Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions: A Historical Survey (Repost)

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Jacques Waardenburg, «Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions: A Historical Survey»
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 0195104722 | 1999 | PDF | 1.7 Mb | 368 pages


* 'With masterly control he traces Muslim studies of other religions … the history he sets out here will undoubtedly retain its authority for the foreseeable future' - Islam and Christian-Muslim relations

* 'the editor must have had some pretty demanding expectations of his authors because all the papers are as extensively referenced as is his own opening section. This concern with references is a further value of the book.' - Jorgen S. Nielsen, RRT, Vol.7, Iss.4, 9/00.

* 'The editor has done us an enormous service in putting this work together. It should become a key textbook in relevant university and college departments.' - Jorgan S. Nielsen RRT, Vol.7, Iss.4, 9/00.


Since its inception, Islam and its civilization have been in continuous relationships with other religions, cultures, and civilizations, including not only different forms of Christianity and Judaism inside and outside the Middle East, Zoroastrianism and Manicheism, Hinduism and even Buddhism, but also tribal religions in West and East Africa, in South Russia and in Central Asia, including Tibet. The essays collected here examine the many texts that have come down to us about these cultures and their religions, from Muslim theologians and jurists, travellers and historians, and men of letters and of culture.