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Routledge Handbook on Christian–Muslim Relations

Edited by: David Thomas

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138818712
eBook ISBN: 9781315745077
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315745077
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The matter of Christian?Muslim relations cannot be ignored these days. While the term itself may not appear all that often, relations between the two faiths and their reciprocal perceptions are undeniable influences behind many current conflicts, declarations of mutual recognition and peace negotiations, not to mention the brooding hatred of religious extremists. Since 9/11, relations between the two faiths have, in one form or another, hardly been away from the news.

This Handbook contains fundamental information about the major aspects of relations between Christians and Muslims. Its various sections follow the history from the early seventh century to the present, the major religious issues that have led to disputes between the two faiths, and the political implications of religious differences at various stages through history, as well as in the present. It includes analysis of scriptural and theological themes and explores the characteristics of relations at important points in history and also in various parts of the world today. Chapters are devoted to the most significant intellectual interpretations and encounters, the main armed clashes, including the Crusades, and the important documents issued by each faith that in recent years have led the way towards new developments in recognition and acceptance.

With chapters written by some of the foremost experts in the field, the book traces the largely dark history of relations and explains the underlying reasons why Muslims and Christians have found tolerance and respect for the other difficult. It is an excellent resource for understanding the past and for highlighting lessons for future relations between the world?s two largest religions.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Christians in the World of Late Antiquity, 300–600 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Christian Context of the Qurʾān Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Christianity in the Qurʾān Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Bible in the Qurʾān Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Dynamics of the Qurʾānic Account of Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Muḥammad and Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Christians under Muslim Rule, 650–1200 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Christians under Muslim Rule, 650–1200 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Pact of ʿUmar Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The First Arabic-Speaking Christian Theologians Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Early Muslim Attitudes Towards the Bible Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Early Christian Attitudes towards Islam Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Byzantine Empire and Islam Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Crusades Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Arts in the Eastern Mediterranean before the Crusades Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula, 1000–1600 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Christians under the Fāṭimids, Ayyūbids and Mamlūks Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Early and Medieval Muslim Attitudes towards Christian Doctrines Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Christian Conversion to Islam Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Christians and Muslims in One Another’s Legal Texts Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mutual Influences and Borrowings Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Theological Dynamics of Medieval Christian–Muslim Relations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  European Reactions to the Fall of Constantinople Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Christians and Muslims in Mughal India Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The End of Empire and the Era of Mistrust Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Churches and Christian–Muslim Relations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  A Common Word Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Muslims and the Bible Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Christians and the Qurʾān Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Muslims and Christian Beliefs Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Christians and Muḥammad Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Perceptions of God in Christianity and Islam Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Theology and Christian–Muslim Relations Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Nature of the Human in Contemporary Christian–Muslim Relations Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Major Concepts in Muslim–Christian Encounters Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Muslims in Christian Lands Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Christian Minorities in Islamic Countries Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Muslims and Christians in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Muslims and Christians in Britain Today Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Islamophobia Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Eastern Churches and Islam Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Christians and Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Christians and Muslims in the Americas Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Christians and Muslims in East Asia and Australasia Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Christian–Muslim and Muslim–Christian Dialogue Initiatives, Movements and Organisations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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