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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About the Author
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.