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Idolizing religious figures crushes dissent

Indiana | Fri, March 17, 2017 | 08:57 am
Idolizing religious figures crushes dissent Religious protest – Thousands of people led by the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulema's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) stage a massive rally in protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s alleged blasphemous remarks in Jakarta on Nov. 4. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

PREMIUM Despite their many differences, Islamic and Christian feminist theologies are both natural consequences of the diverse experiences of women around the world. They converge in the crucial awareness of the dominant depiction of God in male imagery that has been the source of “divine” legitimacy for the oppression of women. Since then, it has become a model of other violent structur...

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