A Christian View of Islam
By: Thomas F. Michel, S.J. Irfan A. Omar
A Christian View of Islam brings together fifteen key essays by Tom Michel, the noted Jesuit scholar of Islam. This compendium is organized into three major categories:
- Interreligious Dialogue: Encountering the "Other"
- Christian-Muslim Studies: Comparative Perspectives
- A Christian View of Islam
Topics range from studies of various approaches to interreligious dialogue in Part 1 to five comparative studies in Part 2, to Part 3, in which Fr. Michel addresses a number of issues, including Islam as the "Other," Islamic nonviolence, holiness and ethics in Islam, and a Quranic approach to ecology.
Thomas F. Michel, a leading expert in Christian-Muslim relations, has served on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and is currently responsible for interreligious dialogue for the Jesuits and for the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences.
Irfan A. Omar teaches Islamic thought with a special focus on connections between Islam and other religions at Marquette University. An associate editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, he is the editor of A Muslim View of Christianity: Essays on Dialogue by Mahmoud Ayoub(Orbis).