Terence Lovat,Robert Crotty's Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism: Islam’s Special PDF

By Terence Lovat,Robert Crotty

ISBN-10: 3319155474

ISBN-13: 9783319155470

this present day, whilst so-called Islamic radicalism, terrorism and Jihadism occupy significant media house, with Islam usually depicted because the major perpetrator, the ebook makes an attempt a journey de strength. It proposes that Islam is as a lot sufferer as perpetrator within the heritage that has ended in the present hostility. this is why the typical claims of either mainstream and radical Islam that Islam represents the excessive aspect of the Abrahamic culture, and hence a purification of Judaism and Christianity, were mostly missed, misunderstood or blatantly rejected through those faiths and for that reason by way of ‘the West’ in most cases. This rejection has successfully rendered Islam because the terrible cousin, if no longer the illegitimate sibling, of the culture. In flip, this has created long term resentment and hostility inside Islam in addition to robbed the ‘Judaeo-Christian West’ of a wealthy, inter-faith realizing of the broader Abrahamic culture. The ebook explores those claims via textual, ancient and theological analyses, providing that lots of them get up larger to serious scrutiny than has been normally stated. It additional proposes that seeing Islam during this method has strength to re-awaken its self-understanding as a pace-setter of accord one of the Abrahamic faiths, of the type that characterised the period of Convivencia while, in medieval Spain, Islam developed and contributed to complex civilizations characterised via rather harmonious co-existence among Muslims, Christians and Jews. The publication makes a speciality of the function extra revered and self-confident Islam might play in forging superior inter-faith kinfolk in an international that desperately wishes them because it struggles to appreciate and care for glossy and especially vicious types of radical Islamism.

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