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Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam
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Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Christian W. Troll and C.T.R. Hewer

Abstract

This book captures the autobiographical reflections of twenty-eight Christians who were amongst those who, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and initiatives of the World Council of Churches, committed their lives to the study of Islam and to practical Christian-Muslim relations in new and irenic ways. They record what drew them into the study of Islam, how their careers developed, what sustained them in this work and salient milestones along the way. These men and women come from a dozen nationalities and across the spectrum of the Western Church. Their accounts take us to tw ... More

Keywords: Second Vatican Council, World Council of Churches, Christian-Muslim, Islam, Qur'an, Shari'a, Sufism, Theology, Islamic studies, Spiritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243198
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian W. Troll, editor
St. Georgen Graduate School of Theology and Philosophy, Frankfurt am Main

C.T.R. Hewer, editor

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Introduction

Christian W. Troll and C. T. R. Hewer

The Tents of Kedar

Kenneth Cragg

Following a Path of Dialogue

Maurice Borrmans

God-Consciousness

Sigvard von Sicard

A Man of Dialogue

Christiaan van Nispen tot Sevenaer

A Boy from God's Country

Andreas D'Souza

An Engagement with Islam

Christopher Lamb

Grace Builds on Nature

C. T. R. Hewer

A Lenten Journey

Daniel Madigan

Journeying toward God

Joseph Ellul

So What Have We Learned?

Christian W. Troll and C. T. R. Hewer

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