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The church in the shadow of the mosque : Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam

Author: Sidney Harrison Griffith
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2010, ©2008.
Series: Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world.
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Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--And the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities--a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped under Muslim rule. Just who were the Christians in the Arabic-speaking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
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Griffith, Sidney H.
Church in the Shadow of the Mosque : Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Harrison Griffith
ISBN: 9781400834020 1400834023
OCLC Number: 698590808
Awards: Winner of American Society of Church History Albert C. Outler Prize 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; PREFACE; Introduction; "People of the Gospel," "People of the Book": Christians and Christianity in the World of Islam; Apocalypse and the Arabs: The First Christian Responses to the Challenge of Islam; Christian Theology in Arabic: A New Development in Church Life; The Shape of Christian Theology in Arabic: The Genres and Strategies of Christian Discourse in the World of Islam; Christian Philosophy in Baghdad and Beyond: A Major Partner in the Development of Classical Islamic Intellectual Culture. What Has Baghdad to Do with Constantinople or Rome?: Oriental Christian Self-Definition in the World of IslamBetween the Crescent and the Cross: Convivencia, the Clash of Theologies, and Interreligious Dialogue; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world.
Responsibility: Sidney H. Griffith.

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