American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism
  • American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism
  • American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism
  • American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism
ISBN: 0691162301
EAN13: 9780691162300
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 1, 2013
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.57" H x 9.21" L x 6.14" W
Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Format: Paperback

American Christians And Islam: Evangelical Culture And Muslims From The Colonial Period To The Age Of Terrorism

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Before Thomas Kidd's magisterial work, American Christians and Islam, no scholar had traced the long and convoluted history of Muslim-Christian exchange in the American experience from colonial beginnings to the present. Kidd brings a deep understanding of both traditions to his analysis and brilliantly demonstrates how so many contemporary American denunciations of Islam--especially evangelical denunciations--have a rich history that goes all the way back to the Age of Exploration and the first English settlements.--Harry S. Stout, Yale University

Though its emergence as one of the central concerns of our time took the secular-minded by surprise, the friction between Christianity and Islam--the world's two largest and most energetically missionary faiths--is nothing new in American history. As Thomas Kidd shows in this thoughtful and highly accessible account, the conflict runs like a thread through the American past. Knowing that history will provide us with valuable insights about the road ahead--and about ourselves.--Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee

American Christians and Islam gives historical perspective on a timely topic. Kidd provides a thorough examination of the prism through which American evangelicals have viewed Islam, a prism consisting of fears, challenges, and opportunities. He offers an important chapter Read More chevron_right

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