Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration
Edinburgh University Press | ISBN 0748623914 | 2006-12-22 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.1 MB
'Promises to be a ground-breaking work … an important book that everyone interested in Islam in the modern world should know about.' Dr David Thomas, Reader in Christianity and Islam, University of Birmingham. This book is unique in offering a comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The author draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources including contemporary newspaper and journal articles, documents and letters, adding an immediacy to a lucid and stimulating text. Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a focus for contrast and comparison, Ian R. Netton highlights the seemingly paradoxical harmony between tradition and itjihad in Islam.