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Christian encounters with Iran [electronic resource] : engaging Muslim thinkers after the Revolution / Sasan Tavassoli.

By: Tavassoli, Sasan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International library of Iranian studies: Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011Description: 1 online resource (316 p.).ISBN: 9780857719775 (electronic bk.); 0857719777 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Christianity and other religions -- Islam | Islam -- Relations -- Christianity | Islam -- Iran -- 20th century | Islam -- Iran -- 21st century | Sh�i�ah -- Iran | Christianity -- Iran | Muslim scholars -- Iran | Islam -- Iran -- History -- 20th century | Sh�i'ah -- Iran Christianity -- Iran | Religion | RELIGION / Islam / TheologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Christian Encounters with Iran.DDC classification: 297.283 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Iranian Shi'i Thinkers and the Christian Faith: A Theological Perspective; 2. Factors in Muslim-Christian Intellectual Encounters and Dialogue in Contemporary Iranian Society; 3. Iranian Shi'as and the Christian Faith: A Survey of Iranian Publications on Christianity; 4. Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Some Organizational Encounters; 5. Iranian Shi'as and Christian Thought: Three Liberal Religious Intellectuals; 6. Iranian Shi'as and the Christian Faith: Where Have they come from and Where are they heading?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: The interface between the current Shi'ite landscape and Christian thinking is of the greatest significance for the shifting political and religious dynamics of the Middle East. Sasan Tavassoli here examines Iranian Shi'ite thinkers' encounters with Christian thought since the Islamic revolution of 1979, and provides insight into the cultural and intellectual climate surrounding Christian-Muslim dialogue in contemporary Iran. The literature on Christianity in Iran reveals a wide range of approaches and attitudes, and Tavassoli demonstrates that traditional polemics are giving way to a more desc.
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Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Iranian Shi'i Thinkers and the Christian Faith: A Theological Perspective; 2. Factors in Muslim-Christian Intellectual Encounters and Dialogue in Contemporary Iranian Society; 3. Iranian Shi'as and the Christian Faith: A Survey of Iranian Publications on Christianity; 4. Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Some Organizational Encounters; 5. Iranian Shi'as and Christian Thought: Three Liberal Religious Intellectuals; 6. Iranian Shi'as and the Christian Faith: Where Have they come from and Where are they heading?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

The interface between the current Shi'ite landscape and Christian thinking is of the greatest significance for the shifting political and religious dynamics of the Middle East. Sasan Tavassoli here examines Iranian Shi'ite thinkers' encounters with Christian thought since the Islamic revolution of 1979, and provides insight into the cultural and intellectual climate surrounding Christian-Muslim dialogue in contemporary Iran. The literature on Christianity in Iran reveals a wide range of approaches and attitudes, and Tavassoli demonstrates that traditional polemics are giving way to a more desc.

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