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

By James W. Sweetman

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

ISBN: 9780227172001


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.


The Theological Position at the Close of the Period of Christian Ascendency in the Near East


A. The Being and Attributes of God
B. The Grace of God
C. Meditation
D. Logos Doctrine, Prophecy and Scripture
E. The Ordering of the Universe
F. The World and Man
G. Sin, Salvation and Judgement


1. Terms Used in Christological and Trinitarian Statements
2. Abrogation in the Qur’an
3. Analysis of the Vocabulary of the Qur’an on the Divine Will and Purpose

Index of Subjects
Index of Proper Names
Index of Authors and Books
Index of Scriptural Passages
Index of Quranic References
Index of Latin Words and Phrases
Index of Greek Words and Phrases
Index of Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac Words
Index of Arabic and Persian Words and Phrases


Endorsements and Reviews

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