Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs

Pages: 248
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs

Rashid Rida's Modernist Defence of Islam

Simon A. Wood

An important work on relations between Islam and Christianity
9781851686711 (1 Jan 2012)
RRP £20.00 / US$30.00

The Book

Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until now, his writings on Christian-Muslim relations have remained unpublished in English. In this flagship English edition, Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works, The Criticisms of the Christians and the Proofs of Islam. Contending that Rida’s work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated, he challenges the view that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that his response to Christian criticisms was, in fact, distinctly modernist.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 248
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

Simon A. Wood is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a leading expert on Rashid Rida and has given numerous high profile lectures on the topic.


"The translation is virtually perfect, the writing excellent, and the arguments easy to follow. A very helpful contribution to the growing body of literature about Christian-Muslim relations." Professor Jane I. Smith - Co-Director of The Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary, and co-editor of The Muslim World