Islam: past, present and future

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Oneworld, 2007 - Political Science - 767 pages
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For more than two decades the world religions have been a central topic forans Kung. In books which have inspired millions throughout human society, heas pioneered work towards a new dialogue between cultures. In thisxtraordinary comprehensive book, he gives an in-depth account of Islam.escribing paradigm shifts in its 1400-year history, outlining the variousurrents and surveying the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of theay, few present-day theologians could have written such a complete analysis.n a world where understanding of global politics requires a knowledge ofslam, this is a perfect place to start.

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Catholic theologian KŁng's aim is to promote discourse between religions and to show ways in which it can be done. He is a profound thinker, and his writing is never a quick read. For those who are willing to put some thought into the subject, the book is very worthwhile. Read full review

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Well-regarded theologian K√ƒ¬Į√‚¬Ņ√‚¬Ĺng (president, Fdn. for a Global Ethic;On Being a Christian ), who has been credited with fostering healthy interreligious dialog, completes his trilogy on "The ... Read full review


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Hans Kung is president of the Global Ethic Foundation (Germany/Switzerland) after retiring in 1996 as professor of ecumenical theology and director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tubingen. He is the author of more than fifty books, including The Catholic Church and On Being a Christian.

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