Orient and Occident: مدينتان or “Two Cities” by Duane Alexander Miller

Madiinat Allah

“مدينتان”

دووين الكسندر ميلر
Hi All,
This is the first article I have published in Arabic. The title, madiinataan, is Arabic for ‘Two Cities’ and it is reflection on Augustine’s City of God in relation to the contemporary situation in Egypt after the Arab Spring. For now, best wishes to the people of Egypt, and hopefully all Egyptians, whether Muslim or Christian or something else, will find something of use here.
And here it is also in English: Two Cities. Published at the online journal Orient and Occident.
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Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. Presently, I live in San Antonio where I am lecturer and researcher in Muslim-Christian relations at The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies (ticks.org), and sometime adjunct professor of theology at St Mary's University. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information or to have me speak at your church, university or seminary.

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