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Searching for a King: Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam

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At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Potomac Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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"Jeffry Halverson has written a book of extreme importance for our times. Searching for A King is a well-researched, meaningful, and much-needed volume that convincingly rebuts a narrative of violence that has for too long dominated discussions on Muslims and Islam. Offering a glimpse into the lives and works of five champions of peace, he reveals hidden beauties and realities that tell a different, inspiring story. Anyone who values peace and desires a more equal world owes it to themselves to ...more
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Jeffry R. Halverson is an assistant professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University (SC). Previously, he served as an assistant research professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University (Tempe).

Halverson is the author of Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), the lead aut
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