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The encounter of Eastern Christianity with early Islam [electronic resource] / edited by Emmanouela Grypeou, Mark Swanson, and David Thomas.

Contributor(s): Grypeou, Emmanouela | Swanson, Mark (Mark N.) | Thomas, David (David Richard), 1948-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: History of Christian-Muslim relations: v. 5.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (vi, 338 p.).ISBN: 9789047408826 (electronic bk.); 9047408829 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- Congresses | Christianity and other religions -- Islam -- Congresses | Electronic books | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | Oosterse kerken | Islam | Islam | Ostkirche | Byzantinisches ReichGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Encounter of Eastern Christianity with early Islam.DDC classification: 261.2/709021 Other classification: 11.07 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Emmanouela Grypeou -- Islam and Oriens Christianus: Makka 610-622 A.D. / Irfan Shah�id -- Face to face encounter between Patriarch Sophronius of Jerusalem and the caliph �Umar Ibn al-Kha�t�t�ab: friends or foes? / Daniel J. Sahas -- Ideological transformation and the evolution of imperial presentation in the wake of Islam's victory / David Olster -- Early Muslim raids into Anatolia and Byzantine reactions under Emperor Constans II / Walter E. Kaegi -- Copts and the Islam of the seventh century / Harald Suermann -- �Am�id in the seventh-century Syriac life of Theod�u�t�e / Andrew Palmer -- Die islamische Zeit in Giwargis Wardas 'Onita �uber die Katholikoi des Ostens / Martin Tamcke -- Political power and right religion in the east Syrian disputation between a monk of B�et �H�al�e and an Arab notable / Gerrit J. Reinink -- 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? / Jan J. van Ginkel -- New Testament citations in the �had�ith literature and the question of early gospel translations into Arabic / David Cook -- Muslim-Christian controversy in an unedited Syriac text, Revelations and testimonies about our Lord's dispensation / Muriel Debi�e -- Folly to the �Hunaf�a: the crucifixion in early Christian-Muslim controversy / Mark N. Swanson -- Christian theologians and new questions / David Thomas -- Answers for the shaykh: a 'Melkite' Arabic text from Sinai and the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation in 'Arab orthodox' apologetics / Sidney H. Griffith.
Summary: 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.
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Papers from a workshop held in June 2003 in Erfurt, Germany.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-330) and index.

English and German.

Introduction / Emmanouela Grypeou -- Islam and Oriens Christianus: Makka 610-622 A.D. / Irfan Shah�id -- Face to face encounter between Patriarch Sophronius of Jerusalem and the caliph �Umar Ibn al-Kha�t�t�ab: friends or foes? / Daniel J. Sahas -- Ideological transformation and the evolution of imperial presentation in the wake of Islam's victory / David Olster -- Early Muslim raids into Anatolia and Byzantine reactions under Emperor Constans II / Walter E. Kaegi -- Copts and the Islam of the seventh century / Harald Suermann -- �Am�id in the seventh-century Syriac life of Theod�u�t�e / Andrew Palmer -- Die islamische Zeit in Giwargis Wardas 'Onita �uber die Katholikoi des Ostens / Martin Tamcke -- Political power and right religion in the east Syrian disputation between a monk of B�et �H�al�e and an Arab notable / Gerrit J. Reinink -- 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? / Jan J. van Ginkel -- New Testament citations in the �had�ith literature and the question of early gospel translations into Arabic / David Cook -- Muslim-Christian controversy in an unedited Syriac text, Revelations and testimonies about our Lord's dispensation / Muriel Debi�e -- Folly to the �Hunaf�a: the crucifixion in early Christian-Muslim controversy / Mark N. Swanson -- Christian theologians and new questions / David Thomas -- Answers for the shaykh: a 'Melkite' Arabic text from Sinai and the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation in 'Arab orthodox' apologetics / Sidney H. Griffith.

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.

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