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Muslims and Christians Face to Face - Kate Zebiri

Muslims and Christians Face to Face

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From the Crusades to the present day, the interrelationship between Islam and Christianity has been fraught with conflict, both theological and military. Yet events in 20th-century history, particularly the communications revolution, have meant that, after centuries of living in isolation from each other, Christians and Muslims find themselves participating in the same intellectual culture, and are having to review their assumptions about each other. In this work, Zebiri analyzes modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to explore the issues central to Muslim-Christian relations. The literature surveyed is diverse - both popular and scholarly, varying in function, authorship and intended audience. Through its juxtaposition of the mutual perceptions of Muslims and Christians, the book provides an overview of the more important contrasts and similarities between the two religions.

"This work should contribute a great deal to removing 'tension' between Muslims and Christians. Highly recommended" * Choice Magazine *

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Factors Influencing Muslim-Christian Relationsp. 15
The Qur'anic Paradigmp. 15
The Historical Legacyp. 22
Mission and Imperialismp. 28
Muslim-Christian Dialoguep. 32
Muslim Popular Literature on Christianityp. 44
The Bible: Text and Interpretationp. 50
The Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of the Qur'anp. 59
How and Why Christian Doctrine Became Corruptedp. 67
Christianity and Western Civilizationp. 71
Contemporary Christianityp. 78
Protestant Missionary Literature on Islamp. 94
Islam and the Qur'anp. 101
Muhammadp. 108
The Relationship between God and Humankindp. 115
The Study of Christianity by Muslim Intellectualsp. 137
Christianity as 'Proto-Islam' or Distinct Religious Traditionp. 141
Christian Doctrinep. 149
The Social and Political Dimensions of Religionp. 157
Irenical Views of Christianityp. 162
Approaches to Islam by Christian Islamicists and Theologiansp. 183
Islam in Salvation Historyp. 188
Muhammad as Prophetp. 195
The Qur'an as the Word of Godp. 202
Christian Interpretation of the Qur'anp. 211
Conclusionp. 230
Glossary or Arabic and Islamic Termsp. 235
Select Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9781851681334
ISBN-10: 1851681337
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 7th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1