Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l  al-Faruqi by Charles FletcherMuslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l  al-Faruqi by Charles Fletcher

Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the…

byCharles Fletcher

Hardcover | December 12, 2014

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Christian-Muslim dialogue grows increasingly important, but little is known about individual Muslim dialogical thinkers. Born in Palestine in 1921, Ismail al-Faruqi was a leading figure in the development of conversation and debate across faiths in North America in the second half of the twentieth century, and was actively engaged in inter-faith study and dialogue. Here, Charles Fletcher presents an illuminating study of the life and thought of this important scholar.

Tracing the development of al-Faruqi's ideas and practice of inter-faith dialogue, Fletcher also shows how Muslim intellectuals engaged in such attempts viewed their role as representatives of the worldwide Muslim community. With perceptive insights into the history of contemporary Muslim-Christian dialogue, this book will be invaluable for all those interested in inter-faith relations, comparative religious studies, North American Muslims and Islamic studies.

Charles Fletcher holds a PhD in Islamic studies from McGill University, Canada. He specializes in Islamic thought, comparative religion and inter-faith relations.
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Title:Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the…Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.84 × 5.56 × 1.32 inPublished:December 12, 2014Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF AL-FARUQI
1. A Biography of Ismail al-Faruqi
2. The Development of his Life and Thought
PART II: THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY
3. Philosophical Foundations and Early Methodological Development (1948-62)
4. Comparative, Meta-religious and Dialogical Principles (1963-1968)
5. Methodological Application and Responses (1969-1986)
PART III: CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
6. A Critique and Analysis
7. Al-Faruqi's Contributions to Dialogue
Conclusion
Appendix: List of interfaith meetings, conferences and organisational involvement

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a first class piece of scholarship on a major Muslim pioneer in Islamic studies in the West and in interfaith dialogue. Charles Fletcher's book will in fact be the first major single-authored critical scholarly study on Ismail al-Faruqi's role and contribution to interfaith dialogue... a timely publication due to growing interest in al- Faruqi's contributions to scholarship." - John L. Esposito, Georgetown University, USA"This is an original work on Ismail al-Faruqi's systematic theology of dialogue. A work of excellent critical quality, it is a first of its kind on al-Faruqi's pioneering engagement and contribution to interfaith dialogue. This book will draw attention of both the general public and specialists interested in Muslim dialogical activity in modern time." – Asst. Prof. Dr Imtiyaz Yusuf, Mahidol University, Thailand