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The Call of the Minaret - Kenneth Cragg

The Call of the Minaret

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Published: 3rd February 2000
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'From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.' First published in 1956,The Call of the Minaret remains one of the most acclaimed works in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new material including an updated bibliography. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin's haunting cry, considering prophethood, prayer, politics and community to present a more complete understanding of Islam. It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike. Drawing upon both scholarship and his own abiding spirituality, Kenneth Cragg's study of the two faiths pays homage to both, drawing them out of the shadows of enmity and into the light of mutual understanding.

"This book is unrivalled in its field... The Call of the Minaret marks a watershed in Christian-Muslim relations." Lamin Sanneh, Yale University

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to this Edition
Islam at the New Century
Change and Continuityp. 3
Minaret and Muslim
God: There is None Save Hep. 29
Muhammad, the Apostle of Godp. 61
Prayer and Religious Life in Islamp. 95
The Islamic Order for Human Societyp. 127
Minaret and Christian
Mosque and Meetingp. 161
The Call to Understandingp. 171
The Call to Participationp. 193
The Call to Retrievalp. 218
The Call to Interpretationp. 243
The Call to Hope and Faithp. 303
Notesp. 327
Book Listp. 341
The Qur'an - Quotations and Referencesp. 354
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781851682102
ISBN-10: 1851682104
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3rd February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 15.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 3