Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace

Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace


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Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace by Roger Boase

Mostly British and American scholars of religion—though other countries and disciplines are represented as well—strive to promote mutual understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and to demonstrate that there is no contradiction between Islam and the concept of religious pluralism. They define the issue of pluralism; ask whether relations between Islam and the West are a clash or a dialogue; and present Jewish, Christian, and Muslim responses to religious diversity. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409403449
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roger Boase is an Honorary Research Fellow at Queen Mary College, University of London, and was a Professor at the University of Fez. He has been involved in interfaith discussions for many years. His publications include The Origin and Meaning of Courtly Love (1977), The Troubadour Revival (1978), 'The Muslim Expulsion from Spain', History Today (April 2002), and, with Aisha Ahmad, Pashtun Tales from the Pakistan-Afghan Frontier (2003).

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal; Preface; Introduction. Part 1 Defining the Issue: Religious pluralism and the heritage of the enlightenment, John Bowden; Is our God listening? Exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism, Diana L. Eck; A Muslim's non-reductive religious pluralism, Muhammad Legenhausen. Part 2 Islam and the West: Clash or Dialogue?: Islam and the West: clash of civilisations?, Francis Robinson; Of Saints and Sufis in the Near East: past and present?, William Dalrymple; Islam and the West: clash or dialogue of civilisations?, Akbar S. Ahmed; The 'clash of civilisations'?: sense and nonsense, Fred Halliday; The dignity of difference: avoiding the clash of civilisations, Jonathan Sacks; Conservative ecumenism: politically incorrect meditations on Islam and the West, Antony T. Sullivan; From clashing civilisations to a common vision, Robert Dickson Crane; The orphans of modernity and the clash of civilisations, Khaled Abou El Fadl. Part 3 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Responses to Religious Diversity: September 11: the case against us all, Tony Bayfield; Towards a Jewish theology of trilateral dialogue, Norman Solomon; Christians and people of other faiths, Marcus Braybrooke; Mystery and plural faiths: religious diversity as expression of the quest for a Deus Absconditus, Frank Julian Gelli; Religious pluralism and Islam in a polarised world, Murad Wilfried Hofmann; Ecumenical Islam: a Muslim response to religious pluralism, Roger Boase; The challenge of pluralism and the middle way of Islam, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas; The Qur'an and religious pluralism, Mahmoud M. Ayoub. Postscript: The failure of war, Wendell Berry. Bibliography; Index.

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