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The Call of the Minaret

Kenneth Cragg

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.

  • Publication date: February 3, 2000
  • ISBN: 9781851682102
  • RRP: £31.00
  • Pages: 384


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

Kenneth Cragg

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.

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