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Tradition and Modernity

Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Edited by David Marshall
Tradition and Modernity focuses on how Christians and Muslims connect their traditions to modernity, looking especially at understandings of history, changing patterns of authority, and approaches to freedom. The volume includes a selection of relevant texts from 19th- and 20th-century thinkers, from John Henry Newman to Tariq Ramadan, accompanied by illuminating commentaries.

About the Author

The Reverend Dr. David Marshall is the academic director of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Building Bridges seminar and a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

Reviews

"Indispensable reading for all those with an interest in contemporary Christianity and Islam."—Church Times

"This book engages not only scholars, but also all believers who care about the future of humanity and the role religion has in contributing to a better coexistence and cooperation between different cultures and ideologies."—Islamochristiana

Endorsements

"Any serious discussion of the relations between tradition and modernity, and of the many ways in which these may be construed and pursued within faiths which between them comprise half of humanity, is genuinely important. But more than that, this book is an education in modes of thinking outside the individualistic positivist paradigm and an introduction to the special character of the dialogue between theology and historical sociology as disciplines sharing similar hermeneutic problems."—David Martin, Fellow of the British Academy and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

"The relation of ancient sacred traditions to modernity has been central and sometimes deeply troubling for all religions. These timely and searching essays reflect on that relationship with learning, imagination, and openness. It is indispensable reading for all those concerned with contemporary Christianity and Islam."—Gavin D'Costa, professor of Catholic theology, University of Bristol

Georgetown University Press

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