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The Resource The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam, Sidney H. Griffith

The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam, Sidney H. Griffith

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The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam
Title
The church in the shadow of the mosque
Title remainder
Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam
Statement of responsibility
Sidney H. Griffith
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--And the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities-a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped under Muslim rule. Just who were the Christians in the Arabic-speaking milieu of Mohammed and the Qur'an? The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque is the first book-length discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world. Sidney Griffith offers an engaging overview of their initial reactions to the religious challenges they faced, the development of a new mode of presenting Christian doctrine as liturgical texts in their own languages gave way to Arabic, the Christian role in the philosophical life of early Baghdad, and the maturing of distinctive Oriental Christian denominations in this context. Offering a fuller understanding of the rise of Islam in its early years from the perspective of contemporary non-Muslims, this book reminds us that there is much to learn from the works of people who seriously engaged Muslims in their own world so long ago
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Cataloging source
ACLSE
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Griffith, Sidney Harrison
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
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  • Arab countries
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Christianity and culture
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Arab countries
Label
The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam, Sidney H. Griffith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: People of the Gospel, People of the Book: Christians and Christianity in the world of Islam -- 2: Apocalypse and the Arabs: the first Christian responses to the challenge of Islam -- 3: Christian theology in Arabic: a new development in church life -- 4: Shape of Christian theology in Arabic: the genres and strategies of Christian discourse in the world of Islam -- 5: Christian philosophy in Baghdad and beyond: a major partner in the development of classical Islamic intellectual culture -- 6: What has Baghdad to do with Constantinople or Rome?: Oriental Christian self-definition in the world of Islam -- 7: Between the Crescent and the Cross: Convivencia, the clash of theologies, and interreligious dialogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn857143643
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834020
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/cttx4nm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857143643
Label
The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam, Sidney H. Griffith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: People of the Gospel, People of the Book: Christians and Christianity in the world of Islam -- 2: Apocalypse and the Arabs: the first Christian responses to the challenge of Islam -- 3: Christian theology in Arabic: a new development in church life -- 4: Shape of Christian theology in Arabic: the genres and strategies of Christian discourse in the world of Islam -- 5: Christian philosophy in Baghdad and beyond: a major partner in the development of classical Islamic intellectual culture -- 6: What has Baghdad to do with Constantinople or Rome?: Oriental Christian self-definition in the world of Islam -- 7: Between the Crescent and the Cross: Convivencia, the clash of theologies, and interreligious dialogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn857143643
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834020
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/cttx4nm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857143643

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