Introduction to Islam: Religion, History, Culture and Christian-Muslim Relations

Introduction to Islam: Religion, History, Culture and Christian-Muslim Relations

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Author: J. Kuruvachira SDB

Series: Philosophical Manuals

Genre: New Releases

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-81-939095-0-8

This study is an attempt to present the fundamentals of Islam. It deals with a brief history of the origin of Islam, life of Muhammad and his call to be a prophet, the Quran and other sacred texts of Islam, the seven articles of Islamic faith, the five pillars of Islam, major Islamic sects and denominations, Islamic religious and cultural practices, customs and traditions, Sharia (Islamic law), Islamic teachings on marriage, family and divorce, a brief history of the relationship between Islam and Christianity in the past, Islam in contemporary Europe, and how Islam views Christianity, especially with regard to some of the fundamental dogmas and beliefs like, the Holy Trinity, divinity of Jesus Christ, passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, sin, redemption, etc. The study also makes some critical reflections on Islam with special attention to issues related to human rights, religious tolerance, violence, women in Islam, situation of Christians in Islamic countries, and the problem of Islam and modernity. The study concludes with an invitation to all Christians to enter into dialogue with Islam, following the lead given by Vatican II and the magisterium of the Popes.
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J. Kuruvachira SDB (Author)


J. Kuruvachira is Professor of Philosophy of Religion, History of Religions, and Interreligious Dialogue at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Gregorian University, Rome, and a Master's Degree in Roman Catholic Theology from Pavel Florensky School of Theology and Ministry, California (Euclid consortium).

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J. Kuruvachira SDB (Author)


J. Kuruvachira is Professor of Philosophy of Religion, History of Religions, and Interreligious Dialogue at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Gregorian University, Rome, and a Master's Degree in Roman Catholic Theology from Pavel Florensky School of Theology and Ministry, California (Euclid consortium).