Avec la publication de Diam's autobiographie, en 2012, et sa première apparition à la télévision après une longue absence, Mélanie Georgiades, dont la conversion à l'islam avait fait grand bruit, a acté sa renaissance. Depuis, elle s'est consacrée à sa vie de femme et de jeune maman, laquelle lui a réservé de grandes joies mais aussi des épreuves. Car la route vers le bonheur est parfois longue, et semée d'embûches. Mélanie le sait bien. Elle revient ainsi sur les jours d'après la sortie de son premier livre, et les réactions, violentes ou bienveillantes des médias, de l'opinion publique mais aussi de son public et de son entourage. Elle renoue notamment avec des proches que sa conversion avait éloignés d'elle ; elle se rapproche de sa mère, et surtout retrouve son père, le grand absent de sa jeunesse. Pendant ce temps, Mélanie suit toujours son chemin spirituel, apprend la tolérance et s'applique, du mieux qu'elle peut, à " se lever tous les matins en essayant d'être meilleure que la veille " et, dit-elle, dans un éclat de rire : " C'est un programme complet pour une journée ". Cependant celle qui vit sa foi comme un témoignage de paix et de sérénité veut aussi rétablir des vérités à propos du terrorisme qu'on attribue à l'islam et qui – selon ses mots – n'est le fait que d'égarés en perdition et d'ignorants. Elle veut raconter comment la foi l'a au contraire adoucie, apaisée, soignée et guérie de ses blessures. Et veut tendre une main à ceux qui ont peur de l'Islam, une main chaleureuse et pacifique. Loin du bruit et de la colère, Mélanie prône le respect, l'ouverture et l'apaisement dans une France désormais multiculturelle aux couleurs et croyances variées.
What I Believe
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the Bush administration and despite two appeals, supported by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the ACLU, he was barred from the country until spring of 2010, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally lifted the ban. In What I Believe, Ramadan attempts to set the record straight, laying out the basic ideas he stands for in clear and accessible prose. He describes the book as a work of clarification, directed at ordinary citizens, politicians, journalists, and others who are curious (or skeptical) about his positions. Aware that that he is dealing with emotional issues, Ramadan tries to get past the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding to speak directly, from the heart, to his Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In particular, he calls on Western Muslims to escape the mental, social, cultural, and religious ghettos they have created for themselves and become full partners in the democratic societies in which they live. At the same time, he calls for the rest of us to recognize our Muslim neighbors as citizens with rights and responsibilities the same as ours. His vision is of a future in which a shared and confident pluralism becomes a reality at last.
Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
Publisher: The New Press
The Moroccan-born author of Racism Explained to My Daughter applies his method to the subject of Islam, attempting to synthesize this complicated religious subject for his daughter while discussing such topics as the meaning of jihad, fatwa, and terrorism. Reprint.
Author: Floyd C McElveen
Publisher: Big Mac Publishers
This is an incredibly compact, informative book about the fundamentals of the Islamic faith, the truth about Islam and its deadly mission worldwide, with alarming eye-popping revelations concerning the real Muslim agenda and the imminent threat to America with documented evidence of ongoing "Jihad" killings around the Globe. Powerful!! . . . The Publisher
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Author: Alain Coulon
In this concise introduction Alain Coulon demystifies the important qualitative research tradition of ethnomethodology. In terms accessible to students, he explains its history, its features and the major criticisms levelled at it. Both theoretical notions and main methodological practices are covered and examples of key ethnomethodological work are provided.
Author: K. V. Frolov, Igorʹ Fomich Goncharevich
Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc
Author: Gary R. Bunt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Gary R. Bunt is a twenty-year pioneer in the study of cyber-Islamic environments (CIEs). In his new book, Bunt explores the diverse and surprising ways digital technology is shaping how Muslims across vast territories relate to religious authorities in fulfilling spiritual, mystical, and legalistic agendas. From social networks to websites, essential elements of religious practices and authority now have representation online. Muslims, embracing the immediacy and general accessibility of the internet, are increasingly turning to cyberspace for advice and answers to important religious questions. Online environments often challenge traditional models of authority, however. One result is the rise of digitally literate religious scholars and authorities whose influence and impact go beyond traditional boundaries of imams, mullahs, and shaikhs. Bunt shows how online rhetoric and social media are being used to articulate religious faith by many different kinds of Muslim organizations and individuals, from Muslim comedians and women's rights advocates to jihad-oriented groups, such as the "Islamic State" and al-Qaeda, which now clearly rely on strategic digital media policies to augment and justify their authority and draw recruits. This book makes clear that understanding CIEs is crucial for the holistic interpretation of authority in contemporary Islam.
Author: Philip Conner
In the immediate years and months before the outbreak of religious war in 1562 the growth of Protestantism in France had gone unchecked, and an overriding sense of Protestant triumphalism emerged in cities across the land. However, the wars unleashed a vigorous Catholic reaction that extinguished Protestant hopes of ultimate success. This offensive triggered violence across the provinces, paralysing Huguenot communities and sending many Protestant churches in northern France into terminal decline. But French Protestantism was never a uniform phenomenon and events in southern France took a rather different course from those in the north. This study explores the fate of the Huguenot community in the area of its greatest strength in southern France. The book examines the Protestant ascendancy in the Huguenot stronghold of Montauban through the period of the religious wars, laying open the impact that the new religion had upon the town and its surrounding locality, and the way in which the town related to the wider political and religious concerns of the Protestant south. In particular, it probes the way in which the town related to the nobility, the political assemblies, Henry of Navarre and the wider world of international Calvinism, reflecting upon the distinctive cultural elements that characterised Calvinism in southern France.
The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Chinese at the intermediate level. The Chinese Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Chinese. It consists of forty readings, graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. These readings present a range of different text types representative of modern Chinese popular writing which will inspire students to continue reading independently in Chinese. It is ideal for learners who already possess a knowledge of essential grammar and vocabulary and who wish to expand their knowledge of the language through contextualized reading material. Key features include: Extracts from newspaper and internet articles Vocabulary annotation next to the reading paragraphs for quick reference Short grammar explanations of any complicated structures Comprehension and discussion questions Notes on culture and idioms Lesson structure maps to aid comprehension A companion website containing lesson audio and electronic vocabulary flash cards Full glossary at the back and answer key for reading questions Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
This book offers a unique transdisciplinary collection of essays written by highly renowned international scholars.
The Magic Lantern
Author: Ingmar Bergman
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Ingmar Bergman, creator of such films as Wild Strawberries, Scenes from a Marriage and Fanny and Alexander turns his perceptive filmmaker's eye on himself for a revealing portrait of his life and obsessions. 16 pages of photos.
Plato and the city
Author: Jean-François Pradeau
Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr
Plato and the City is a general introduction to Plato's political thought. It covers the main periods of Platonic thought, examining those dialogues that best show how Plato makes the city's unity the aim of politics and then makes the quest for that unity the aim of philosophy. From the psychological model (the city is like a great soul) to the physiological definition (the city is a living being), the reader can traverse the whole of Plato's oeuvre, and understand it as a political philosophy.The book is designed to be an undergraduate textbook but will also be of interest to scholars. It is the first English translation of Platon et la cite, published in French by Presses Universitaires de France in 1997 as part of the series Philosophies, and offers English-speaking readers access to a more unifying continental European reading of Plato than is common in UK or North American scholarship.