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The Christians of Pakistan : the passion of Bishop John Joseph

Author: Linda S Walbridge
Publisher: London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
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"In May 1998 John Joseph, the first indigenous Pakistani Catholic bishop shot himself in front of the courthouse where a Christian had been sentenced to death for blasphemy. This book tells the story of the Christians in Pakistan, with Bishop Joseph as its centrepiece. It is an account of outcastes who sought hope through Christianity, but who now find themselves victims of a struggle to define Islam in Pakistan."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
Named Person: John Joseph; John (Bischof) Joseph; John Joseph
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Walbridge
ISBN: 0700716564 9780700716562
OCLC Number: 47983709
Description: xvii, 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: From Exodus to Bondage 1. The Raj, the Missionaries, and the Christians 2. Pioneers 3. Both Christian and Pakistani 4. From Rome to Pakistan in the 1960s 5. The 1970s: A Time for Hope and Violence 6. The 1980s: The Rule of Zia and the Militants 7. Blasphemy Part 2: The World of the Bishop 8. The Bishop's House in the 1990s 9. The Acts of the Apostles 10. Sisters and Wives 11. Outside the Punjab 12. The Awami Bishop 13. The Bishop and the Goans 14. An Islamic Christianity 15. The Bishop and the Protestants 16. The Death of the Bishop 17. He Loved Me Very Much 18. Heroes Don't have Ghosts Commemorations
Responsibility: Linda S. Walbridge.

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This is the story of the Christians of Pakistan. It is an account of outcastes who sought hope through Christianity, but who now find themselves victims of a struggle to define Islam in Pakistan.  Read more...

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'Through this book, Linda Walbridge does more than analyze social and religious questions - she brings the reader into the very heart of a community that is struggling for justice and puts a human Read more...

 
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