By David Thomas
This paintings covers features of Christian existence in and round Baghdad within the early centuries of 'Abbasid rule. It explores either wide issues, akin to where of monasteries in Muslim cultural lifestyles, accusations of Islam as crypto-adolatry, and Muslim responses to Christian apologetic arguments.
Read Online or Download Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule: Church Life and Scholarship in 'Abbasid Iraq (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1) (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1) PDF
Similar comparative religion books
The time period 'inter-faith' is a contemporary innovation in English that has won major traction within the dialogue of spiritual variety. This quantity argues that the idea that of faiths within the plural is deeply troublesome for Christian theology and proposes a Hegelian substitute to the traditional bureaucratic concept of inter-faith discussion.
This is often the 1st survey of non secular ideals within the British Isles from the Stone Age to the arrival of Christianity. Hutton attracts upon a wealth of recent facts to bare a few very important rethinking approximately Christianization and the decline of paganism.
For many of the 20 th century, the main severe issues of nationwide defense were stability of energy politics and the worldwide palms race. The assaults of September eleven, 2001 and the reasons in the back of them, in spite of the fact that, call for a thorough holiday with this custom. If the U.S. is to be triumphant in its long term contest with extremist Islam, it'll need to re-evaluate previous assumptions, extend the scope of its pondering to incorporate faith and different "irrational" elements, and be prepared to leave from prior perform.
In this groundbreaking research, Anthony B. Pinn demanding situations the lengthy held assumption that African American theology is simply theist, arguing that this assumption has stunted African American theological discourse and excluded a swiftly growing to be section of the African American inhabitants - non-theists. Rejecting the belief of theism because the African American orientation, Pinn poses a very important query: what's a non-theistic theology?
The finish of God-Talk outlines the 1st systematic African American non-theistic theology. Pinn bargains a brand new middle for theological inquiry, grounded in a extra medical concept of the human than the imago Dei rules that dominates African American theistic theologies. He proposes a flip to Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Walker to be able to impact a feeling of moral behavior in step with African American non-theistic humanism. the tip of God-Talk ends with an exploration of the spiritual importance of standard areas and actions as settings for humanist theological engagement.
Through a flip to embodied human existence because the right area and content material of theologizing, Pinn opens up a brand new theological direction with very important implications for ongoing paintings in African American spiritual experiences.
- Occidental Eschatology
- Interreligious Learning: Dialogue, Spirituality and the Christian Imagination
- Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts
- Experience of the Sacred: Readings in the Phenomenology of Religion
Extra info for Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule: Church Life and Scholarship in 'Abbasid Iraq (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1) (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1)
Moshe Perlmann, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1967, pp. 98–101; Ibn Kammùna’s Examination of the Three Faiths. A ThirteenthCentury Essay in the Comparative Study of Religion, trans. and ann. Moshe Perlmann, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1971, pp. 143–9. 48 Another way in which Christians tried to reply to that claim was by arguing that many people converted to Islam for other reasons than belief in the truth of its message, as for example in the fragment of Dionysius Bar Íalìbì above. 49 See Gerrit Reinink, ‘The Beginnings of Syriac Apologetic Literature in Response to Islam’, Oriens Christianus 77, 1993, pp.
45 Al-Nu'màn ibn al-Mundhir used to visit Dayr al-Lujj not only for religious feasts but to be healed of his (unspeciﬁed) illness. 46 Another miraculous power associated with certain monasteries was to fulﬁl requests made by those who vowed something in return. The identikit picture of monasteries as it is derived from various sources which treat diyàràt undoubtedly reﬂects the attitude of many mediaeval Muslims towards these institutions. But it is far from accounting for all the material included in al-Shàbushtì’s work on the subject.
390–1. Sometimes this service of monasteries was abused; a visitor to Dayr Óizqiyàl found graﬃti in prose and poetry by a man complaining of being separated from his beloved and imprisoned. When he enquired about them, he was told that the unhappy lover had been consigned to the monastery by his uncle, the father of his beloved. Fortunately the uncle died quite soon, the relatives released the young man and he could marry his cousin (Ibn Fa∂lallàh, Masàlik al-abßàr, pp. 270–1; Yàqùt, Mu'jam al-buldàn, vol.
Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule: Church Life and Scholarship in 'Abbasid Iraq (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1) (History of Christian-Muslim Relations, 1) by David Thomas