Muslims and Christians Face to Face

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Oneworld Publications, Aug 1, 1997 - Religion - 272 pages
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From the Crusades to the present day, the interrelationship between Islam and Christianity has been fraught with conflict, both theological and military. Yet events in 20th-century history, particularly the communications revolution, have meant that, after centuries of living in isolation from each other, Christians and Muslims find themselves participating in the same intellectual culture, and are having to review their assumptions about each other. In this work, Zebiri analyzes modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to explore the issues central to Muslim-Christian relations. The literature surveyed is diverse - both popular and scholarly, varying in function, authorship and intended audience. Through its juxtaposition of the mutual perceptions of Muslims and Christians, the book provides an overview of the more important contrasts and similarities between the two religions.

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Factors Influencing MuslimChristian Relations
Muslim Popular Literature on Christianity
Protestant Missionary Literature on Islam

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About the author (1997)

Kate Zebiri is Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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