Understanding Islam: "American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism" by Thomas S. Kidd

Friday, 01 May 2009

The interest Christians have taken in Islam has a long and tortuous history, dating back as far as the seventh century. And the vast amount of literature generated over the centuries has, as literature does, given birth to a variety of images of the Muslim world. None of it has been particularly flattering. Rarely has it been dispassionate and objective. Most of it has been dramatic if not overtly apocalyptic. And all of it has in one way or another influenced modern Christian thought about Islam. Several histories have been written detailing the European side of this ...

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