This paper of mine was recently published in Mary’s Well Occasional Papers. Click here to download the PDF.
Miller, Duane Alexander. ‘”It is okay to question Allah”: the theology of freedom of Saiid Rabiipour, a Christian ex-Muslim’ in Mary’s Well Occasional Papers, Vol 1:4, September (Nazareth, Israel: Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2012).
The author presents a theological analysis of Farewell to Islam, by Saiid Rabiipour (Xulon 2009, 348 pages). In analyzing Rabiipour’s writing he argues that Rabiipour’s experience of being trapped in Iran should be read as a metaphor for Islam, both as a religion and as a political structure. In American Christianity Rabiipour finds a space of freedom and liberation. Utilizing the extended metaphor of his de facto captivity in Iran, Rabiipour offers both an American, Christian apologetic, and a critique of Islam as a religion and a politic.