Islam and Christian Theology: A Study of the Interpretation of Theological Ideas in the Two Religions

By James W. Sweetman

A four-volume study of the inter-relation between the theological teaching of Islam and that of the Christian Fathers and of mediaeval theologians.

ISBN: 9780227171981
 
 

Description

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.

Additional information

Dimensions216 × 140 mm
Pages240 (Part I, Vol 2), 296 (Part I, Vol 2), 376 (Part II, Vol 1), 372 (Part II, Vol 2)
Format

Hardback  |  Paperback

Volume

Part I  |  Volume 1  |  Part I  |  Volume 2  |  Part II  |  Volume 1  |  Part II  |  Volume 2  |  4 Volume Set

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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.

Contents

Part I, Volume 1

Foreword

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

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

Part I, Volume 2

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

Introduction

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

Conclusion

Appendices:
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

Part II, Volume 1

Foreword to Part II
Introduction

I. The Eastern Church and Islam
II. The Survival of Learning in the West
III. The Latin West and Islam
IV. The Quest for a New Understanding
V. Polemical Climax

Conclusion

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 Arabic Words and Phrases

Part II, Volume 2

Foreword
Introduction

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

Conclusions

Indexes
Subjects
Proper Names
Authors and Books
Quranic References
Arabic Words and Phrases
Latin Words and Phrases
Greek Words and Phrases

Extracts

Part I

Part II

Endorsements and Reviews

… masterly work …
Shirley W. Madany, in Middle East Resources (www.unashamedofthegospel.org)