Jack Tannous, 2018, The Making of the Medieval Middle East: religion, society and simple believers

Jack Tannous, 2018, The Making of the Medieval Middle East: religion, society and simple believers

Rather than focussing on debates about doctrine between elite theologians, Tannous instead explores the beliefs of what he terms ‘simple believers’.  The author argues that relatively few people would have had the opportunity to become theologically literate. They worked out their lives of faith primarily through attachments to the rites and symbols of their community.  Nevertheless Dr Martin Whittingham argues that it does not follow that what a faith teaches is without importance.

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Akhtar, Shabbir, 2018, The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Akhtar, Shabbir, 2018, The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Prof Hugh Goddard believes that this is the first time a Muslim has written a serious academic work on one of Paul’s epistles in the New Testament and expresses the hope that it might be the precursor to an eventual fuller volume entitled The Muslim Annotated New Testament.

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Abou El Fadl, Khaled, 2014, Reasoning With God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

Abou El Fadl, Khaled, 2014, Reasoning With God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

Dr Philip Lewis believes that this is arguably, the most important work of constructive Islamic theology, ethics and law to have been penned by a western-based Muslim scholar in a generation. This review provides a detailed overview of the work including many quotes from El Fadl’s work.

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Kaemingk, Matthew, 2018, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

Kaemingk, Matthew, 2018, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

In this helpful and timely book, Matthew Kaemingk responds to the questions raised by increased Muslim immigration in Europe and North America and tackles the problem of polarised political responses, proposing a radical “Christian pluralism” similar to that developed by Dutch theologian and politician Abraham Kuyper.

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Ratliff, Walter, 2011, Christians and Muslims at the Epicenter: how the Sept. 11th attacks shook and transformed American Evangelicalism

Ratliff, Walter, 2011, Christians and Muslims at the Epicenter: how the Sept. 11th attacks shook and transformed American Evangelicalism

This helpful, well-researched book examines the responses of American evangelical Christians to Islam and Muslims both before and after the traumatic events of 11thSeptember 2001.

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Siddiqui, Mona, 2013, Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Siddiqui, Mona, 2013, Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Drawing on both Muslims and Christian sources this book explores the history of the debate between Christians and Muslims over the person of Jesus, discusses why Muslims cannot entertain the idea of incarnation, and reflects on the Qur’anic denial of the crucifixion.

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Bowen, Inness, 2014, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent

Bowen, Inness, 2014, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent

This book, of which no equivalent volume yet exists, is a definitive guide to the ideological differences, organisational structures and international links of the main Islamic groups active in Britain today.

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