Islam, Christianity and the West A Troubled History

ISBN-10: 1570754071

ISBN-13: 9781570754074

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rollin Armour

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Beginning with Muhammad and his historical and cultural context, this text recounts the tale of the 13 century long encounter of Western and Islamic civilizations.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Maps
Prologue
Preface
Introduction
Muhammad and the Establishment of Islam
The Revelations and Early Years in Mecca
Muhammad's Move to Medina
Reclaiming Mecca
In Praise of Muhammad
Islam, the Religious System
Conclusion
The Spread of Islam
The Question of War
The Caliphate
Islamic Civilization
The Mediterranean
Invasions: Turks and Mongols
Conclusion
The First Christian Responses to Islam
Early Criticism of the Islamic Religion
The View from the West
History, Eschatology, and Martyrdom: The Martyrs of Cordoba
Islam in the Eyes of the Medieval West: A "Deformed Image"
The Case against Muhammad
Islamic Practices
Positive Words on Islam
The Western Counteroffensive: The Reconquest of Spain and the Crusades to the Holy Land
The Recovery of Spain and Portugal
The Call for Crusade against the Holy Land
Factors behind the Crusades
The Significance of the Sermon
The Nature of Crusade
The Response to the Call
A Calamitous Beginning
The First Crusade
The Second and Third Crusades
Other Crusades
Results of the Crusades
Translating Islam: Peter the Venerable and the Spanish Connection
Christian Attempts to Convert Muslims: Peaceful Missions and Conversion by Force
The Mendicant Orders: Franciscans and Dominicans
Conversion by Force of Arms
Bridges from Christendom to Islam: Examples of Cooperation
The Philosophers and Islam
A Convert from Judaism
Thomas Aquinas
Sicily and Southern Italy: Cooperation and Forced Conversion
The Renaissance: Thoughts of Rapprochement and Dialogue
John of Segovia
Nicholas of Cusa
The Words of a Pope: Pius II
Theodore Bibliander
Conclusion
The Turks as a Sign of the End of the Age: Luther and de Susannis
Martin Luther
The Traditional Catholic View: Marquardus de Susannis and the De Iudaeis
The Sea Explorers and Western Colonialism: Europe Outflanks and Overpowers the Islamic World
Christopher Columbus
The Portuguese Navigators
A Shift in Power
Western Imperialism: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Napoleon and the First Signs of Imperialism
Colonialism and Islam
Results of Western Colonialism
Modern Views of Islam: From Rejection to Acceptance
The Study of Arabic
Early Writers from the Enlightenment
Theological Views: Positive Elements in Islam
Theological Views: The Negative Side
Romanticism: The Middle East as Exotic
The Academic Study of Islam
Interreligious Dialogue
Is the Qur'an the Word of God?
From the Muslim Side
Zionism and the Establishment of the State of Israel
The Beginnings of Zionism
British Support for Zionism
British Power Interests and Israel
The Balfour Declaration
Palestinian Arabs
Early Settlers
The Failure of Attempts to Extricate Jews
The Creation of the State of Israel
The Nature of the Conflict
Summary
An Overview of Islam and the West Today
A Resurgent Islam
Problems between the West and the Islamic World
The West
Other Problem Areas
Islam in the West
Conclusion: The Place of Religion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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