A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

From the Origins to the Present Day
Author: Abdelwahab Meddeb,Benjamin Stora
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849136
Category: History
Page: 1152
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This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims. Part I covers the medieval period; Part II, the early modern period through the nineteenth century, in the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; Part III, the twentieth century, including the exile of Jews from the Muslim world, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and Part IV, intersections between Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, art, ritual, and beliefs. The main articles address major topics such as the Jews of Arabia at the origin of Islam; special profiles cover important individuals and places; and excerpts from primary sources provide contemporary views on historical events. Contributors include Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and many more. Covers the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today Written by an international team of leading scholars Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history Includes profiles of important people (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, Edward Said, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and places (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad) Presents passages from essential documents of each historical period, such as the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts Richly illustrated with more than 250 images, including maps and color photographs Includes extensive cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

A History of Christian-Muslim Relations

Author: Hugh Goddard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566633400
Category: Religion
Page: 212
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The relationship between the Christian and Muslim worlds has been a long and tortuous one. Over the course of the centuries the balance of power has swung in pendulum fashion at times the initiative seems to have lain with the Muslim community, with the Christian world simply being compelled to react to developments outside itself, while at other points the opposite has been true and Muslims have found themselves having to respond to Christian challenges in different forms. Today Christians and Muslims comprise the world's two largest religious communities. Although they can coexist fairly peacefully, at times they still engage in violent confrontation, such as in the recent conflicts in Bosnia and the Sudan. This book investigates the history of the relationships between Christians and Muslims over the centuries, from their initial encounters in the medieval period, when the Muslims were the dominant group, through to the modern period, when the balance of power seems to have been reversed. This much-needed overview of the Christian-Muslim encounter places the emphasis on the context within which perceptions and attitudes were worked out and provides a depth of historical insight to the complexities of current Christian-Muslim interactions on different continents."

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

Author: Josef Meri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317383214
Category: Religion
Page: 522
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The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework. Among other goals, the volume seeks to correct common misperceptions about the history of Muslim-Jewish relations by complicating familiar political narratives to include dynamics such as the cross-influence of literary and intellectual traditions. Reflecting unique and original collaborations between internationally-renowned contributors, the book is intended to spark further collaborative and constructive conversation and scholarship in the academy and beyond.

Die Araber und der Holocaust

Der arabisch-israelische Krieg der Geschichtsschreibungen
Author: Gilbert Achcar
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 3960541260
Category: History
Page: 368
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Es gibt kaum ein explosiveres Thema als "Die Araber und der Holocaust" - das Terrain ist vermint, voller Vorwürfe und Gegenvorwürfe: Die einen werden beschuldigt, den Holocaust zu verleugnen; den anderen wird vorgeworfen, die eigene Tragödie auszubeuten und die der Gegenseite zu ignorieren. In seiner wegweisenden Untersuchung hat der Politikwissenschaftler Gilbert Achcar das Geflecht der unvereinbar scheinenden Narrative und ihre Rolle im Nahost-Konflikt untersucht. Er analysiert die verschiedenen arabischen Reaktionen auf den Nationalsozialismus, von den ersten drohenden Vorzeichen des Völkermords an den Juden über die Gründung Israels und die von Massenvertreibungen begleitete Zerstörung des historischen Palästina bis zur Gegenwart, und stellt sie in ihren jeweiligen historischen und politischen Kontext. Er kritisiert jede Geschichtsschreibung und politische Propaganda, die durch Antisemitismus und Holocaust-Leugnung motiviert sind. Berechtigte Kritik, darauf besteht Achcar, muss einhergehen mit ehrlicher Selbstkritik. Achcars Buch wirkt befreiend, weil es Möglichkeiten der Verständigung eröffnet, die seit Jahren durch einen erbitterten internationalen Propagandakrieg verschüttet werden.

In Ishmael's House

A History of Jews in Muslim Lands
Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551993422
Category: History
Page: 448
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From one of the most popular historians writing today comes a book as fascinating as the bestsellers of Karen Armstrong and Reza Aslan. In this captivating chronicle, Martin Gilbert shines new light on a controversial dilemma in the modern world: the troubled relationship between Jews and Muslims. Beginning at the dawn of Islam and sweeping from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Afghanistan, Gilbert presents the first popular and authoritative history of Jewish peoples under Muslim rule. He confronts with wisdom and compassion the stormy events in their dramatic story, including anti-Zionist movements and the forced exodus to Israel. He also gives special attention to the twentieth century and to the current political debate about refugee status and restitution. Throughout, Gilbert weaves a compelling narrative of perseverance, struggle, and renewal marked by surprising moments of tolerance and partnership. A monumental and timely book, Jews under Muslim Rule is a crowning achievement that confirms Martin Gilbert as one of the foremost historians of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

In the Iberian Peninsula and Beyond

A History of Jews and Muslims (15th-17th Centuries) Vol. 1
Author: José Alberto R. Silva Tavim,Maria Filomena Lopes de Barros,Lúcia Liba Mucznik
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443883085
Category: HISTORY
Page: 375
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This book is the result of two scientific encounters hosted by the University of Évora in 2012, with the theme “Muslims and Jews in Portugal and the Diaspora. Identities and Memories (16th–17th centuries)”, and co-financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, and by FEDER, through “Eixo I” of the “Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade” (POFC) of QREN (COMPETE). Beginning with an analysis of the forced conversion of Iberian Jews and Muslims, this volume examines the effects of this on their respective diasporas, focusing on a variety of approaches, from language and culture to identity discourses and interchanges between those communities.

Sufism and Jewish-Muslim Relations

The Derekh Avraham Order in Israel
Author: Yafia Katherine Randall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317428935
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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In Israel there are Jews and Muslims who practice Sufism together. The Sufi’ activities that they take part in together create pathways of engagement between two faith traditions in a geographical area beset by conflict. Sufism and Jewish Muslim Relations investigates this practice of Sufism among Jews and Muslims in Israel and examines their potential to contribute to peace in the area. It is an original approach to the study of reconciliation, situating the activities of groups that are not explicitly acting for peace within the wider context of grass-roots peace initiatives. The author conducted in-depth interviews with those practicing Sufism in Israel, and these are both collected in an appendix and used throughout the work to analyse the approaches of individuals to Sufism and the challenges they face. It finds that participants understand encounters between Muslim and Jewish mystics in the medieval Middle East as a common heritage to Jews and Muslims practising Sufism together today, and it explores how those of different faiths see no dissonance in the adoption of Sufi practices to pursue a path of spiritual progression. The first examination of the Derekh Avraham Jewish-Sūfī Order, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Sufi studies, as well as those interested in Jewish-Muslim relations.

The Jews of Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0691008078
Category: History
Page: 245
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Examines the Judaeo-Islamic tradition, traces the history of Islam, and describes the reasons for the breakdown in relations between the Jews and the Islamic world

Jewish-Muslim Relations in Past and Present

A Kaleidoscopic View
Author: Josef Meri
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004345736
Category: Religion
Page: 300
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This multidisciplinary volume explores the Judaeo-Islamic tradition during the Middle Ages and down to the present focusing on such diverse themes as history, law, identity, prayer, language, scriptural exegesis, music, and film.

Kleine jüdische Geschichte

Author: Michael Brenner
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406621244
Page: 374
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Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick für das Wesentliche erzählt Michael Brenner die wechselvolle Geschichte der Juden, die sich über 3000 Jahre und fünf Kontinente erstreckt. Der Holocaust, die Geschichte Israels und das amerikanische Judentum kommen ebenso zur Sprache wie die Anfänge in biblischer Zeit und die reichhaltigen Spuren, die eine über tausendjährige jüdische Präsenz in Europa hinterlassen hat. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Christian-Muslim Relations

A Bibliographical History (600-900)
Author: David Richard Thomas,Barbara Roggema,Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900416975X
Category: Religion
Page: 960
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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 1 (CMR1) is the first part of a general history of relations between the faiths from the seventh century to the present. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. It comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur'an, Qur'an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. These entries provide biographical details of the authors where known, descriptions and assessments of the works themselves, and complete accounts of manuscripts, editions, translations and studies. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR1 is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

Herausforderung Islam

Christliche Annäherungen
Author: Klaus von Stosch
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 3657780203
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Gehört der Islam zu Europa? Wie soll sich der Westen zum Islam verhalten? Nicht nur der Westen, auch die christliche Theologie tut sich schwer mit dem Islam. Sie schwankt zwischen einem rein religionskundlichen Blick von außen und einer sich rechtfertigenden Abwehrhaltung, die im Grunde nur die Überlegenheit des eigenen Glaubens beweisen will. Beide Alternativen sind verfehlt. Christliche Theologie ist vielmehr aufgerufen, ehrlich herauszufinden, ob und unter welchen Bedingungen sie den muslimischen Glauben würdigen kann, ohne ihre eigenen Wahrheiten zu verraten. Wie und unter welchen Umständen kann beispielsweise die Rezitation des Korans auch aus christlicher Sicht als Wort Gottes verstanden werden, und können auch Christen in Muhammed einen Menschen sehen, der in den Spuren der Propheten wandelt? Das vorliegende Buch will genau das leisten: Eine christliche Würdigung des Islams, die gerade die Verschiedenheit beider Religionen als Wert zu entdecken vermag. Es möchte so zu einer Begegnung mit dem Islam einladen, die nicht nur Verstehen, sondern Liebe will – einer Begegnung, die uns hilft, uns selbst im Anderen neu zu entdecken und tiefer zu verstehen.

Die Zehn Gebote

Author: Matthias Köckert
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622771
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Die Zehn Gebote gehören zu den bekanntesten Texten der Bibel. Sie haben in der Kulturgeschichte tiefe Spuren hinterlassen. Ihnen verdanken sich unser Wochenrhythmus und der wöchentliche Ruhetag. Bis heute berufen sich Politiker auf dieses Grundgesetz der Menschheit. Matthias Köckert erklärt anschaulich, wie die Zehn Gebote entstanden sind und was ihr ursprünglicher Sinn war, und beschreibt ihre Wirkungsgeschichte in Judentum, Christentum und Islam.

"Das vollkommene Pascha"

gnostische Bibelexegese und Ethik
Author: Emmanouela Grypeou
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447050647
Category: Religion
Page: 332
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Die dualistische religiose Bewegung der Spatantike, die unter dem Pauschalbegriff "Gnosis" bekannt ist, zeichnet sich durch eine intensive Bibelexegese aus, welche eine grundlegende Ablehnung des biblischen Schopfergottes und seines Gesetzes voraussetzt. Von der gnostischen Schriftauslegung ausgehend setzt sich diese Untersuchung mit der Frage der komplexen Beziehungen zwischen Textinterpretation und innerweltlichem Handeln auseinander, mit der gnostischen Kritik des mosaischen Gesetzes und deren Folgen fur eine theologisch begrundete Ethik. Die Untersuchung fokussiert auf die zwei Extreme gnostischer Ethik, namlich die Enkratie, die einer streng enthaltsamen Lebensweise Ausdruck verlieh, und den Libertinismus, der mit einer gewissen moralischen Indifferenz und orgiastischen Ritualen verbunden war, als den beiden Varianten par excellence der praktischen Umsetzung gnostischer Theologie und Soteriologie.

Die Assassinen

zur Tradition des religiösen Mordes im radikalen Islam
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783821847276
Page: 259
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Muslim, Christian, Jew

The Oneness of God and the Unity of Our Faith . . . A Personal Journey in Three Abrahamic Religions
Author: Arthur G. Gish
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610973631
Category: Religion
Page: 236
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"A major challenge for people of faith is to resist the growing demonization of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism . . . I want to do something to build bridges between the three religions. I feel called to embody in my own life the healing, the reconciliation, the unity I long for between people of different religions." Art Gish became involved in the life and worship of all three religions; he considered himself a Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew, and worked at integrating those three perspectives into his life. Acknowledging that Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are all threatened by narrow-minded, violent extremists who put the particular interests of their own people above our common interests, he tells inspiring stories of open-minded Muslims, Jews, and Christians who struggle together for reconciliation and who confront injustices that spawn hostility. Gish looks not only at the disagreements but also at the unity of the three Abrahamic faiths. He writes, "When people cross boundaries, exciting things happen. Each time in Israel/Palestine that I experience Jews, Muslims, and Christians eating, working, laughing, and crying together, I sense a foretaste of the coming kingdom of God, a demonstration of how things could be, and one day will be."

Jews in Islamic Countries in the Middle Ages

Author: Moše Gîl
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004138827
Category: History
Page: 828
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This book contains studies on the Jews in Muslim countries in the early Middle Ages, and is based on an extensive use of both Jewish and Muslim mediaeval sources. "Jews in Islamic Countries in the Middle Ages" has been selected by "Choice" as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).


Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525516517
Category: Bible
Page: 527
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