Re-Examining Religious Persecution: Constructing a Theological Framework for Understanding Persecution. Religious Freedom Series, vol. 1. Johannesburg, South Africa: AcadSA Publishing / Bonn, Germany, Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft 2008. Pp. 92. €12.00 / us $16.00. This booklet is the first volume in the Religious Freedom Series published by the International Institute for Religious Freedom ( iirf ), a network founded by members of the World Evangelical Alliance in 2007 with hubs in Germany (Bonn), South Africa (Cape Town), and Sri Lanka (Colombo). Dedicated to “the scholarly discourse on the issue of religious freedom in general and the persecution of Christians in particular,” the series aims at “serving the practical interests of religious freedom” (5). Charles Tieszen is a us -American theologian with some experience of teaching in India (75). At the time of writing this treatise, he was pursuing doctoral studies on Christian – Muslim relations at the University of Birmingham, uk . He divides his exposition into four chapters. The first addresses “Misconceptions on Persecution” to be overcome (17–35), the second is “Defining Persecution” (37–50), the third deals with “Theological Questions about Persecution” (51–65), and the fourth reflects on “Respon[ses] to Persecution” (67–78). Then follows a brief
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