Muslims and Christians Face to Face

Pages: 272
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: black & white illustrations

Muslims and Christians Face to Face

Kate Zebiri

Zebiri analyses modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to provide an overview of the more important contrasts and similarities between the two religions, and to shed light on some of the reasons for misunderstandings and failures in communication, past and present.
Paperback
9781851681334 (1 Aug 1997)
RRP £21.99 / US$25.99

The Book

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.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations black & white illustrations

About the Author

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

Reviews

"This work should contribute a great deal to removing 'tension' between Muslims and Christians. Highly recommended"

- Choice Magazine

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