Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt

Conflict and Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt

by Peter Makari
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815631448

ISBN-13: 9780815631446

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Egypt is considered the intellectual birthplace of the modern Islamic movements, and is a center of Islamic thought and culture. It is also home to one of the oldest Christian populations in the world. While conflict between these two communities is often the focus of media attention in the region, important efforts to advocate for and support positive

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Egypt is considered the intellectual birthplace of the modern Islamic movements, and is a center of Islamic thought and culture. It is also home to one of the oldest Christian populations in the world. While conflict between these two communities is often the focus of media attention in the region, important efforts to advocate for and support positive inter-communal relations are finding a degree of success.

In this book, Peter Makari considers the role of governmental and non-governmental actors in conflict resolution and the promotion of positive Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt. He maintains that, prevailing opinions notwithstanding, the last quarter-century has witnessed a high level of inter-religious cooperation and tolerance. Relying heavily on Arabic sources, Makari examines the rhetoric and actions of official governmental and religious institutions. Combining empirical research with an informed theoretical perspective, this work offers a perspective seldom available to the English reader on questions of tolerance, citizenship, and civil society in this part of the Arab world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815631446
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.90(d)

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