Many books about Islam and Christianity are comparative however this book examines Christianity from an Islamic perspective. Each chapter focuses upon theological, philosophical and mystical issues, which are as relevant today as they always have been in the Muslim-Christian dialogue. The book is divided into two sections: the classical and modern periods, thus the reader will benefit from a broad overview of the myriad Islamic interpretations of Christianity.
The Classical period: Christianity in the Qu'ran, David Marshall; Christianity in the Hadith, Marston Speight; Christianity in the prescriptive exegetical literature, Jane McAuliffe; Islamic understanding of the trinity in the Abbasid era, David Thomas; Christianity as portrayed by Jalal al-Din Rumi, Lloyd Ridgeon; the esoteric Christianity of Islam, Leonard Lewisohn. The modern period: Sayyid Qutb's attitude towards Christianity, Neal Robinson; Muslim perceptions of Christianity and the West, K. Zebiri; British Muslim views of Christianity, Philip Lewis; Christian-Muslim relations in Nigeria and Malaysia, Hugh Goddard.