Faith at Suicide: Lives in Forfeit - Violent Religion - Human Despair

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Purposeful suicide in contemporary Islam and the deep pathos in its frequency for religious ends is the main impulse behind Faith at Suicide. The Islamic phenomenon needs to be set in a wider context which reckons with suicide's incidence elsewhere, with its uneasy associations in martyrdom and with how it interrogates-or is interrogated by-the ethics of religious faith. The enigma of willful suicide is no less a challenge to sanity or compassion when such faith is absent from the deed or dimly yearned for by it. Faith at Suicide sets out to explain how the issue of suicide belongs with the conscience of Islam today, and how suicide in all circumstances, with or without religious overtones-be they Islamic or Christian or other-is an inherent contradiction of our common humanity, as expressed in human birth which expressly involves us in mankind.

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Kenneth Cragg was a bishop in the Anglican Jurisdiction in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Middle East, and played ecclesiastical roles in Africa and India. He is the author of several books, including A Certain Sympathy of Scriptures, The Christian Jesus, The Education of Christian Faith, Faiths in Their Pronouns, God's Wrong Is Most of All, Readings in the Qur'an, Semitism, The Weight in the Word, and With God in Human Trust.

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“Bishop Cragg offers a comparative study of suicide in the Abrahamic religions, and deep theological reflection. The second is largely rooted in religious studies, drawing on insights from critical theory and post-colonial studies. It is informed by a hermeneutics of suspicion. . . . As ever, we are led back to exploring the nature of God as it is understood in Christianity and Islam, and how his victory is to be understood. Cragg believes that Muslims are possessed of resources and religious perspectives that could de-legitimize the zealotry of the suicide bomber—especially if they draw on the first Meccan phase of the Prophet’s life, when the commendation of truth was not yet wedded to the military pursuit of power. The urgency of the task and what is at stake is captured in a neologism, ‘fideocide.’”  —Church Times

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Book Description Sussex Academic Press, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Purposeful suicide in contemporary Islam and the deep pathos in its frequency for religious ends is the main impulse to the topic of Faith at Suicide. The Islamic phenomenon needs to be set in a wider context which reckons with suicides incidence elsewhere, with its uneasy associations in martyrdom and with how it interrogates -- or is interrogated by -- the ethics of religious faith. The enigma of wilful suicide is no less a challenge to sanity or compassion when such faith is absent from the deed or dimly yearned for by it. I am pregnant with my cause, orators may boast. But they were never pregnant with themselves. Our birth was unsolicited on our part. We have all to reach a philosophy about our living, which is perpetually at stake and which we are free to curtail. Dark cynics have said that life is no more than forbearing not to commit suicide. While the sheer mystery of birth demands we disavow all such self-refusal, what then of those who resolve to make it forfeit for an end they must also abdicate in doing so? Selves are banished and betrayed when weary despair registers what ill-fate itself has done to them. It is more darkly so when the precious human frame, the bodys wonder, by self-bombing encases lethal death in and for and from itself. This book sets out to explain how the issue of suicide belongs with the conscience of Islam today, and how suicide in all circumstances, with or without religious overtones -- be they Islamic or Christian or other faith -- is an inherent contradiction of our common humanity, as expressed in human birth which expressly involves us in mankind. Bookseller Inventory # AAG9781845191108

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Book Description Sussex Academic Press, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Purposeful suicide in contemporary Islam and the deep pathos in its frequency for religious ends is the main impulse to the topic of Faith at Suicide. The Islamic phenomenon needs to be set in a wider context which reckons with suicides incidence elsewhere, with its uneasy associations in martyrdom and with how it interrogates -- or is interrogated by -- the ethics of religious faith. The enigma of wilful suicide is no less a challenge to sanity or compassion when such faith is absent from the deed or dimly yearned for by it. I am pregnant with my cause, orators may boast. But they were never pregnant with themselves. Our birth was unsolicited on our part. We have all to reach a philosophy about our living, which is perpetually at stake and which we are free to curtail. Dark cynics have said that life is no more than forbearing not to commit suicide. While the sheer mystery of birth demands we disavow all such self-refusal, what then of those who resolve to make it forfeit for an end they must also abdicate in doing so? Selves are banished and betrayed when weary despair registers what ill-fate itself has done to them. It is more darkly so when the precious human frame, the bodys wonder, by self-bombing encases lethal death in and for and from itself. This book sets out to explain how the issue of suicide belongs with the conscience of Islam today, and how suicide in all circumstances, with or without religious overtones -- be they Islamic or Christian or other faith -- is an inherent contradiction of our common humanity, as expressed in human birth which expressly involves us in mankind. Bookseller Inventory # AAG9781845191108

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