Christian Ethics in the Muslim Context

Christian Ethics in the Muslim Context

by Peter B. Doghramji

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Christian Ethics in the Muslim Context by Peter B. Doghramji

What does it mean to live and behave as a Christian within a non-Christian, Muslim context? This is not a question about doctrine, liturgy, or ethnic history; it is a question of Christian ethics. Within the context of a constant interaction between religion and culture in the West, the ethical question and its answers take a particular form. But where Christianity is the faith of a minority within a hostile environment, the question about Christian life and conduct seeks different answers. Most of the preconditions for ethics in the Western context are totally missing in the case of Eastern Christianity. Dr. Peter Doghramji explores the ethical implications of living as a Christian in a Muslim, non-Christian setting, giving answers to this timely question.

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ISBN-13: 9781635685701
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Peter B. Doghramji was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, where his family had sought refuge following the genocidal massacres of Armenians and other Christians in Turkey beginning in 1915. Due to his father’s accidental death by his own gun caused by his young cousin, Peter grew up as an orphan, He was raised by his grandparents in the Armenian Evangelical community. He attended high school and junior college in Aleppo, where he later taught religion and philosophy, and served as the first native president of Aleppo College. He received his BA degree from the American University of Beirut, where he studied under professors Loutfi Lovouian and Harry Dorman, whose books appear in the Bibliography. and his Diploma in Theology from the Near East School of Theology in Beirut. He was awarded the ThM degree by Harvard Divinity School and the PhD degree, magna cum laude, by Princeton Theological Seminary, where he worked on his dissertation, “Christian Ethics in the Muslim Context.” He was also awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree by Ursinus College. Peter married Marie Bedikian, his schoolmate at the seminary. They have three children, Karl, Paul, and James, who are practicing physicians in the Philadelphia area.
Ordained by the Presbytery of Syria and Lebanon, Peter served Arabic speaking churches in Hassakeh, where ISIS is currently in control, and in Aleppo. He helped organize two churches among the Assyrian villages along the Khabour River and extended his ministry to Khanik on the Syrian-Iraqi border. In America, he served Armenian Evangelical Churches in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. He was the first foreign-born Conference Minister and President of the Pennsylvania (PA) Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, the Executive Director of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, and the Executive Secretary and the Moderator of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America. In Beirut, Peter taught at the American University and at the Near East School of Theology as Associate Professor of Theology. He was an adjunct professor at the Lancaster Theological Seminary. As a popular teacher and preacher, Peter speaks five languages, Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, French, and English, and is the author of a book of sermons preached in New York, In Other Words, and a commentary on the Apostles’ Creed, Exploring Our Faith.

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