Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters

Developments, Diversity and Dialogues

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Editor(s): 
Paul Hedges
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , January
     2017.
     272 pages.
     $39.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781350022539.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Lucinda Mosher forthcoming.

Description

Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialoguesaddresses the key issues in the present day global encounter between Christians and Muslims. Divided into two parts, the first examines theoretical issues and concerns which affect dialogue between the two traditions. The second part highlights case studies from around the world. Chapters come from established scholars including Reuven Firestone, Douglas Pratt and Clinton Bennett, emerging scholars, as well as practitioner perspectives. 

Highlighting the diversity within the field of "Christian-Muslim" encounter, case studies cover examples from the US and globally, and include dialogue in the US post 9/11, Nigerian Muslims and Christians, and Christian responses to Islamophobia in the UK.

Covering unique areas and those not explored in detail elsewhere, Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues will be of interest to advanced students, researchers, and interfaith professionals.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Paul Hedges is associate professor in interreligious studies in the Study of Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies programme at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and was previously Reader in Interreligious Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. He has published widely in interfaith areas, including Preparation and Fulfillment (2001), Christian Approaches to Other Faiths (co-edited with Alan Race, textbook: 2008; reader: 2009), Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions (2010). He is General Editor of the multivolume series Controversies in Contemporary Religion (2014), and is on the Editorial Board ofStudies in Interreligious Dialogue, and the Journal of Religious History.

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