Stephanous, A.Z.: Political Islam, Citizenship and Minorities

May 10th, 2011

Andrea Zaki Stephanous, Political Islam, Citizenship, and Minorities: The Future of Arab Christians


Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2010

ISBN: 0-7618-5213-1 / 978-0-7618-5213-1

Stephanous has made a major contribution on the interaction between Arab Christians and Islam, particularly in Egypt and Lebanon. Beginning with an historical roadmap of political Islam, Stephanous explores positions and critiques within Islam, and continues by engaging the question of minorities and specifically Christians. In the second half, he examines Coptic and Maronite identity and political participation before concluding with a proposal for dynamic citizenship, which goes beyond political citizenship and involves pluralistic identity.


Submission: Peter Makari (Reader), 14.4.2011

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