World Christianity in Local Context and Muslim Encounter: Essays in Memory of David A. Kerr

World Christianity in Local Context and Muslim Encounter: Essays in Memory of David A. Kerr

By: Stephen R. Goodwin (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


"World Christianity in Local Context and Muslim Encounter" is a unique collection of essays in honour of David A. Kerr, who was well-known for his contributions in the areas of Christian-Muslim dialogue, Ecumenical Studies and Missions. With contributions from recognised experts in these fields, the book provides a platform for examining critical issues facing twenty-first century Christianity, with a special emphasis on contemporary Christian-Muslim relations.In Volume 1, scholars and church leaders offer insights into current trends in Local Theology and Missions from the contexts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Contemporary themes explored in this volume include the mission for the Church in the context of economic globalization, post-Christendom and pluralism in the West, a Chinese theology of suffering and social responsibility, Latin America as an emerging mission base, and others.Volume 2 is a veritable Who's Who of renowned Christian and Muslim scholars that have shaped the course of Christian-Muslim dialogue over the last half century. Their contributions in this volume address the pivotal issues facing Christians and Muslims today, such as Islamism, Islamophobia, Dialogue and Religious Truth Claims in Christianity and Islam, Religious Freedom, Inter-Religious Challenges to Urban Multiculturalism and others.

About Author

Stephen Goodwin is a university lecturer in Istanbul, Turkey in the field of International Relations with specialties in Balkan and European post-communist studies. He is the author of Fractured Land, Healing Nations (Peter Lang, 2006), which explores nation-building and peace-building in the former Yugoslavia.


VOLUME 1:; Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION Stephen R. Goodwin; Part I. Global Themes; 1. The Challenge of the Post-Christendom Era: The Relation of Christian Theology to World Religions, Abraham Kovacs (Debrecen Reformed Theological University, Hungary); 2. 'Take Home the Good News': The Mission of the Church in the Context of Neo-Liberal Economic Globalisation, Jooseop Keum (Bible Society of Sudan); 3. Open Boundaries, or: Perspectives on 'Person' for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Klaus Hock (University of Rostock, Germany); 4. In the Silence is a Presence, Hans Ucko (World Council of Churches, Switzerland); 5. The Globalisation of Localised African Religions: The Case of Kwame Bediako, James L. Cox (University of Edinburgh, UK); Part II. The African Context; 6. The Ngoni Struggle for Land and Identity in Colonial Malawi, T. Jack Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK); 7. Familiar Ground: Origins and Trajectories of African Biblical Scholorship, Misheck Nyirenda (Pan Africa Christian University, Kenya); 8. Prophetic Ministry and Conflict in Africa, Diane Stinton (Daystar University, Kenya); Part III. The Latin American Context; 9. Mission in reverse: The Case of Latin America, Miguel A. Palomino (Latin American Graduate School of Theology); Part IV. The Eastern European Context; 10. The Evolution of Nationalism within the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, James L. Hopkins (United Theological Faculty, Bulgaria); Part V. The Asian Context; 11. Baptism and Interreligious Dialogue, Kenneth Fleming (University of Heidelberg, Germany; 12. The Immediacy of Presence in the Experience of God: An Indian Christian Perspective, Geomon Kizhakkemalayil George (New York Divinity School, USA); 13. Reading John through Bhakti Eyes: The Hermeneutic of A. J. Appasamy, Sean Doyle (Geneva College, USA); 14. 'And The Word Became Flesh': The Journey of Incarnation in the Prelature of Infanta, Sophia Marriage (Diocese of Edinburgh, UK); 15. A Chinese Theology of Suffering and Social Responsibility: The Essays of Liu Hsia, Maurie Sween (Taiwan Theological College and Seminary, Taiwan); VOLUME 2:; Part 1. Textual and Thematic Issues; 1. Christian and Muslims in the Qur'an and Muslim Tradition, Mahmoud M. Ayoub (Temple University, USA). 2. Abrogation: Muslim and Christian, Christopher Lamb (formerly Inter-Faith Relations Advisor to the Church of England); 3. Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Africa, Sigvard von Sicard (University of Birmingham, UK); Part II. Issues Relating to Christian-Muslim History, Dialogue, and Pluralism; 4. Dialogue and Religious Truth Claims in Christianity and Islam, Christian W. Troll (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule St Georgen, Germany); 5. Christian Muslim Relations in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future, F. Peter Ford, Jr. (Reformed Church in America); 6. Some Medieval Muslim Views of Constantinople, Carole Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh, UK); 7. The Abrahamic Faiths in Their New Context, David B. Burrell (University of Notre Dame, USA); 8. Recent Developments in Christian-Muslim Relations, Hugh Goddard (University of Nottigham, UK); 9. Christians, Muslims and Religious Freedom: A Christian Perspective, David Marshall (Freelance Lecturer, UK); 10. Islam Hostage to Itself? Kenneth Cragg (Bishop, Jerusalem Archdiocese; University of Oxford, UK); 11. Europe and the Arab World in the 20th Century: Behind the Myths of the 'West' and 'Islam', Jorgen S. Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); 12. A Tale of Two Cities Revisited: Jerusalem, Medina and Justice in Today's Urban Centres, Anton Wessels (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); 13. Seeking to Overcome Islamophobia Through Education and Dialogue: Some Personal Experiences at the Selly Oak Colleges and at the WCC Related to the Early Work of Dr David Kerr, Dr John B. Taylor (International Association for Religious Freedom, Switzerland); 14. Re-forming American Views of Muslims: A View from the Trenches, Robert Hunt (Southern Methodist University, USA); 15. An Open Letter for Open Religions, Jacques Waardenburg (Professor Emeriuts, University of Lausanne, Switzerland); 16. Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Mirage or Destiny, Khurshid Ahmad (Institute of Policy Studies, Pakistan); 17. An Enduring Vision: The Study Centre at Selly Oak, C.T.R. Hewer (St Ethelburga Fellow in Christian-Muslim Relations, UK); Part III. Christian-Muslim Encounter in Local and Contemporary Contexts; 18. For the Peace of the City: Bradford - A Case Study in Developing Inter-Community and Inter-Religious Telations, Philip Lewis (University of Bradford, UK); 19. The Central Role of Religion on Europe's Periphery: Christian-Muslim-Muslim Relations and State Viability in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Stephen R. Goodwin (Yeditepe University, Turkey); 20. Christians and Muslims in Denmark: Possibilities for Mutual Recognition, Safet Bektovic (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); 21. Debates on Jesus and Muhammad in Europe, India and Pakistan, Rev. Dr Jan Slomp (National Advisor for Relations with Islam, Reformed Churches of the Netherlands). 22. The Changing Face of Islamists in Sudan, Edward Riak Kajivora (Bible Society of Sudan); 23. Christian Muslim Relations in Contemporary Nigeria: A Contextual Approach, Akintunde E. Akinade (High Point University, USA); APPENDIX: Published works of David A. Kerr.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826410993
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780826410993
  • ISBN10: 0826410995

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly