New PDF release: Embracing the Divine: Passion and Politics in Christian

By Akram Khater

Embracing the Divine narrates the transformation of Christianity within the center East throughout the 18th century. It lines the tumultuous occasions surrounding the lifetime of Hindiyya al-Ujaimi, a visionary nun decided to set up her personal spiritual order within the Levant opposed to the desire of the Vatican. This Christ-centered and pushed hope resulted in inquisitions by means of the Holy See, a concerted crusade at the a part of Latin missionaries to discredit her, turmoil inside her Maronite church among supporter and detractor, and tragic exorcisms and deaths. therefore, past its compelling cinematic scope, Embracing the Divine offers a serious bankruptcy within the historical past of Christianity within the center East, a heritage that has been mostly absent from either heart jap stories and from histories of Christianity. furthermore, this tale relates the novel nature and perceived significance of Hindiyya's transgressions throughout gender strains developed in the neighborhood and via a universalizing Roman Catholic Church.

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