Encountering Islam

Christian-Muslim Relations in the Public Square

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Richard Sudworth
  • London, England: 
    SCM Press Imprint
    , March
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


What do Christian Churches say Islam is? What does the Church of England say Islam is? And, in the end, what space is there for genuine engagement with Islam?

Richard Sudworth's unique study takes as its cue the question of political theology and brings this burgeoning area of debate into dialogue with Christian-Muslim relations and Anglican ecclesiology.

The vexed subject of Christian-Muslim Relations provides the presenting arena to explore what political theologies enable the Church of England to engage with the diverse public square of the twenty-first century.

Each chapter concludes with an 'Anecdotes from the Field' section, setting themes from the chapter in the context of Richard Sudworth's own ministry within a Muslim majority parish.

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

Richard J. Sudworth is Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England.


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