Islam and the West: the making of an image

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Oneworld, 1960 - Religion - 467 pages
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From the time of the Crusades to the present day, the relationship betweenslam and the West has been one of conflict and misunderstanding. Therejudices conceived over a thousand years ago have survived the break-up ofestern Christianity into Catholic and Protestant, the growth of atheism, andhe rise of the multifaith community; they continue, despite today'sncreased mutual understanding, to permeate European attitudes towards Islam.;his classic study by Norman Daniel explores the political and religiousonsiderations behind distorted western views of Islam, examininghristian-Muslim interaction from medieval times to the modern world, andovering such key topics as: revelation, prophethood and incarnation; theife of Muhammad; the authenticity of the Qur'an; western views of violence,orality and religious practice in Islam.;First published over 30 years ago,he message within this great scholarly achievement is more relevant todayhan ever before. This timeless and accessible book should be of interest totudents and for anyone wishing to gain a deeper insight into the complex

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Contents

Foreword
9
Christian Understanding of Islamic Belief
35
The Christian Attack upon Pseudoprophecy
67
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