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Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian Muslim Relations Into the 21St Century

John AzumahPeter G Riddell (Ed)

Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian Muslim Relations Into the 21St Century

John AzumahPeter G Riddell (Ed)

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The relationship between Christianity and Islam is complex. This collection of essays by scholars and human rights activists engages with some of the most pressing issues in Christian-Muslim relations, addressing matters of theology, the encounter between civilisations and inter-religious affairs. Some of the most controversial and sensitive questions are considered, ranging from sacred text to the politics of multiculturalism. These are key questions for the 21st century, a period when Christianity and Islam are destined to interact more closely than ever before in human history.

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The relationship between Christianity and Islam is complex. This collection of essays by scholars and human rights activists engages with some of the most pressing issues in Christian-Muslim relations, addressing matters of theology, the encounter between civilisations and inter-religious affairs. Some of the most controversial and sensitive questions are considered, ranging from sacred text to the politics of multiculturalism. These are key questions for the 21st century, a period when Christianity and Islam are destined to interact more closely than ever before in human history.
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Meet the Authors

John Azumah

John Azumah holds a PhD in Islamics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is the Director for the Centre of Islamic Studies at the London School of Theology. He has previously served as a Research Fellow with the Akrofi-Christaller Institute in Ghana. Dr. Azumah is the author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001) and has written articles on the subject in various academic journals.

Peter G Riddell (Ed)

Peter G. Riddell is Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations, at London School of Theology. He is the author of several books, including Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World: Transmission and Responses (Hurst) and Christians and Muslims (IVP); the co-author of Islam in Conflict (IVP); and the co-editor of Islam: Essays in Scripture, Thought and Society (Brill).

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword; List Of Abbreviations; List Of Tables; Introduction; Part One: Theological Foundations; 1. Islam And Contextualisation: The Insider Movement In Islam; 2. Recovering The Original Texts Of The New Testament And The Qur'an: Possibilities And Impediments; 3. War, Holy War And Islam; 4. War, Holy War, Just War: Christian Perspectives; 5. Poles Apart: Diverse Muslim Perspectives On 'true' Islam; Part Two: The Encounter Between Islam And The West; 6. Western And Islamic Concepts Of Knowledge And Truth Compared; 7. The Compatibility Of Islamic Shariah Law With The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights; 8. Islamophobia In The Western Context; 9. The Westophobia Report Update 2010; 10. The Future Of The Muslim Community In Australia; 11. Islam And Europe: Ramifications For The Church; Part Three: The Church And Islam; 12. Christian-muslim Dialogue Into The 21st Century; 13. Christianity In Modern Turkey: Some Reflections On History And Religion; 14. The Blacksmith's Anvil: The Forging Of Christian-muslim Interaction In Europe; 15. Conversion And Apostasy: The Case Of Islam; 16. Responding To Da'wa: Potential Ambiguities Of An Interfaith Appeal; 17. Christian Responses To Islam: Between Naivety And Hostility; Contributors; Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 374803
  • Product Code 9780987132949
  • ISBN 0987132946
  • EAN 9780987132949
  • Pages 290
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher Acorn Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2013
  • Sales Rank #62344
  • Dimensions 233 x 155 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.413kg
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