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Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)

John Renard

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ISBN 10: 0520255089 / ISBN 13: 9780520255081
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith traditions from a broad theological perspective. Award-winning scholar John Renard illuminates the similarities as well as the differences between Islam and Christianity through a clear exploration of four major dimensions - historical, creedal, institutional, and ethical and spiritual. Throughout, the book features comparisons between concrete elements such as creedal statements, prayer texts, and writings from major theologians and mystics. It also includes a glossary of technical theological terms. For western readers in particular, this balanced, authoritative work overturns some common stereotypes about Islam, especially those that have emerged in the decade since September 11, 2001. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520255081

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Titre : Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith traditions from a broad theological perspective. Award-winning scholar John Renard illuminates the similarities as well as the differences between Islam and Christianity through a clear exploration of four major dimensions - historical, creedal, institutional, and ethical and spiritual. Throughout, the book features comparisons between concrete elements such as creedal statements, prayer texts, and writings from major theologians and mystics. It also includes a glossary of technical theological terms. For western readers in particular, this balanced, authoritative work overturns some common stereotypes about Islam, especially those that have emerged in the decade since September 11, 2001.

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"Perfectly functional, remarkably insightful, and a little bit controversial." American Theological Inquiry 20120115 "Without glossing over fundamental differences between Christianity and Islam ... Renard shows how the reality has often been more nuanced." Times Literary Supplement (TLS) 20120120 "Outstanding Academic Title for 2011... Highly recommended." -- P. S. Spalding Choice 20110629 "One of the best books available for use in courses comparing Muslim and Christian thought." Journal Of Islamic Studies 20120221 "Written with sensitivity and beauty." -- Matthew Friedman, Asbury Theological Seminary Religious Studies Review 20120601 "Renard has a good grasp on what is important, foundational, and formative across a multitude of disciplines in both religious traditions." State Of Formation 20120726 "John Renard offers, in this beautiful book, a new contribution in the field of comparative study of Christianity and Islam." -- John Loboka Morris Islamochristiana 20120222

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