The Theology of Louis Massignon
Islam, Christ, and the Church
In The Theology of Louis Massignon, author Christian Krokus argues that Massignon's achievements in Christian-Muslim understanding, his activism on behalf of Muslim immigrants, refugees, and Middle Eastern Christians, as well as his developing understanding of Islam must be understood in the light of his Catholic convictions in relation to God, Christ, and the Church. With ample references to primary works, many translated into English for the first time, Krokus offers a comprehensive account of the main points of Massignon's religious thought that will prove essential to theologians and historians working on questions of Christian-Muslim dialogue, comparative theology, and religious pluralism. As global tensions between Christians and Muslims rise, the learned, religious, and humanizing vision of Louis Massignon is urgently needed.
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"The Theology of Louis Massignon provides extensive and insightful critical analyses of Massignon's experiential understanding and spiritual imitation of Christ in sacrificial love, particularly in relation to Muslims. The current crisis of the Muslim world and its impact on the relationship between Christians and Muslims make Christian Krokus's work all the more urgently relevant."—Patrick Laude, Georgetown University
"Christian Krokus has provided us with the first systematic exposition in English of the complex theological and spiritual significance of the thought of Louis Massignon, the great French Islamicist. In a time of rampant Islamophobia in the West, this book boldly proclaims the possibility of genuine Islamophilia as the only valid Christian approach to Muslims and their faith. I recommend this book with the greatest enthusiasm."—Patrick J. Ryan, SJ, Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University
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