Christian Hermit in an Islamic World: A Muslim's View of Charles de Foucauld

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Paulist Press, 1999 - Religion - 115 pages
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Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), after a worldly beginning, lived a life of prayer, self-denial and love for the Arabs in the African desert. Here is a moving personal tribute by a Muslim scholar.
 

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Charles de Foucauld was a French military officer and playboy who, in the 1880s, experienced a dramatic religious conversion while serving in Algeria. He went on to become a hermit in the desert ... Read full review

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Contents

Translators Foreword
1
Preface
13
Happiness in the imitation of Jesus
19
An ideal of holiness
26
What does taming mean?
34
The encounter with Islam
44
Mission accomplished?
58
The strait way
70
Abbreviations
76
Merads Response to Charles de Foucauld
78
Some Lessons for the Christian Muslim Dialogue
88
Notes
99
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