Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations into the 21st Century
John Azumah and Peter Riddell
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The relationship between Christianity and Islam is complex. This collection of essays by scholars and human rights activists engages with some of the most pressing issues in Christian-Muslim relations, addressing matters of theology, the encounter between civilisations and inter-religious affairs. Some of the most controversial and sensitive questions are considered, ranging from sacred text to the politics of multiculturalism. These are key questions for the 21st century, a period when Christianity and Islam are destined to interact more closely than ever before in human history.
Dr John Azumah is Professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA. John has a PhD in Islamics from the University of Birmingham, UK and has served as the Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the London School of Theology. He has taught in Africa and India and is author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue (Oneworld, Oxford, 2001); My Neighbour’s Faith: Islam Explained for Christians (Zondervan, London, 2008) and several academic articles on missions, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.
Professor Peter Riddell is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at the Melbourne School of Theology. He was previously Professor of Islamic Studies and foundation Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations at the London School of Theology. He has also held academic posts at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Australian National University. His books include Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World (Hurst, 2001), Islam in Context (Baker Academic, 2003) and Christians and Muslims (IVP, 2004).
Reviews for Islam and Christianity on the Edge
This book is a timely contribution to the ongoing encounter between Christianity and Islam. John Azumah and Peter Riddell, editors of and contributors to this volume, are both well known for their balanced approach to discussion about Islam. The chapters from the different authors will help to forward conversation among Christians about ways of engaging with Islam, through the range of perspectives included.
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