The Call of the Minaret

Pages: 384
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

The Call of the Minaret

Kenneth Cragg

Kenneth Cragg reveals that the call to prayer contains summons for Christians and Muslims alike in an uplifting book, bringing new perspective to interfaith relations.
9781851682102 (3 Feb 2000)
RRP £31.00 / US$46.00

The Book

Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin's haunting cry, considering prophethood, prayer, politics and community to present a more complete understanding of Islam. It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike. Bringing new perspective to interfaith relations, this revealing book with appeal to the faithful throughout the world.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 384
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Kenneth Cragg has written extensively on the subject of Muslim-Christian relations, and his books have become classics in their field. Bishop Cragg has held academic and ecclesiastical posts in the UK, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Nigeria and the USA; in retirement he serves as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. He is an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.


"This book is unrivalled in its field... The Call of the Minaret marks a watershed in Christian-Muslim relations." Lamin Sanneh, Yale University

Table of Contents

Part 1- Islam at the new century

1. Change and continuity

Part 2 - Minaret and Muslim

2. God - there is none save he

3. Muhammad, the apostle of God.

4. Prayer and religious life in Islam

5. The Islamic order for human society.

Part 3 - Minaret and Christian

6. Mosque and meeting

7. The call to understanding

8. The call to participation;

9. The call to retrieval

10. The call to interpretation

11. The call to hope and faith.


Book list;

The Qur'an - quotations and references.


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