The Tenth Parallel (Hardback)

Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

  • 9780374273187
  • 6x9
  • 336
  • 212.50
  • Hardback
  • 9780374273187
  • 8/17/2010
  • In Stock
$ 27.00

Description

A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds. The tenth parallel--the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator--is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty percent of the world's 2 billion Christians. Here, in the buzzing megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is where the two religions meet; their encounter is shaping the future of each faith, and of whole societies as well. The stories Griswold tells in The Tenth Parallel show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one's sense of God is shaped by one's place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic.

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