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The church in the shadow of the mosque

Sidney Harrison Griffith

The church in the shadow of the mosque

Christians and Muslims in the world of Islam

by Sidney Harrison Griffith

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSidney H. Griffith.
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LC ClassificationsBR
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22769142M
ISBN 109780691130156

Whether viewing Islam as a heresy or an entirely different religion [2]Christian apologists understood that Islam attacks the core of the Christian faith. Throughout his seven chapters he introduces some of the names, dates, and places we need to know, as well as the theological currents running throughout the dialogue and interaction that took place The church in the shadow of the mosque book Christians and Muslims in the early centuries of Muslim domination of the East. I recommend this book for historians, people interested in interfaith relations, and scholars of comparative religion. If Christian communities in the West seek to improve ecumenical relations with the Christians of the Middle East, as well as interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims, familiarity with the scholarship and dialogue produced over the centuries by Middle Eastern Christians under Islamic rule is essential. On the one hand, and without any pertinent comment by them on the phenomenon, their Christian Arabic texts are replete with words and phrases from the Quran that had entered the common parlance of the Arabic from the Quran that had entered the common parlance of the Arabic speaking people long before the time when Christians living in the conquered territories adopted the Arabic language. It is also useful for scholars who wish to pursue further the topics that Griffith raises because he includes a wealth of resources in the footnotes and bibliography.

In chapter three and four, Griffith illustrates an essential overview of the development of Christian theology in Arabic and Ecclesiastical Arabic, which included the adoption of Arabic as the church language. Muslims do not, and therefore refuse him. Greek culture was heavily influenced by philosophy—particularly the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. Syriac Christians initially thought that the military incursions by the Arabs into the Byzantine and Persian Empires were temporary, resulting from imperial weakness after decades of conflict and confrontation.

Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions. Edward Walters, Restoration Quarterly "The volume is very nicely produced. He explicitly considers the social conditions of Christians under Muslim rule as one factor of this gradual diminishing. Rather than return to the Arabian Peninsula as expected, the Arab conquerors consolidated the borderlands of Byzantine Rome and Persia as the center of the political and intellectual life of a new Islamic caliphate. One of the most fascinating aspects of this history is the way in which the Arabization of oriental Christians provided them with a new language and a new cultural medium in which to rearticulate doctrines that they considered central to their faith.


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The church in the shadow of the mosque by Sidney Harrison Griffith Download PDF Ebook

From Griffith we should expect nothing less than such a masterful treatment for he has spent the last thirty years researching Muslim-Christian relations, research he displays here with elegance and cogency--and in a thirty-page bibliography, which is most useful.

Skreslet, Interpretation "Sidney Griffith's book elegantly enlarges conventional conceptions frequently found in histories of Christianity Yet in his introduction and conclusion, Griffith says we should learn from these Christians how we might come to some sort of rapprochement cf.

The thirty-page bibliography is an excellent resource for students who want to further research these topics. The reader will note in the bibliography nearly four pages dedicated to the various articles, essays, lectures, and books Dr. Griffith observes Christians as an indigenous population that comprised what could have summed The church in the shadow of the mosque book more than half of The church in the shadow of the mosque book total inhabitants in particular times and places along the Islamic conquered territories.

Others, in the course of their arguments with Muslims, appealed to texts from the Quran, sometimes citing it by name, sometimes not, they mentioned it both in witness of the truth of their polemics against Islam and even in testimony to the truth of the Christian positions they were defending.

The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque is the first book-length discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world. It also offers points of reflection and debate for scholars who themselves are interested in opening their respective areas of study to non-specialists across the disciplines.

In that origin, however, one finds a minor weakness. Griffith is concerned to show how the terms of discourse were basically set by the Islamic attacks on Christianity. All these resulted in the course of time to the gradual decrease in monasteries, and schools.

In that desire, however, he blurs the line between the faiths and falls prey to typical 20th and 21st century ecumenical and interfaith blundering. He did not beget and was not begotten…. Griffith draws attention to the scholastic achievements of Syriac- and Arabic-speaking Christians living in the Middle East during the first five centuries of Islam.

One of the most fascinating aspects of this history is the way in which the Arabization of oriental Christians provided them with a new language and a new cultural medium in which to rearticulate doctrines that they considered central to their faith.

In the introduction, Griffith conveys his primary objective in the writing of this work in which he aims to explain to the Western Christian of this day the unknown and often ignored the reality of Christianity in the Eastern Arab dominated world.

Griffith has written on the topic. Huffard, Book Reviews "After more than thirty years of specialized research focused on the literature of Arabic Christian theology, Sidney Griffith seeks to introduce this part of Eastern Christianity's intellectual and cultural heritage to a broader audience.

The numbers declined from a substantial majority of the population in many places I nth conquered territories in the times before crusades, to significant minorities in most of the Islamic world by the Ottoman times.

Jones, International Bulletin of Missionary Research "In a post-modern, pluralistic, global environment, core Christian beliefs will face new challenges. From Griffith we should expect nothing less than such a masterful treatment for he has spent the last thirty years researching Muslim-Christian relations, research he displays here with elegance and cogency--and in a thirty-page bibliography, which is most useful.

On the other hand, some Arab Christian writers explicitly discussed the Quran and quoted from it.The Church in the Shadow of the Mosqueis the first book-length discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world.

Sidney Griffith offers an engaging overview of their initial reactions to the religious challenges they faced, the development of a new mode of presenting Christian.

The Church In The Shadow Of The Mosque

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