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Relation of Islam to other religions

  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politicsby Michael Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism,... more...

  • Are Muslims Distinctive?by M. Steven Fish

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Are Muslims Distinctive? represents the first major scientific effort to assess how Muslims and non-Muslims differ--and do not differ--in the contemporary world. Using rigorous methods and data drawn from around the globe, M. Steven Fish reveals that in some areas Muslims and non-Muslims differ less than is commonly imagined. Muslims are not inclined... more...

  • Beyond Turk and Hinduby David Gilmartin; Bruce B. Lawrence

    UPF 2000; US$ 59.95

    ''[Sets] the stage for a rewriting of nearly a thousand years of history to create new understandings of the nature of cultural encounters. . . . The volume breaks free from the polemics of present-day politics and historicist distortions that have seeped into most standard texts. more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities.... more...

  • Can Muslims and Christians Resolve their Religious and Social Conflicts?by Marinus C Iwuchukwu; Brian Stiltner

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    This is a collection of essays that address inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians in America and Africa. It addresses the issues dealing with how some Christians depict America as founded on Christian principles, and how this might deter dialogue across different religions. The goal is to get people to converse, not as formulaic Muslims... more...

  • The Challenge of Political Islamby Rachel Scott

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Based on Islamist writings, political tracts, and interviews with Islamists, this book examines Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt from the perspective of Islamic conceptions of citizenship, and provides non-Muslim responses to those views. more...

  • The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamismby Haroro J. Ingram

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Ingram journeys through over a century of history in the first full length examination of the charismatic leadership phenomenon in Islamist radicalism and militancy. Exhaustively researched and founded upon a suite of innovative multidisciplinary paradigms, this book features case studies of Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Abdullah Azzam, Osama Bin Laden... more...

  • Christian Doctrines in Islamic Theologyby David Thomas

    BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00

    By the tenth century Islamic theology had become an integrated system by which theologians constructed accounts of the nature of the world and God's relationship with it. This book shows how Muslim theologians in this period made use of Christian doctrines as examples of misguided thinking to help confirm the correctness of their own theology. more...

  • Christian Encounters with Iranby Sasan Tavassoli

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 32.00

    The interface between the current Shi?ite landscape and Christian thinking is of the greatest significance for the shifting political and religious dynamics of the Middle East. Sasan Tavassoli here examines Iranian Shi?ite thinkers? encounters with Christian thought since the Islamic revolution of 1979, and provides insight into the cultural and intellectual... more...

  • Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Twentieth Centuryby Ataullah Siddiqui

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 145.00

    The book describes the challenge of modernity faced by Muslims and Christians and the issue of religious pluralism. It describes Muslims' encounters with Christianity in the first half of this century and their participation in organised dialogues initiated by the Churches in the second half. It highlights their apprehensions and expectations in dialogue... more...