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The Resource American Christians and Islam : evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism, Thomas S. Kidd

American Christians and Islam : evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism, Thomas S. Kidd

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American Christians and Islam : evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism
Title
American Christians and Islam
Title remainder
evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S. Kidd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of America's Christian evangelicals have denounced Islam as a "demonic" and inherently violent religion, provoking frustration among other Christian conservatives who wish to present a more appealing message to the world's Muslims. Yet as Thomas Kidd reveals in this sobering book, the conflicted views expressed by today's evangelicals have deep roots in American history." "Tracing Islam's role in the popular imagination of American Christians from the colonial period to today, Kidd demonstrates that Protestant evangelicals have viewed Islam as a global threat-while also actively seeking to convert Muslims to the Christian faith-since the nation's founding. He shows how accounts of "Mahometan" despotism and lurid stories of European enslavement by Barbary pirates fueled early evangelicals' fears concerning Islam, and describes the growing conservatism of American missions to Muslim lands up through the post-World War II era. Kidd exposes American Christians' anxieties about an internal Islamic threat from groups like the Nation of Islam in the 1960s and America's immigrant Muslim population today; and he demonstrates why Islam has become central to evangelical "end-times" narratives. Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world." "American Christians and Islam is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the mounting tensions between Christians and Muslims today."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Thomas S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missions to Muslims
  • Missions, American
  • Islam
  • Public opinion
  • Protestants
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islam
  • Missions, American
  • Missions to Muslims
  • Protestants
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Evangelischen
  • Islam
  • Beeldvorming
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Evangelikale Bewegung
  • Mission
  • Muslim
  • USA
  • Muslim
  • USA
  • RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
  • RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
American Christians and Islam : evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism, Thomas S. Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early American Christians and Islam -- The Barbary wars, the last days, and Islam in early national America -- Foreign missions to Muslims in nineteenth-century America -- Samuel Zwemer, World War I, and "the evangelization of the Moslem world in this generation" -- The new missionary overture to Muslims and the Arab-Israeli crisis -- Christians respond to Muslims in modern America -- Maturing evangelical missions and war in the Middle East -- American Christians and Islam after September 11, 2001
Control code
on1041857155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186191
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3979kt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041857155
Label
American Christians and Islam : evangelical culture and Muslims from the colonial period to the age of terrorism, Thomas S. Kidd
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early American Christians and Islam -- The Barbary wars, the last days, and Islam in early national America -- Foreign missions to Muslims in nineteenth-century America -- Samuel Zwemer, World War I, and "the evangelization of the Moslem world in this generation" -- The new missionary overture to Muslims and the Arab-Israeli crisis -- Christians respond to Muslims in modern America -- Maturing evangelical missions and war in the Middle East -- American Christians and Islam after September 11, 2001
Control code
on1041857155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186191
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3979kt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041857155

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