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Muslims and Others : Relations in Context - Jacques Waardenburg

Muslims and Others

Relations in Context

Hardcover Published: 19th June 2003
ISBN: 9783110176278
Number Of Pages: 539
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Jacques Waardenburg writes about relations between Muslims and adherents of other religions. After illuminating various aspects of Islam from an outside point of view in his volume "Islam" (published in 2002 by de Gruyter) his second volume changes the perspective: The author shows how Muslims perceived non-Muslims - particularly Christianity and "the West," but also Judaism and Asian religions - in many centuries of religious dialogue and tensions. The main focus is on Muslim minorities in Western countries and on religious dialogues of which he provides first-hand knowledge through his participation in several important dialogue meetings.

After 50 years of research and personal involvement, Waardenburg aims at a mutual understanding and reconciliation of Islam and other religions, particularly Christianity, both on an international level as well as on a more local level where "old" and "new," Christian and Muslim Europeans live together.

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"In einer Zeit, in der es auch um Verstandnis des Anderen geht, ist dieser etwas andere Blick eine sehr sinnvolle Hilfe, zumal auch aufgrund der hohen inhaltlichen Qualitat des Buches."
Volker S. Stahr in: Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 2004

"With his remarkable sensitivity and unfliching optimism, Waardenburg makes a convincing case for an understanding that goes beyond the ignorant tolerance and arrogant indifference of many communities today, and shows that small histories do matter."
Ibrahim Kalin in: The Muslim World Book Review 1/2004

Introductionp. 1
Three Monotheistic Religions
Christians, Muslims, Jews, and their Religionsp. 39
Three Monotheistic Religions: Structure and Patterns of Meaningp. 64
Muslim Encounters with Other Religions in History
The Earliest Relations of Islam with other Religionsp. 87
Cases of Interreligious Dialogue under Muslim Rulep. 110
Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions
Two Shining Lights: Medieval Islam and Christianityp. 133
World Religions Seen in Islamic Lightp. 162
Twentieth Century Writings about Other Religions: A Classificationp. 199
Some Observations on Muslim Studies of Religionsp. 218
Muslims and the West, Muslims in the West
Some Muslim Reflections on the Westp. 241
Europe and its Muslim Neighbors: Glimpses of Dialoguep. 273
Muslims and Their Islam in Europe: Initiatives and Responsesp. 308
Diversity and Unity of Islam in Europe: Islamic Constructsp. 336
Muslims and Others in Europe: Cultural and Intercultural Contactsp. 357
Muslim-Christian Relations and Minority Problems
Muslim Minorities: Politics and Religion in the Balkansp. 381
Muslim-Christianity Minority Problems in Europe and the Middle Eastp. 404
Issues in Muslim-Christian Relationsp. 424
Between Baghdad and Birmingham: Opportunities of Minoritiesp. 452
Muslims and Others in Processes of Change
Muslims and Christians: Changing Identitiesp. 479
Muslims and Westerners: Changing Attitudesp. 488
Bibliographical Listp. 499
Indexesp. 503
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ISBN: 9783110176278
ISBN-10: 3110176270
Series: Religion and Reason
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 539
Published: 19th June 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.88