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Encounter of Eastern Christianity with Early Islam (Emmanouela Grypeou Mark N Swanson, David Thomas (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004149380
Encounter of Eastern Christianity with Early Islam (Emmanouela Grypeou Mark N Swanson, David Thomas (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004149380
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Title: Encounter of Eastern Christianity with Early Islam

Author: Grypeou, Emmanouela Mark N Swanson, David Thomas (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004149380

Volumes: 1; Pages: vi, 338

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The theme of this book is the early encounters between Christianity and Islam in the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire and in Persia from the beginnings of Islam in Mecca to the time of the Abbasids in Bagdad.The contributions in this volume deal with crucial subjects of political and theological dialogue and controversy that characterized the varying responses of the Christian communities in the Byzantine Eastern provinces to the Islamic conquest and its subsequent impact on Byzantine society and history.This volume opens up new research perspectives surrounding the confrontation of Christianity with the early theological and political development of Islam. The present publication emphasizes the importance of the study of the beginnings and the foundations of the relations between the two religions.ContentsIslam and Oriens Christianus: Makka 610-622 A.D. The face to face encounter between patriarch Sophronius of Jerusalem and the Caliph 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab: friends or foes? Ideological transformation and the evolution of imperial presentation in the wake of Islam's victory The early Muslim raids into Anatolia and Byzantine reactions under emperor Constants II Copts and the Islam of the seventh century Amid in the seventh-century Syriac life of Theodute Die islamische Zeit in Giwargis Wardas 'Onita uber die Katholikoi des Ostens Political power and right religion in the East Syrian disputation between a monk of Bet Hale and an Arab notable The perception and presentation of the Arab conquest in Syriac historiography: how did the changing social position of the Syrian orthodox community influence the account of their historiographers? New Testament citations in the Hadith literature and the question of early gospel translations into Arabic Muslim-Christian controversy in an unedited Syriac text, revelations and testimonies about our Lord's dispensation Folly to the Hunafa': the crucifixion in early Christian-Muslim controversy Christian theologians and new questions Answers for the Shaykh: a 'Melkite' Arabic text from Sinai and the doctrines of the trinity and the incarnation in 'Arab orthodox' apologetics
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