Islam and Christian Theology: A Study of the Interpretation of Theological Ideas in the Two Religions (Part 2, Volume II)

By James W. Sweetman

Part 2, 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: 9780227172049


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

Hardback, Paperback

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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.



A. An Outline of the Growth of Kalam in Islam
B. The Emergence of Ash’arite Orthodoxy and its Maturity in Al Ghazzali
C. The Philosophical Criticism of Kalam – Ibn Rushd
D. An Introduction to the Comparable Basic Ideas in Islam and Christian Scholasticism


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Endorsements and Reviews

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