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Identity Crisis: Standing Between Two Identities of Women Believers from Muslim Backgrounds in Jordan

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by Sarah Yoon
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Identity Crisis: Standing Between Two Identities of Women Believers from Muslim Backgrounds in Jordan by Sarah Yoon

This book provides a general overview of the identity crises BMB (believer from Muslim background) women in Jordan go through and reasons for it. Traditionally, persecution from family, community, or the secret police is thought to leave these women with newfound faith. However, even before persecution exposes their new faith, many initial believers give up seeking the new truth and return to their previous phase due to a serious identity crisis. This phenomenon is found to occur particularly often among female BMBs because of their unique circumstances in the religious and sociocultural contexts of Jordan. Through an examination of BMB women's narratives, this book explores how Muslim women form their identities and what they experience in the process of conversion.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 208
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781630879167 (DRM-EPUB)

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