Islam Christianity and Tradition A Comparative Exploration

Islam  Christianity and Tradition  A Comparative Exploration

It operates generally within the sphere of comparative religion and is, specifically,
a comparative exploration of the role of tradition/Tradition within two distinct faiths
, Islam and Christianity. Specific leitmotivs include the roles of authority, ...

Author: Ian Richard Netton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630257

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The idea of 'tradition' has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and Christianity, but both have cleaved at certain times to a supposedly 'golden age' of tradition from the past. The author suggests there has been a chain of thinkers from classical Islam to the twentieth century who share a common interest in ijtihad (or independent thinking). Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a focus for contrast and comparison, the author highlights the seemingly paradoxical harmony between tradition and itjihad in Islam.The author draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources including contemporary newspaper and journal
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Christianity Islam and Orisa Religion

Christianity  Islam  and Orisa Religion

Powerfully communicating an unparalleled understanding of religious conversion, education, progress, modernity, new movements in Christianity and Islam, religious co-existence and violence, this great book restores value and merit both to ...

Author: J.D.Y. Peel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520285859

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own orisa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the orisa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions.
Categories: Religion

Syncretism and Christian Tradition

Syncretism and Christian Tradition

He strictly contrasts absorption with syncretism, because such absorption is “
inherent in the historical texture of human life” as centuries- long religious
traditions like Christianity and Islam encounter other traditions like Neoplatonism.
59 His ...

Author: Ross Kane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197532195

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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"Studying the history of syncretism's use indicates wider interpretative problems in religious studies and theology regarding race and revelation. It also indicates the importance of seeing "tradition" as adaptive and amalgamating rather than static. In theology and religious studies alike, discourses of syncretism are positioned within racialized perceptions which construct a center and periphery based upon white European knowledge. In Christian theology more specifically, syncretism's use also shows ways that theologians try to protect the category of divine revelation from human interference, leading to interpretative problems that sidestep material history"--
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Things that Make for Peace

Things that Make for Peace

In a world that increasingly sees religion as a source of violence, this book explores resources from within religious traditions that might help build peace.

Author: Anthony Rees

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498591652

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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In a world that increasingly sees religion as a source of violence, this book explores resources from within religious traditions that might help build peace. Drawing from the rich textual histories of Christianity and Islam, the contributors mine their faith traditions for ways of thinking and ways of being that help shift perceptions about religion, and actively contribute to the growth of peace in our troubled times. Not content with retreat into religious exclusivism, these essays are an act of sharing something held dear. In sharing, the thing offered no longer remains the possession of the one who offers, and so these essays are an act of vulnerability and trust-building. In sharing precious things together, in giving and receiving, peace becomes not only a matter of dialogue, but also shared commitments to ways of being.
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Women s Studies of the Christian and Islamic Traditions

Women   s Studies of the Christian and Islamic Traditions

In this collection of articles, Kari Elisabeth Børresen and Kari Vogt point out the convergence of androcentric gender models in the Christian and Islamic traditions.

Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401116640

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

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In this collection of articles, Kari Elisabeth Børresen and Kari Vogt point out the convergence of androcentric gender models in the Christian and Islamic traditions. They provide extensive surveys of recent research in women's studies, with bio-socio-cultural genderedness as their main analytical category. Matristic writers from late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are analysed in terms of a female God language, reshaping traditional theology. The persisting androcentrism of 20th-century Christianity and Islam, as displayed in institutional documents promoting women's specific functions, is critically exposed. This volume presents a pioneering investigation of correlated Christian and Islamic gender models which has hitherto remained uncompared by women's studies in religion. This work will serve scholars and students in the humanistic disciplines of theology, religious studies, Islamic studies, history of ideas, Medieval philosophy and women's history.
Categories: Philosophy

Islam Christianity and the West

Islam  Christianity  and the West

In both cases , Christian and Muslim , such material was somewhat on the margin
of the main tradition , but it was known ... and traditions had become common in
Muslim tradition , and they were certain to draw the fire of Christian scholars .

Author: Rollin Stely Armour

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054148674

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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One of a number of "9/11" volumes that appeared last year, Rollin Armour's book has been nearly a decade in the making. He takes the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and its final destruction in 2001 as historical "bookends" for the material covered. His stated goal is to contribute to better mutual under standing between the West and the Islamic world.
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Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 November 2004 108 2 Joint Committee Print S Prt 108 59

Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004  November 2004  108 2 Joint Committee Print  S  Prt  108 59

The country has a long tradition of amicable and tolerant coexistence between
the Muslim majority and Christian ... certain families , other religious faiths , such
as Christianity or a traditional indigenous religion , are practiced alongside Islam
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050393714

Category: Freedom of religion

Page:

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Categories: Freedom of religion

Charity in Jewish Christian and Islamic Traditions

Charity in Jewish  Christian  and Islamic Traditions

This collection compares and contrasts the historical practice of charity among the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Author: Julia R. Lieberman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498560863

Category: History

Page: 274

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This collection compares and contrasts the historical practice of charity among the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The international group of contributors analyzes such topics as virtue, poverty, wealth, and justifications for charity with an aim toward intercultural understanding.
Categories: History

Annual Report International Religious Freedom

Annual Report  International Religious Freedom

The country has a long tradition of amicable and tolerant coexistence between
the Muslim majority and Christian ... certain families , other religious faiths , such
as Christianity or a traditional indigenous religion , are practiced alongside Islam
.

Author: United States. Department of State

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000056545791

Category: Freedom of religion

Page:

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Categories: Freedom of religion

Islam , Christianity and Traditional African Society : The Crucial Issues of
Polygamy and Circumcision The fact that the tribes of East Africa are matrilineal
is a challenge to both the Christian and Islamic legal systems which are foreign to
African ...

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ISBN: IND:30000108259650

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How Muhammad Stole the Judeo Christian Tradition

How Muhammad Stole the Judeo Christian Tradition

Dr. Michael Muluk had the same questions. Born Fatih Hamza al-Muluk, the author of this book is an Ex-Muslim turned Evangelical Christian, who has studied and lived Islam for most of his life.

Author: Michael Muluk

Publisher:

ISBN: 1983002704

Category:

Page: 310

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--the three Abrahamic religions. Everybody agrees that these three world religions share a common root. Even Jews, Christians, and Muslims themselves seem to confirm that their faiths share the same traditions, protagonists, and most importantly, a common monotheistic core. Even King Abdullah of Jordan said in an interview with CNN that he believed in Jesus Christ as the Messiah and His Holy Virgin Mother. If we believe in people like King Abdullah, Islam shouldn't be very much different to the Judeo-Christian Tradition. But why do we have to deal with the reality that Islam has been at war with the Jews and the Christians for the last 1400 years? Why do most Muslim countries persecute their Christian minorities? Why do we see a global resurgence of the spirit of Jihad? Why do even Muslims in moderate Muslim majority countries such as Indonesia call for the reestablishment of the Islamic Caliphate and the death of Jews and Christians? Are we missing something? Here's a crazy thought: What if Islam is actually not an Abrahamic religion at all? What if Islam has nothing to do with its Judeo-Christian predecessors, and all of its ties to Abraham and the God of the Bible are just lies made up by Muhammad? Dr. Michael Muluk had the same questions. Born Fatih Hamza al-Muluk, the author of this book is an Ex-Muslim turned Evangelical Christian, who has studied and lived Islam for most of his life. Being a combat veteran and a security consultant, he had the chance to intimately know both moderate Muslims and also Caliphate supporters in Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and South-East Asia. His answers on Islam, leaving Islam, and terrorism on the popular Q&A platform Quora have been read more than one million times, and he is currently doing consultancy work for several governments in their fight against terrorism. Be aware that this book is not a scholarly research paper written from the safety of a university's library by secular scholars who have never even met a radical Muslim in their lives. This is a book written by a man who has seen and lived the good, the bad, and the ugly of his faith. A man who decided that it was worth to leave Islam, even risking his own life and that of his family in the process. Islam will become the religion with the most followers by the year 2060. What does that mean for our children? How will Islam affect their lives? If you love the fruits of the Judeo-Christian Tradition--freedom, solidarity, human rights, and democracy--you just can't afford to stay ignorant of what Islam truly represents. So, let's take a look at how Muhammad stole the Judeo-Christian Tradition.
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Human Rights and the World s Major Religions The Islamic tradition

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions  The Islamic tradition

... TRADITION by Peter J . Haas Volume 2 THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION by
William H . Brackney Volume 5 THE ISLAMIC ... TRADITION by Robert E . Florida
Covering a wide span of history , this set includes volumes on Islam , Christianity
 ...

Author: Peter Jerome Haas

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 0313313180

Category: Human rights

Page: 400

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Covering the world's major religions, these five volumes together provide a comprehensive examination of the way these faiths view human rights, from ancient times to the present.
Categories: Human rights

THE LIFE OF MAHOMET AND HISTORY OF ISLAM

THE LIFE OF MAHOMET AND HISTORY OF ISLAM

des Coran über den stifter der Christlichen Religion aus der Tradition zu erklären
. ... There is not the slightest ground for believing that either at Mecca or Medîna
there existed elements of Christian tradition from which could have been framed
 ...

Author: Sir William Muir

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112039966947

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The Prayer Book for Muslims

The Prayer Book for Muslims

After rejecting the view that the Holy Prophet had access to Christian Scriptures
or that there was sufficient Christian tradition in Arabia to furnish material , for the
Holy Quran Muir expresses his own opinion on the subject in the following words
 ...

Author: Hamid Snow

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89005849161

Category: Islam

Page: 32

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Categories: Islam

Towards a Jewish Christian Muslim Theology

Towards a Jewish Christian Muslim Theology

Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work.

Author: David B. Burrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444395792

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work. Explores the development of the three Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly showing the way in which they have struggled with similar issues over the centuries Shows how the approach of each tradition can be used comparatively by the other traditions to illuminate and develop their own thinking Written by a renowned writer in philosophical theology, widely acclaimed for his comparative thinking on Jewish and Islamic theology A very timely book which moves forward the discussion at a period of intense inter-religious dialogue
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Religion is Not about God

Religion is Not about God

In a study of religious and spiritual tradition, the author of Ayythia and By the Grace of Guile contends that religion is a series of strategies to influence human nature so that people may think, feel, and act in ways that are good for ...

Author: Loyal D. Rue

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535111

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 704

In a study of religious and spiritual tradition, the author of Ayythia and By the Grace of Guile contends that religion is a series of strategies to influence human nature so that people may think, feel, and act in ways that are good for them, both individually and collectively.
Categories: Social Science

African Religions Philosophy

African Religions   Philosophy

Most of this experience takes place within the world religions, thus: from to
Christianity Islam, Baha'ism, Judaism Islam ... But more often it is between
Christianity and traditional religions, Christianity and Islam, and Islam and
traditional ...

Author: John S. Mbiti

Publisher: London ; Ibadan [etc.] : Heinemann

ISBN: IND:30000003146952

Category: Africa

Page: 290

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Categories: Africa

A Dictionary of Islam

A Dictionary of Islam

... Essay on Islām ; also article on JODAISM ID the prosent work ) than it does to
eithor Christianity or Sabeanism , for it is ... his time and country , Jewish
traditions based upon the Talmud , and the Christian traditions of Arabia and of S.
Syria .

Author: Thomas Patrick Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001972288

Category: Islam

Page: 750

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Categories: Islam