This title offers a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of the role of Jesus in both Islam and Christianity and issues of dialogue in Christian-Muslim relations. "Images of Jesus Christ in Islam 2nd Edition" provides a general introduction to the question of Jesus Christ in Islam and a dialogical discussion of this issues' importance for Christian-Muslim relations. Its originality lies in its comprehensive presentation of relevant sources and research and its discussion of Islamic images of Christ in the wider context of Muslim-Christian relations. Oddbjorn Leirvik provides a comprehensive introduction to a breadth of Muslim traditions through an examination of interpretations of Jesus throughout history, whilst also examining historic tensions between Islam and Christianity. This book's distinctive contribution lies in its dialogical perspective in the perennial area of interest of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.
Oddbjorn Leirvik is Professor of Interreligious Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is co-initiator of the European Society of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, and has written extensively in English and Norwegian on Christian-Muslim Relations and Interreligious Dialogue.
Preface; 1 Introduction; 2. Christ in the Qur'an and in Hadith; 3. Jesus in Muslim legend and Qur'anic exegesis; 4. Jesus in Shi'ite tradition; 5. Jesus in Sufism; 6. Encounters and confrontations: dialogue, apologetics, polemics; 7. Twentieth-century tendencies and discussions; 8. Issues of dialogue; Postscript: Knowing with oneself, knowing with the other: A 'conscientous' dialogue between religions?; Bibliography; Index of authors.