Shifting Allegiances Networks of Kinship and of Faith

72 What is the nature and strength of a shift of allegiance that is stronger than traditional loyalty to family and kin, ... (gendered) ways of being and doing in the faith community, ways of reading and understanding religious texts, ...

Shifting Allegiances  Networks of Kinship and of Faith

What happens when Muslim women gather together at the mosque to read the Qur'an, learn, and pray? How does family loyalty interact with mosque attendance for women? This book explores the growing Muslim women's piety movement through looking at one women's program in a Syrian suburban mosque. Community models shape individual behavior. The place and power of blessing help define the boundaries between orthodox and popular Islam. Modesty and shame, feasts and fasting, purity and prayer, interact to shape daily life possibilities for women involved in the mosque program. At the same time, the growing accessibility of religious teaching for women allows them to take up new places of authority in the Muslim ummah. Women read the Qur'an not just for blessing, but for what it has to say to issues of daily female and family life. And the words of communal dhikr devotion offer a window into the worshippers' consciousness of God and of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam. This detailed examination of a women's mosque program places it within the wider contemporary movement of piety and da'wa (mission) in Islam, offering an insight into the forces that are shaping communities and countries today.

Shifting Allegiances Networks of Kinship and of Faith

How does family loyalty interact with mosque attendance for women? This book explores the growing Muslim women's piety movement through looking at one women's program in a Syrian suburban mosque. Community models shape individual behavior.

Shifting Allegiances  Networks of Kinship and of Faith

What happens when Muslim women gather together at the mosque to read the Qur'an, learn, and pray? How does family loyalty interact with mosque attendance for women? This book explores the growing Muslim women's piety movement through looking at one women's program in a Syrian suburban mosque. Community models shape individual behavior. The place and power of blessing help define the boundaries between orthodox and popular Islam. Modesty and shame, feasts and fasting, purity and prayer, interact to shape daily life possibilities for women involved in the mosque program. At the same time, the growing accessibility of religious teaching for women allows them to take up new places of authority in the Muslim ummah. Women read the Qur'an not just for blessing, but for what it has to say to issues of daily female and family life. And the words of communal dhikr devotion offer a window into the worshippers' consciousness of God and of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam. This detailed examination of a women's mosque program places it within the wider contemporary movement of piety and da'wa (mission) in Islam, offering an insight into the forces that are shaping communities and countries today.

Themelios Volume 43 Issue 2

Shifting Allegiances: Networks of Kinship and of Faith: The Women's Program in a Syrian Mosque. Australian College of Theology Monograph. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016. xxv + 245 pp. £24.50/$33.00. Moyra Dale presents the findings of ...

Themelios  Volume 43  Issue 2

Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Dynamics of Muslim Worlds

Religion has been brought into women's everyday lives, giving them a framework from which to negotiate the many challenges of ... 11Moyra Dale, Shifting Allegiances: Networks of Kinship and of Faith (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016), 21.

Dynamics of Muslim Worlds

Bringing together leading scholars from the 2016 Missiology Lectures at Fuller Theological Seminary, this volume presents a nuanced account of contemporary Muslim societies, exploring the changing dynamics of Islam today and discussing how current religious and social climates shape Christian engagement with Muslims.

Insights into Sufism

Al Jazeera, http://america.aljazerra.com/features/2014/6/the-female-sufiemysticsof georgiaspankisigorge.html, cited September 24, 2018. Dale, Moyra. Shifting Allegiances: Networks of Kinship and Faith: The 104 Chapter Six.

Insights into Sufism

Sufism has long constituted one of the most powerful drawcards to people embracing Islam. This book considers a broad range of questions relating to Sufism, including its history, manifestations in various countries and communities, its expression in poetry, women and Sufism, and expressions among popular spirituality. In addition, the volume challenges the long-held view of Sufism as being necessarily peaceful, through a consideration in one paper of Sufis engaging in violent Jihad. The book works at the interface between the scholarly and the practical, using rigorous methodology to ensure that its findings are reliable, while also giving attention to how Sufi thinking impacts the daily lives of Sufis. This represents an original and important dimension of this study, given the significant role played by Sufis throughout Islamic history in enriching discussion of intellectual and charismatic questions, as well as informing popular practice among “Folk” Muslims.

Let the Little Children Come to Me

In light of Jewish and Greco- Roman religious practices of the inclusion of children, the practice of the baptism of children in Christian settings was not an innovation, but simply functioned as a shifting of allegiances.

 Let the Little Children Come to Me

Focuses on how Christianity changed the lives of children in the ancient world. This book explores the hidden lives of children at the origins of Christianity. It draws on insights gained from comparisons of children's experiences in ancient Judaism and the Graeco-Roman world.

The Search for Faith and the Witness of the Church

1.64 Another way in which the individual's sense of belonging is changing is in location and orientation . ... the Church equip Christian people and those searching for Christian faith to see the church as the centre of their network of ...

The Search for Faith and the Witness of the Church

This ecumenical report explores five areas of contemporary life that in some way affect every person in society. It considers topics such as the challenge of implicit religion; the shapes and forms of contemporary spirituality; and how science, technology and Christian faith can co-exist.

Women Reform and Community in Early Modern England

It also suggests the dual importance of kinship and patronage networks in shaping men and women's contact with ... religious commitments.37 Other scholars describe faith primarily in terms of factional allegiances and emphasize the ...

Women  Reform and Community in Early Modern England

A study of one of the most influential women of her day has much to reveal about the developments which shaped the English Reformation.

Terrorism The third or new left wave

... social movement character of the struggle meant constantly changing plans , shifting alliances , and spontaneous ... lacked the capacity to retaliate against informants , and kinship networks are not as important for recruitment .

Terrorism  The third or new left wave

Takes a chronological approach to provide a history of modern rebel or non-state terror. In addition to articles in academic journals the collection includes discussions, statements and government documents.

The Aldine crime and Justice annual

... social movement character of the struggle meant constantly changing plans , shifting alliances , and spontaneous ... lacked the capacity to retaliate against informants , and kinship networks are not as important for recruitment .

The Aldine crime and Justice annual


Protest and Power in Black Africa

Even as late as 1960 pockets of residual allegiance to the Tutsi oligarchy could still be encountered throughout the country . ... centered upon kinship ties , local or regional affiliations , and competing clientele networks .

Protest and Power in Black Africa


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