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Diatribe, Discourse and Dialogue: Reflections on Jesus in the History of Christian-Muslim Encounters

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChristianity and Religious Plurality
EditorsCharlotte Methuen, Andrew Spicer, John Wolffe Wolffe
PublisherBoydell and Brewer
Pages435-454
ISBN (Print)9780954681036
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Church History
Number51

Abstract

This, the fifty-first volume of Studies in Church History, takes as its theme 'Christianity and Religious Plurality'. The focus is on exploring the practical experience of Christians, who have often existed in a world of manifold belief systems and religious practices. Under the Presidency of Professor John Wolffe, the summer conference and winter volume brought together a fascinating series of lectures and communications, a selection of which are collected in this peer-reviewed volume. Three main areas of engagement emerge: contexts where Christianity was a minority faith, whether in the earliest years of the church, in the Mongol empire of the thirteenth century or under Ottoman rule in the fifteenth, or in contemporary Iraq, Egypt and Indonesia; responses to religious minorities in predominantly Christian societies, such as early-modern Malta or nineteenth- and twentieth-century London; and finally, Christian encounters with other religions in situations where no single tradition was obviously dominant. Offering an unusual perspective on Christian encounters with other faiths, this volume will appeal to students of religious studies and those interested in the cultural contexts in which Christianity has existed - and indeed continues to exist.

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