Images of Jesus Christ in Islam: 2nd Edition

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A&C Black, May 27, 2010 - Religion - 292 pages
Images of Jesus Christ in Islam 2nd Edition provides a general introduction to the question of Jesus Christ in Islam and a dialogical discussion of this issues' importance for Christian-Muslim relations. Its originality lies in its comprehensive presentation of relevant sources and research and its discussion of Islamic images of Christ in the wider context of Muslim-Christian relations. Oddbjørn Leirvik provides a comprehensive introduction to a breadth of Muslim traditions through an examination of interpretations of Jesus throughout history, whilst also examining historic tensions between Islam and Christianity. This book's distinctive contribution lies in its dialogical perspective in the perennial area of interest of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Christ in the Quran and in Hadith
19
3 Jesus in Muslim Legend and Quranic Exegesis
54
4 Jesus in Shiite Tradition
74
5 Jesus in Sufism
83
Dialogue Apologetics Polemics
107
7 TwentiethCentury Tendencies and Discussions
127
8 Issues of Dialogue
221
9 Postscript
267
Bibliography
271
Index
287
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Oddbjørn Leirvik is Professor of Interreligious Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is co-initiator of the European Society of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, and has written extensively in English and Norwegian on Christian-Muslim Relations and Interreligious Dialogue.

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