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Title The character of Christian-Muslim encounter : essays in honour of David Thomas / edited by Douglas Pratt, Jon Hoover, John Davies, John Chesworth
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 620 pages) : 1 color illustration
Series History of Christian-Muslim relations ; volume 25
History of Christian-Muslim relations ; v. 25
Contents David Thomas: The Hearing of Two Vocations -- a biographical sketch / John Davies -- Professor David Thomas -- a representative reminiscence / Albert Sundararaj Walters -- Part 1. From the Rise of Islam to the Medieval World -- Facing the Last Day through Two Narrative Apocalyptic Figures in the Coptic-Arabic 'Apocalypse of Pseudo-Athanasius' / Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala -- The Holy Spirit in Early Christian Dialogue with Muslims / Mark Beaumont -- Yaḥyā ibn ʻAdī, Disciples and Masters: On Questions of Religious Philosophy / Emilio Platti -- The Theme of Language in Christian-Muslim Discussions in the ʻAbbāsid Period: Some Christian Views / Herman Teule -- A Neglected Piece of Evidence for Early Muslim Reactions to the Frankish Crusader Presence in the Levant: The 'Jihad Chapter' from Tuḥfat al-mulūk / Alex Mallett -- Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and Ibn ʻArabī on the Ways to Knowledge of God: Unveiling or Reflection and Reasoning? / Muammer İskenderoğlu -- "Can You Find Anything Praiseworthy in My Religion?" Religious Aversion and Admiration in Medieval Christian-Muslim Relations / Charles L. Tieszen -- The First Imposition of a Badge on European Jews: The English Royal Mandate of 1218 / John Tolan -- An Arabic Version of the Treatise on the Origin and History of the Thirty Pieces of Silver which Judas Received from the Jews / Rifaat Ebied -- Debating According to the Rules: A Conversation about the Crucifixion in al-Ḥāwī by al-Makīn Jirjis ibn al-ʻAmīd / Mark N. Swanson -- Part 2. From Early Modernity to the Present --Islamic Anti-Christian Polemics in 16th Century Spain: The Lead Books of Granada and the Gospel of Barnabas. Beyond the Limits of taḥrīf / Luis F. Bernabé Pons -- Islam: An (Almost) Redundant Element in the Polish-Lithuanian/Ottoman Encounters between the 16th and 17th Centuries? / Stanisław Grodź SVD -- (In)tolerant Ottomans: Polemic, Perspective and the Reading of Primary Sources / Claire Norton -- The Ḥadīth in Christian-Muslim Dialogue in 19th Century India / Alan M. Guenther -- Muslim Responses to Missionary Literature in Egypt in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries / Umar Ryad -- Three Pioneering Malay Works of Quranic Exegesis: A Comparative Study / Peter Riddell -- Christian-Muslim Engagement in Contemporary India: Minority Irruptions of Majoritarian Faultlines / Peniel J. Rufus Rajkumar -- Scholarly Reception of Alphonse Mingana's "The Transmission of the Ḳurʼān:" A Centenary Perspective / Gordon Nickel -- The Role of Religious Leaders in Promoting Reconciliation in Sudan / Sigvard von Sicard -- Patterns of Christian-Muslim Encounters in Sub-Saharan Africa / John Azumah -- Italian Islam: Imam and Mosque Today / Davide Tacchini -- Part 3. Looking Ahead: From Present to Future -- The Current Situation of Christian-Muslim Relations: Emerging Challenges, Signs of Hope / Jørgen S. Nielsen -- The Future of the Christian-Muslim Past: Reflecting with Charles Taylor on Interreligious Relations / Damian Howard SJ -- Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue: Towards a More Interpersonal and Spiritual Engagement / Risto Jukko -- Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and the Environment: The Case for a New Sacred Science / Andrew M. Sharp -- Provocation and Resonance: Sacramental Spirituality in the Context od Islam / Michael Ipgrave -- Getting to Know One Another's Hearts: The Progress, Method, and Potential of the Building Bridges Seminar / Lucinda Allen Mosher -- Anglican Interreligious Relations in Generous Love: Indebted to and Moving from Vatican II / Richard J. Sudworth -- The Interfaith Landscape and Liturgical Places / David Cheetham -- Textual Authority and Hermeneutical Adventure: Three 21st Century Dialogue Initiatives / Douglas Pratt -- Transfiguring Mission: From Arabic Dallas to Interfaith Discovery / Clare Amos
Summary This book is a Festschrift in honour of David Thomas (Professor of Christianity and Islam, and Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations, at the University of Birmingham, UK). The Editors have put together a collection of over 30 contributions from colleagues of Professor Thomas that commences with a biographical sketch and representative tribute provided by a former doctoral student, and comprises a series of wide-ranging academic papers arranged to broadly reflect three dimensions of David Thomas's academic and professional work - studies in and of Islam; Christian-Muslim relations; the Church and interreligious engagement. These are set in the context of a focused theme - the character of Christian-Muslim encounters - and cast within a broad chronological framework
Bibliography Includes "David R. Thomas Academic Publications: " pages 597-600
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Thomas, David (David Richard), 1948-
Thomas, David (David Richard), 1948-
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Interfaith relations.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Chesworth, John (John A.), editor.
Davies, John, 1957 November 29- editor.
Hoover, Jon, editor.
Pratt, Douglas, editor.
Thomas, David (David Richard), 1948- honouree.
ISBN 9004297219