is a spirit of discussion, wondering, agreeing, amazement, and occasionally dissent. Anabaptists assembly Muslims doesn't search to offer a homogenized view that flows via a predetermined Anabaptist ideological grid. quite it's a discussion board for giving and receiving suggestions and a spot to proportion tales and reflections that would inspire and aid to equip Christians for the calling to presence within the approach of Christ. 568 Pages.
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For the church in Persia, developments in the western church became the sentence of death. The Roman Empire and Persia had engaged in several centuries of conflict. Another war was pending when Constantine wrote to the Shah of Persia, Shapur II, “I rejoice to hear that the fairest provinces of Persia are adorned with . . Christians. . ”16 For the Shah, this letter meant only one thing: the Christians were a fifth column representing Rome by sabotaging Zoroastrian Persia from within. Twenty years later, Constantine massed his troops for war against Persia with bishops accompanying his armies.
Twenty years later, Constantine massed his troops for war against Persia with bishops accompanying his armies. ”17 The rage of the Persians against the Christians knew no boundaries. For more than twenty years the Christians were systematically hunted from one end of the empire to the other, tortured and killed. ” It has never recovered from that blow. Ever since INTRODUCTION • 35 Constantine, the church in the east has sought to make it clear that it is not beholden to the church in the west. Constantine and the development of the Holy Roman Empire and later Christendom have made it necessary for churches of the east to become alternatives to the western church.
Our work then is by word and deed to proclaim and demonstrate the new power and life of the kingdom that is here now and will be fully realized when the King returns.
Anabaptists Meeting Muslims: A Calling for Presence in the Way of Christ by James R. Krabill, David W. Shenk, Visit Amazon's Linford Stutzman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Linford Stutzman,