Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam by Christian W. Troll, C.T.R. Hewer

By Christian W. Troll, C.T.R. Hewer

This ebook captures the autobiographical reflections of twenty-eight Christians who have been among those that, within the wake of the second one Vatican Council (1962-65) and projects of the realm Council of church buildings, devoted their lives to the research of Islam and to sensible Christian-Muslim kinfolk in new and irenic methods. They checklist what drew them into the research of Islam, how their careers built, what sustained them during this paintings and salient milestones alongside the way in which. those women and men come from a dozen nationalities and around the spectrum of the Western Church. Their money owed take us to 25 nations and into all of the branches of Islamic experiences: Qur'an, Hadith, Shari'a, Sufism, philology, theology and philosophy. they vary in age from late-forties to late-nineties and so have a wealth of expertise to proportion. they provide attention-grabbing insights into own encounters with Islam and Muslims, converse of the ways that their Christian traditions of non secular education shaped and nourished them, and care for many of the misunderstandings and competition that they have got confronted alongside the best way. In an analytical end, the editors draw out issues and tips in the direction of destiny advancements. one of these constellation has no longer existed earlier than and won't be obvious back for a minimum of part a century. Theirs is a distinct iteration and this is often their thought of contribution to the nation of Christian-Muslim engagement at the present time.

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John of Damascus (c. 700–c. ”5 Emperor Manuel Paleologus (d. ” 1. H. von Sicard, Ngoma lungundu, eine afrikanische Bundelade. Studia Ethnographica Upsaliensia, vol. 5 (Uppsala; Almqvist and Wiksell, 1952); Ngano dze Cikaranga/Karanga Märchen. Studia Ethnographica Upsaliensia vol. 23 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksell, 1965). 2. M. Wilson, Reaction to conquest (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1936); M. Wilson, Ritual of kinship among the Nyakyusa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1956). 3. H. Ringgren, Studies in Arabian Fatalism (Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, 1955); The faith of the psalmists (London: SCM Press, 1963).

F. A. Klein, The Religion of Islam (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. , 1906). ” As the Psalmist says, “The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth” (Ps. 145:18). Then there were the years of fellowship and cooperation with Sayyid Akhtar Rizvi (1927–2002) of the Ithna Ashari Community in Arusha and later as he built up the Bilal Mission in Dar-es-Salaam. Here was once again a person deeply God-conscious with whom it was possible to share common spiritual experiences and insights.

93). 9. L. Pruvost, Femmes d’Algérie. Société, famille et citoyenneté (Algeria: Casbah Editions, 2002). indd 37 7/27/2012 3:18:38 PM 38 Lucie Pruvost In his eyes, I, as a Christian, was condemned to everlasting fire (al-nar), or hell, as he told me one day. ” The Word of God (Kalimat-Ullah) could not be Son since it is “created,” a status shared with the Spirit of Holiness (Ruh al-quddus). 10 The strict monotheism professed by the Prophet of Islam explains his horror at all polytheism or “associationism” (shirk, mushrik), a horror probably inspired by the Christian deviations and heresies he came across during his travels with the caravans, or the sight of the pre-Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca with its Ka'ba and its many idols.

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