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Author’s response: Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

A response by the author to a CMSN blog By Mohammad Hassan Khalil I truly appreciate James Thieke’s thoughtful review of my book Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism. Following his summary of the book and some personal reflections, Mr. Thieke poses three interesting questions which I shall address. The first question is as follows: Given that ‘Quranic verses feature prominently as evidence both for and against the terrorists’ and New Atheists’ arguments’, is it the case that ‘the plain…

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Syria’s Protestant Heritage

6 lessons from 100 years of history The Protestant history of the Middle East is one of not only diverse religious life, but also contributions to Ottoman and Arab society, according to a new publication from Rev Dr Deanna Ferree Womack. The book, Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria (2019, Edinburgh University Press) retraces the steps of early Protestant missionaries to Syria (bilad al-Sham) to explore the experiences of the Syrian Protestant converts and their families. Dr…

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An introduction to Sacred Misinterpretation

Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching Across the Christian-Muslim Divide Lessons from the past and the power of hospitality: An introduction from the author The Christian-Muslim Studies Network presents an interview with Dr Martin Accad, Associate Professor in Islamic Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California). Dr Accad introduced us to what he calls the Kerygmatic approach to religious living, theological dialogue, and the power of hospitality. Dr Accad’s recently published book, Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Mary and Muhammad

A discussion with the author Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology (published 2018) offers a distinctive and detailed response to calls for Islamic feminist theology, a Muslima theology. Muslima theology was introduced in Dr Jerusha Rhodes’ (formerly Lamptey) 2014 book, Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism, in application to questions surrounding religious diversity. Her latest book, Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology, is distinctive in its use and expansion…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Beyond poisoned wells

Divine Words, Female Voices A discussion with the author Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology (published 2018) offers a distinctive and detailed response to calls for Islamic feminist theology, a Muslima theology. Muslima theology was introduced in Dr Jerusha Rhodes’ (formerly Lamptey) 2014 book, Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism, in application to questions surrounding religious diversity. Her latest book, Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology, is distinctive in…

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Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: A discussion with the author

A recent book on the history of Christian-Muslim Studies has attracted significant discussion with its unusual and provocative line of enquiry. Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice under Muslim Rule (2017) offers a view of the extensive but oft-forgotten engagement among Muslims and Christians between the eighth and fourteenth century. The author is Professor Charles Tieszen, an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of A Textual History of Christian-Muslim Relations…

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New book in Christian-Muslim Studies: Jesus in the Qur’an

A new theological work is seeking answers about one of the most frequent flashpoints in Christian-Muslim Studies – the role of Jesus Christ. Any committed effort toward interfaith dialogue among Christians and Muslims faces the differing accounts of Jesus from the Qur’an and the Bible. This new book explores the stumbling blocks and stepping stones with a rigorous comparative method. The book is the result of a long-term research project by a multi-faith, multi-national, and multi-disciplinary team. The final credit…

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