Islam

Past, Present and Future

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About The Book

The world's most renowned theologian turns his attention to Islam

For more than two decades the world's religions have been a central topic for Hans Kung. In books that have inspired millions throughout the world, he has pioneered work towards a new dialogue between cultures. Following bestselling volumes on Christianity and Judaism, here he turns his attention to Islam. Providing a masterful overview of Islam's 1,400-year history, Kung examines its fundamental beliefs and practices, outlines the major schools of thought, and surveys the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day. Deft, assured, and comprehensive, this is the only objective introduction to Islam by a renowned Christian theologian.

About The Author

Dr. Kung is President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until his retirement in 1996, he was Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tubingen. He is a scholar of theology and philosophy and a prolific writer.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (July 1, 2007)
  • Length: 1024 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851683772

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"This huge 1,000-page-book will give students, academics and general readers a very comprehensive study of its subject."

– The Bookseller

"The author’s magnum opus. Destined to become a seminal text."

– Library Journal

"This comprehensively researched, clearly structured and thought-provoking works is truly remarkable."

– Tablet

"An eminently political book" "Kung proves himself a masterful historian."

– Muslim World Book Review

"Kung proves himself a masterful historian."

– Muslim World Book Review

"An honest, balanced approach to Islam that endeavours to build bridges of dialogue between religions and races. This huge 1,000-page-book will give students, academics and general readers a very comprehensive study of its subject."

– The Bookseller

"The author’s magnum opus. Destined to become a seminal text."

– Library Journal

"Exactly what readers expect from Hans K

– U. S. Catholic

"This comprehensively researched, clearly structured and thought-provoking works is truly remarkable."

– Tablet

Interview with Kung with regards to his relationship with the Pope and Tony Blair. It mention the book and how he is building a dialogue between the 3 main world religions.

– The Sunday Times

"Required Reading not only for Kung’s many fans, but also for those of us who long to know more about Islam and Islamic practice"

– The Good Book Guide

"it contains insightful ideas and worthwhile commentary"

– Publishers Weekly

"A brilliant treatment of Islam and its beliefs by a brilliant theologian."

– The Washington Times

"It is a stimulating overview by an accomplished theologian that raises important questions for both Christians and Muslims. It also reveals a respect and sympathy for the spiritual and theological heritage of Islam other Christians writers should seek to emulate"

– Church of England Newspaper

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