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This book analyzes Christian presentations of Christ for Muslims in the most creative period of Christian-Muslim dialogue, the first half of the ninth and the second half of the twentieth century. In these two historical moments, Christians made a serious effort to present their faith in Christ in terms that take into account Muslim perceptions of him, with a view to bridging the gap between Muslim and Christian convictions produced by Muslim rejection of Christ's divine sonship and the death of Christ by crucifixion. A comparative study is made of the contributions of three apologists from the early ninth century--Abu Qurra, Abu Ra'ita, and 'Ammar al-Basri--and three twentieth-century apologists--Kenneth Cragg, John Hick and Hans Kung--in order to seek a model for dialogue on Christology between Christians and Muslims in the twenty-first century.

Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of

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  • Beaumont, Mark

    • Series: Regnum Studies in Mission
    • Paperback: 260 pages
    • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (September 1, 2011)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9781610975933
    • ISBN-13: 978-1610975933
    • ASIN: 1610975936
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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