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Islam and Religious Diversity

Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

© 2012 – Routledge

1,256 pages

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This is a new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series. It brings together in one ‘mini library’ the canonical and the best cutting-scholarship to explore the complex relationship between Islam and religious diversity.

The collection is supplemented with a full index, and includes an introduction to each volume, newly written by the editor, which places the assembled materials in their historical and intellectual context.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Judaism

1. Fazlur Rahman, ‘Islam’s Attitude Toward Judaism’, Muslim World, 1982, LXXII, 1–13.

2. Uri Rubin, ‘The "Constitution of Medina": Some Notes’, Studia Islamica, 1985, 62, 5–23.

3. M. J. Kister, ‘The Massacre of the Banu Qurayza: A Re-examination of a Tradition’, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, 1986, 8, 61–96.

4. Seth Ward, ‘A Fragment from an Unknown Work by al-Tabari on the Tradition, "Expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula (and the Lands of Islam)"’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1990, 53, 3, 407–20.

5. Mark Cohen, ‘The Legal Position of Jews in Islam’, Under Crescent and Cross: Jews in the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 1994), pp. 52–74.

6. Merlin Swartz, ‘The Position of Jews in Arab Islam Following the Rise of Islam’, The Muslim World, 1970, 60, 1, 6–24.

7. S. Wasserstrom, ‘Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion in the Islamicate Renaissance’, Between Muslim and Jew (Princeton University Press, 1995), pp. 136–64.

8. Roberto Tottoli, ‘Origin and Use of the Term Isra’iliyyat in Muslim Literature’, Arabica, 1999, 2, 193–210.

9. Camilla Adang, ‘The Question of the Authenticity of the Jewish Scriptures’, Muslim Writers on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible (Brill, 1996), pp. 223–48.

10. Ze’ev Maghen, ‘The Bread of Adversity: The Jews Refuse the Din al-Yusr’, After Hardship Cometh Ease (Walter de Gruyter, 2006), pp. 83–101.

11. Hava Lazarus-Yafeh, ‘Ezra-Uzayr: The Metamorphosis of a Polemical Motif", Intertwined Worlds (Princeton University Press, 1992), pp. 50–74.

12. Brannon M. Wheeler, ‘Israel and the Torah of Muhammad’, in John C. Reeves (ed.), Bible and Qur’an (Society of Biblical Literature, 2003), pp. 61–83.

13. Yohanan Friedmann, ‘Is there No Compulsion in Religion?’, Tolerance and Coercion in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 87–120.

14. D. Tsadik, ‘Shi’i Legal Attitudes Toward the Jews’, Between Foreigners and Shi’is (Stanford University Press, 2007), pp. 15–32.

15. Ron Nettler, ‘Our Struggle with the Jews’, Past Trials and Tribulations: A Muslim Fundamentalists View of the Jews (Pergamon Press, 1987), pp. 72–89.

Volume II: Christianity

16. David Marshall, ‘Christianity in the Qur’an’, in Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.), Islamic Interpretations of Christianity (Curzon Press, 2001), pp. 3–29.

17. Samir Khalil Samir ‘The Theological Christian Influence on the Qur’an’, in Gabriel Said Reynolds (ed.), The Qur’an in its Historical Context (Routledge 2008), pp. 141–62.

18. Francois de Blois, ‘Nasrani and Hanif: Studies on the Religious Vocabulary of Christianity and of Islam’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 2002, 65, 1, 1–30.

19. Sara Sviri, ‘Wa rahbaniyyatun ibtada‘uha: An Analysis of Traditions Concerning the Origin and Evaluation of Christian Monasticism’, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, 1990, 13, 195–208.

20. Janina Safran, ‘Rules of Purity and Confessional Boundaries: Maliki Debates about the Pollution of the Christian’, History of Religions, 2003, 42, 3, 197–212.

21. Lloyd Ridgeon, ‘Christianity as Portrayed by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī’, in Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.), Islamic Interpretations of Christianity (Curzon Press, 2001), pp. 99–126.

22. David Thomas, ‘The Miracles of Jesus in Early Islamic Polemic’, Journal of Semitic Studies, 1994, XXXIX, 2, 221–43.

23. Jane Dammen McAuliffe, ‘Nazarenes of Faith and Action’, Qur’anic Christians (Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 93–128.

24. Abbas Amanat, ‘Mujtahids and Missionaries: Shi’I Responses to Christian Polemics in the Early Qajar Period’, in Robert Gleave (ed.), Religion and Society in Qajar Iran (Routledge 2004), pp. 247–69.

25. Avril Powell, ‘Maulana Rahmat Kairanawi and the Muslim-Christian Controversy in India in the Mid-19th Century’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1976, 42–63.

26. Muda Ismail Abd. Rahman, ‘The Interpretation of the Birth of Jesus and his Miracles in the Writings of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 2003, 14, 1, 23–31.

27. Kate Zebiri, ‘Contemporary Muslim Understandings of the Miracles of Jesus’, The Muslim World, 2000, 90, 71–90.

28. Christian Troll, ‘Salvation of Non-Muslims: Views of Some Eminent Muslim Religious Thinkers’, Islam and the Modern Age, May 1983, 104–14.

29. F. Peter Ford, Jr, ‘Al-‘Aqqad’s The Genius of Christ Re-visited’, The Muslim World, 2001, 91, 277–92.

30. Hugh Goddard, ‘Modern Pakistani and Indian Perceptions of Christianity’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 1994, 5, 2, 165–88.

Volume III: Eastern Religions

31. Yohanan Friedmann, ‘Medieval Muslim Views of Indian Religions’, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 1975, 95, 2, 214–21.

32. Louise Marlow, ‘Some Classical Muslim Views of the Indian Caste System’, The Muslim World, 1995, LXXXV, 1–2, 1–22.

33. Richard Eaton, ‘Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States’, Journal of Islamic Studies, 2000, 11, 3, 283–319.

34. Roderic Vassie, ‘Abd al-Rahman Chishti and the Bhagavadgita: "Unity of Religion" Theory in Practice’, in L. Lewisohn (ed.), The Heritage of Sufism, Vol. II (Oneworld, 1999), pp. 367–77.

35. Carl W. Ernst, ‘Accounts of Yogis in Arabic and Persian Historical and Travel Texts’, Jerusalem Studies of Arabic and Islam, 2007, 33, 409–26.

36. Ronald Neufeldt, ‘Islam and India: The Views of Muhammad Iqbal’, The Muslim World, 1981, 71, 3–4, 178–91.

37. Yoginder S. Sikand, ‘Islamic Mission and Inter-Religious Dialogue in a Minority Context: The Jama’at-t-Islami of India’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 2002, 13, 1, 49–64.

38. Jane I. Smith, ‘Early Muslim Accounts of Buddhism in India’, Studies in Islam, 1973, X, 1–2, 87–100.

39. Sheila Canby, ‘Depictions of Buddha Sakyamuni in the Jami’al-Tavarikh and the Majma Al Tavarikh’, Muqarnas, 1993, 10, 299–310.

40. Toby Mayer, ‘Yogic-Sufi Homologies: The Case of the "Six Principles" Yoga of Naropa and the Kubrawiyya’, The Muslim World, 2010, 100, 268–86.

41. David Stott, ‘Buddhism and Islam: Past to Present Encounters and Interfaith lessons’, Numen, 1995, 42, 2, 141–55.

42. Jamsheed K. Choksy, ‘Zoroastrians in Muslim Iran: Selected Problems of Coexistence and Interaction During the Early Medieval Period’, Iranian Studies, 1987, 20, 1, 17–30.

43. Christopher Buck, ‘Islam and Minorities: The Case of the Baha’is’, Studies in Contemporary Islam, 2003, 5, 1–2, 83–106.

Volume IV: Islam and Pluralism

44. Fazlur Rahman, ‘The People of the Book and Diversity of ‘Religions’, Major Themes of the Qur’an (Bibliotheca Islamica, 1989), pp. 162–70.

45. Asghar Ali Engineer, ‘A Muslim View of Hinduism’, in P. Schmidt-Leukel and L. Ridgeon (eds.), Islam and Inter-Faith Relations (SCM Press, 2007), pp. 165–79.

46. Chandra Muzaffar, ‘Islam and Confucianism: Ethnic Relations in Malaysia’, Rights, Religion and Reform (Curzon, 2002), pp. 339–55.

47. Anthony H. Johns and Abdullah Saeed, ‘Nurcholish Madjid and the Interpretation of the Qur’an: Religious Pluralism and Tolerance’, in S. Taji-Farouki (ed.), Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 67–96.

48. Sachiko Murata, ‘The Resources for Ecumenical Thought in Chinese Islam’, Forum Bosnae, 2006, 38, 42–54.

49. Reza Shah Kazemi, ‘The Metaphysics of Interfaith Dialogue: Sufi Perspectives on the Universality of the Quaranic Message’, Paths of the Heart: Sufism and the Christian East (World Wisdom, 2002), pp. 140–89.

50. Abdulaziz Sachedina, ‘Islamic Theology of Christian Muslim Relations’, Islam and Christian Muslim Relations, 1997, 8, 1, 27–38.

51. Mahmoud Ayoub, ‘Nearest in Amity: Christians in the Qur’an and Contemporary Exegetical Tradition’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 1997, 8, 2, 145–64.

52. Seyyid Hossein Nasr, ‘Religion in the Modern West’, A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World (Kazi, 1994), pp. 135–48.

53. Ataullah Siddiqui, ‘Muslims in Dialogue: Assessment and Priorities’, Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Twentieth Century (Macmillan, 1997), pp. 49–78.

54. Mohsen Kadivar, ‘Freedom of Religion and Belief in Islam’, The New Voices of Islam (I. B. Tauris, 2006), pp. 119–42.

55. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, ‘The Islamic Law of Apostasy and its Modern Applicability: A Case from the Sudan’, Religion, 1986, 16, 197–224.

56. Marsha Snulligan Haney, ‘Envisioning Islam: Imam Mohammed and Interfaith Dialogue’, The Muslim World, 2009, 99, 608–34.

57. Osama Bin Laden, ‘The Betrayal of Palestine’, in Bruce Lawrence (ed.), Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (Verso, 2005), pp. 3–14.

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

Our Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series spans a number of subject areas that are closely linked to the religion. From Islamic Law through to Islam and Globalization, the series includes a whole range of titles under the broad subject heading of Islamic Studies. Upcoming titles include, Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur'an and Early Years of Islam.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / General