Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration by Ian Richard NettonIslam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration by Ian Richard Netton

Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration

byIan Richard Netton

Paperback | December 22, 2006

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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. Theauthor 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 newspaperand journal articles, documents and letters, adding an immediacy to a lucid and stimulating text.
Ian Richard Netton is Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter.
Title:Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative ExplorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:December 22, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748623922

ISBN - 13:9780748623921


Editorial Reviews

This book will be useful for libraries interested in the comparative study of monotheism... Recommended.