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Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam$
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Christian W. Troll and C.T.R. Hewer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823243198

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.001.0001

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A Dominican Friar in a Land of Immigration and in a Land of Islam

A Dominican Friar in a Land of Immigration and in a Land of Islam

(p.211) A Dominican Friar in a Land of Immigration and in a Land of Islam
Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Emilio Platti

Fordham University Press

The “1968-vintage” Dominican, Platti, stands on two feet. One firmly rooted in his native Belgium with the University of Leuven (Louvain), a commitment to working with young people, supporting immigrants and promoting Christian-Muslim dialogue, and the other in Cairo at IDEO inspired by the pioneers Anawati and Jacques Jomier. He did manuscript research on the Arab Christian author Yahya ibn Adi, one of those who contributed to translating Greek wisdom into Arabic in Baghdad, thus promoting an intellectual meeting place between both traditions. The massive contribution of the Dominicans of IDEO is highlighted: in language, culture, literature, theology, philosophy and spirituality. After the assassination of President Sadat in 1981, a new tendency towards militant political Islam was seen to arise in which the author identified Mawdudi as a seminal thinker. In the present century, this has been surpassed by the al-Qa’ida tendency, on the one hand, and rebutted by a reformist tendency, on the other.

Keywords:   Dominican, Platti, Belgium, Louvain, Christian-Muslim, IDEO, Jomier, Yahya ibn Adi, Mawdudi

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