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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 Pilgrimage Amongst the Treasures of Islamic Traditions

A Pilgrimage Amongst the Treasures of Islamic Traditions

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(p.63) A Pilgrimage Amongst the Treasures of Islamic Traditions
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Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam
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Arij Roest Crollius

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.003.0008

After studies in his native Netherlands, the Lebanon and Egypt, the Jesuit, Roest Crollius, moved to Rome where he was based for forty years, mainly at the Gregorian University. From here he became a world traveller to articulate and promote inter-faith and intercultural studies and advise his manifold superiors. Three elements of Christian-Muslim relations are discussed: institutionalised dialogue, research and teaching, and the study of Sufism, with particular attention to Ibn al-Farid, Ahmed Ghazali and Dara Shikoh. During decades spent in pursuit of this work, two further important initiatives are covered: the development of Jewish studies in Rome and the growth of Christian communities in the local culture of the people, for which the term inculturation was coined and defended.

Keywords:   Netherlands, Jesuit, Roest Crollius, Gregorian University, Christian-Muslim, Sufism, Ibn al-Farid, Ahmed Ghazali, Dara Shikoh, Inculturation

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