Islam and Christian Theology: A Study of the Interpretation of Theological Ideas in the Two Religions (Part 1, Volume I)

By James W. Sweetman

Part 1, volume I of the study of the inter-relation between the theological teaching of Islam and that of the Christian Fathers and of mediaeval theologians.

ISBN: 9780227171981


A ground-breaking four-volume study of the inter-relation between the theological teaching of Islam and the theological content in the teaching of the Christian Fathers and of medieval theologians. The first two volumes contain a preparatory historical survey down to the close of Christian ascendancy in the Near East, presenting the student with a complete view of the whole theological position as it was at the end of the period. The second two volumes then comprise a study of the subsequent medieval developments.

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Dimensions216 × 140 mm

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About the Author

James Windrow Sweetman was Vice-Principal of the Henry Martyn School of Islamics at Aligarh, and later Professor of Islamics at Selly Oak College, Birmingham.



Section One: Interrelations of Christianity and Islam
A. Relevant Historical Considerations
B. The Evidence of the Qur’an
C. Christianity and Muslim Tradition
D. The Christian Theological Background to Early Islam

Section Two: The Introduction of Philosophy into Islam
A. The Translators and Their Work
B. The Shorter Theology of Ibn Miskawaith
     Part I: God
     Part II: The Soul
     Part III: Prophethood

Index of Subjects
Index of Proper Names
Index of Authors and Books
Index of Scriptural Passages
Passages from the Qur’an
Arabic and Persian Words and Phrases
Latin Words and Phrases
Hebrew Words and Phrases
Greek Words and Phrases
Arabic Names for God


Endorsements and Reviews

… masterly work …
Shirley W. Madany, in Middle East Resources (