21 November 2016

Religious Studies contributes to "Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History"

Prof. Martha Frederiks (Study of World Christianity), Dr Umr Ryad (Islamic Studies) and Prof. Karel Steenbrink (Islam and Christianity) contributed to the latest publication of Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History.

History of Christian-Muslim Relations

Christians and Muslims have been involved in exchanges over matters of faith and morality since the founding of Islam. Attitudes between the faiths today are deeply coloured by the legacy of past encounters, and often preserve centuries-old negative views.

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. presents the surviving record of past encounters in a variety of forms: authoritative, text editions and annotated translations, studies of authors and their works and collections of essays on particular themes and historical periods. It illustrates the development in mutual perceptions as these are contained in surviving Christian and Muslim writings, and makes available the arguments and rhetorical strategies that, for good or for ill, have left their mark on attitudes today. By making this history better known, the series seeks to contribute to improved recognition between Christians and Muslims in the future.