"Habib Badr, Chief editor. Suad Abou el Rouss Slim, Assistant editor. Joseph Abou Nohra, Assistant editor".
"This book is an English translation from the Arabic `Al Masihiyya 'Abra Tarikhiha fi al-Mashreq'. Published by the Middle East Council of Churches ... 2001". -- p. .
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book was prepared in cooperation between The Middle East Council of Churches and many churches of the region and some local, regional and international church-based and cultural organizations." -- verso of t.-p.
Contents: The Middle East Council of Churches : A Brief Presentation -- The Funding Bodies -- The Book Committee -- Notes on Contributors -- Editor's Notes -- System of Transliteration -- Forward / Guirguis Ibrahim Saleh -- Preface / Afaf Deeb-Kandis -- Introduction to the Arabic Edition / The Editorial Committee -- Introduction to the English Edition / Habib Badr -- Christianity in the 1st Century : In the Context of the Mediterranean Civilizations : Judaic, Greek, Roman and Asian / Pierre Canivet -- In the Context of the Mediterranean Civilizations : Coptic Civilization / Gawdat Gabra -- Christianity in the Middle East, in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries / Pierre Maraval -- Autocracy and Religion in Byzantium, in the 4th and 5th Centuries / Alain Ducellier -- The Rise of Christian Thought I: Theological Thought in the School of Alexandria / Tadros Yacoub Malaty -- II: Theological Schools of Antioch, Edessa and Nisibis / Sebastian Brock -- The Shaping of Christian Thought I: The Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople / Joseph Buhagiar -- II: The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon, The Christological Controversies of the 4th and 5th Centuries / Metropolitan Bishop -- The Rise of Eastern Churches and Their Heritage (5th to 8th Century): The Arab Christian Tradition / Irfan Shahid -- Churches of the Syriac Tradition : I: The West Syriacs Mar Sawirus Ishak Saka -- II: The Assyrians (East Syriacs) / Mar Bawai Soro -- III: The Maronites / Elias Khalifeh el-Hachem -- Churches of the Byzantine Tradition / George Atiyyeh -- Churches of the Coptic Tradition : I: The Copts / Gawdat Gabra -- II: The Nubians / Gawdat Gabra -- III: The Ethiopians / Getatchew Haili -- The Armenian Church / Manoushag Boyadjian -- Ascetic Movement in the East : Origins, Development and Dissemination: In Egypt / Pope Shenouda III -- II: In Syria, Iraq and Palestine / Shafiq AbouZayd -- The Deaconess in the Syriac Church / Clemence Helou -- Arab Christianity Before the Rise of Islam / Irfan Shahid -- Christianity in the Early Islamic Decades (610-660) / Gerard Troupeau -- Christianity in the Umayyad Era (661-750) / Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim -- The Role of Christians in the Abbasid Renaissance in Iraq and Syria (750-1050) / Samir Khalil Samir -- The Copts in the Fatimid Era / Coptic Center for Social Studies -- Christians in the Middle East Under the Franks : I: Motives for the Crusades : A European Perspective / Jonathan Riley-Smith -- II: The Crusades : A Middle Eastern Perspective / Farah Firzli -- Christians in the Non-Arab Islamic Era : I: Christians in the Ayyubid Era / Farah Firzli -- II: Christians Under the Mamluks / Jorgen Nielsen -- Christianity in the First Ottoman Empire (1516-1650) / Asterios Argyriou -- The Development of Catholicism in the Middle East (16th to 19th Century) / Bernard Heyberger -- Christians in the Second Ottoman Era (17th Century) I / Vincenzo Poggi -- II: The Copts / Samir Morcos -- Catholic Missions in the Middle East / Salim Daccache -- Evangelical Missions and Churches in the Middle East: Introduction I: Lebanon, Syria and Turkey / Habib Badr -- II: Palestine and Jordan / Rafiq Farah -- III: Egypt and Sudan / Adib Naguib Salamah -- IV: Iraq and the Gulf / Lewis R. Scudder, Jr. -- The Renaissance of Churches at the End of the Ottoman Era (Excluding Egypt) the 18th and 19th Centuries / Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen -- Revival of the Egyptian Church Since the Middle of the 19th Century / Metropolitan Bishop -- Christians and the Arab Renaissance / Jerome Chahine -- Origins of the Principle of Citizenship in the Tradition of the Copts and the History of Their Country / William Suleiman Qalada -- Christians in the Arab East : An Interpretation of Contemporary History / Tarek Mitri -- Ecumenism in the Middle East : I: History / Jean Corbon -- II: A Personal Experience / Gabriel Habib -- III: Future Horizons / Riad Jarjour -- Ecumenism on the Threshold of the Third Millennium / Catholicos Aram I -- Further Reading -- Index of Historic Places -- Index of Historic Proper Names.
Contributor Archdeacon Rafiq Farah is an Anglican priest, formerly of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, now of the Anglican Church of Canada.
"First published 2003 by Melisende an imprint of Fox Communications and Publications, 39 Chelmsford Road, London E18 2PW". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliography of "Kenneth Cragg's Main Works": p.419-423.
A collection of essays published on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday to celebrate "the impact and very special contribution that Bishop Kenneth Cragg has made throughout his long life to the interpretation of Islam and to the religious landscape of the Middle East". -- inside front dust jacket.
Contents: From the Archbishop of Canterbury / Rowan Williams -- Foreword / David Thomas and Clare Amos -- List of Contributors -- Introduction / Clive Handford -- Dr. Kenneth Cragg as I Have Known Him / Kenneth E. Nolin -- Balancing Divergence and Convergence, or 'Is God the Author of Confusion ?' : An Essay on Kenneth Cragg / Jane I. Smith -- 'By Their Fruits Shall You Know Them' / Hassan B. Dehqanu-Tafti and Guli E. Francis-Dehqani -- The Purification Lane, Kenneth Cragg's Theological Relations to Islam Seen Through the Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Bard Maeland -- On Being a Guineapig / Judy and Sigvard von Sicard -- The Significance of 'The Call of the Minaret' for Christian Thinking About Islam / Hugh Goddard -- Singing of God's Incarnation / Richard I. Jones -- Serving at the Table of Jesus, Servant of Others / Clare Amos -- Kenneth Cragg's Understanding of Christian Mission to Islam / Christopher Lamb -- Poems of Yearning I / Najwa Farah -- Mary in the Qu'ran / David Marshall -- A Frivolous God ? (a-fa-hasibtum annama khalaqnakum 'abathan) / Mark N. Swanson -- Theology and the Arab Christian: the Case of the 'Melkite' Creed / Sidney H. Griffith -- Al-Ghazali's Benign Influence on Temple Gairdner / Michael T. Shelley -- Maronites and Missionaries: a Critical Appraisal of the Affairs of As'ad al-Shidyaq (1825-1829) / David Kerr -- The 'political equation' in Al-jihad fi al-Islam of Abu A'la Mawdudi (1903-1979) / Jan Slomp -- The Image of Jesus and Christianity in Shi'a Islam and Modern Iranian Thought / Anthony O'Mahony -- Hermits and Hierarchs / John Watson -- Poems of Yearning II / Najwa Farah -- The Use of Scripture in Discussions between Christians and Muslims / David Thomas -- Karbala and Cross: Christian-Muslim relations from the Perspective of Indian Shi'ite Preaching / Toby Howarth -- Love and Law in Christianity and Islam / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Speaking Truth in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue / Michael Prior -- Is There an Escape from the History of Christian-Muslim Relations ? / Jorgen S. Nielsen -- Islamic Charter for Germany / Christian W. Troll -- 'Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart ?': a Christian spiritual theology for dialogue with Muslims / Martin Forward -- An Agenda for Dialogue / Colin Chapman -- Pluralism and Interreligious Engagement: The Contexts of Dialogue / Douglas Pratt -- Kenneth Cragg's Main Works.
Colophon: Edited by Leonard Harrow. Printed in England by the St. Edmundsbury Press.
"This book is the fruit of two Christian-Muslim colloquia convened by the Office on Interreligious Relations of the World Council of Churches. .... Held in Switzerland (Geneva and Nyon) in December 1992 and November 1993, these colloquia discussed `Religion, Law and Society' in an attempt to broaden the scope of dialogue on Sharia'ah. Christians and Muslims were invited to re-examine the complex relation of their religions to society and state." -- Intro. p. xii.
Contents divided into five parts.
Contents: Introduction / Tarek Mitri -- Part I -- Typologies of Religion and State / Sheila McDonough -- Part II: -- Shari'ah and Modernity / Walid Saif -- The Implications of Shari'ah, Fiqh and Qanun in an Islamic State / Tayyib Z. Al-Abdin -- Shari'ah, Change and Plural Societies / Jorgen S. Nielsen -- Tashri (Process of Law-Making) in Islam / Asghar Ali Engineer -- Notes on Shari'ah, Fiqh and Ijtihad / Mokhtar Ihsan Aziz -- On the Urgency of Ijtihad / Khalid Ziadeh -- Part III -- Shari'ah and Religious Pluralism / Bert F. Breiner -- Islamic Shari'ah and the Status of Non-Muslims / Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani -- Muslim Minorities and Shari'ah in Europe / Ge Speelman -- Part IV -- Secularism and Religion / Mohammed Ben-Yunusa -- Religion and Secularization: Introductory Remarks from a Western-Christian Perspective / Heinz Klautke -- Secularism and Religion: Alternative Bases for the Quest for a Genuine Pluralism / Bert F. Breiner -- State, Religion and Laicite: The Western European Experience / Jorgen S. Nielsen -- Part V -- Human Rights and Islamic Revivalism / Walid Saif -- Differing Perceptions of Human Rights: Asian-African Interventions at the Human Rights Conference / Thomas Michel -- Contributors.
Editor is executive secretary in the WCC's Office on Interreligious Relations.
Contributor Bert F. Breiner is a priest in the Episcopal Church. Contributor Sheila McDonough is "professor in the department of religion at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada".