The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue
- Title: The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue
- Author: Douglas Pratt
- Serial #: BP 171 PRA
- Location: Theology House Library
In overview of Islam followed by sections on Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Jewish relations and dialogue.
First published in 2005, this book addresses the challenges arising from Christian-Muslim encounter and attempts to enable outsiders to understand the religion of Islam. The author offers distinctive perspectives that compliment much other literature in the study of Islam and in particular Christian-Muslim relations and the relation of Islam and the west. The book is divided into three parts: Part I constitutes an introduction to Islam, Part II delves into aspects of the wider encounter with Islam and Part III explores issues in regard to the prospect of engaging in dialogue with Islam. The author argues that in the post-9/11 world the imperative to understand and engage with Islam is urgent and intends this work to assist the reader in doing so.