Islam and Christianity on the Edge

Islam and Christianity on the Edge : Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations into the 21st Century

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15mm | 410g
  • Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0987132946
  • 9780987132949
  • 425,661

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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About John Azumah

Dr John Azumah is Professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA. John has a PhD in Islamics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and has served as the Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the London School of Theology. He has taught in Africa and India and is author of 'The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue' (Oneworld, Oxford, 2001), 'My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for Christians' (Zondervan, London, 2008) and several academic articles on missions, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.Professor Peter Riddell is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at the Melbourne School of Theology. He was previously Professor of Islamic Studies and Foundation Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations at the London School of Theology. He has also held academic posts at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Australian National University. His books include 'Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World' (Hurst, 2001), 'Islam in Context' (Baker Academic, 2003) and 'Christians and Muslims' (IVP, 2004).
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