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American Christians and Islam - Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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American Christians and Islam - Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism (Paperback)

Thomas S. Kidd

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In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of America's Christian evangelicals have denounced Islam as a "demonic" and inherently violent religion, provoking frustration among other Christian conservatives who wish to present a more appealing message to the world's Muslims. Yet as Thomas Kidd reveals in this sobering book, the conflicted views expressed by today's evangelicals have deep roots in American history.

Tracing Islam's role in the popular imagination of American Christians from the colonial period to today, Kidd demonstrates that Protestant evangelicals have viewed Islam as a global threat--while also actively seeking to convert Muslims to the Christian faith--since the nation's founding. He shows how accounts of "Mahometan" despotism and lurid stories of European enslavement by Barbary pirates fueled early evangelicals' fears concerning Islam, and describes the growing conservatism of American missions to Muslim lands up through the post-World War II era. Kidd exposes American Christians' anxieties about an internal Islamic threat from groups like the Nation of Islam in the 1960s and America's immigrant Muslim population today, and he demonstrates why Islam has become central to evangelical "end-times" narratives. Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world.

"American Christians and Islam" is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the mounting tensions between Christians and Muslims today.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2013
First published: 2008
Authors: Thomas S. Kidd
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16230-0
Barcode: 9780691162300
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-691-16230-1

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