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Author(s): Rollin Armour

ISBN13: 9781570754074

ISBN10: 1570754071

Publisher: ORBIS BOOKS

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  • A much needed, discerning account of how the Christian and Islamic worlds have misunderstood each others ideals, traditions, and ways of life.

    Beginning with Muhammad and his historical and cultural context, this book recounts the tale of the thirteen-century-long encounter of Western and Islamic civilizations. Armour uses the best of contemporary research to show how events such as the Crusades and the Reconquista of Spain have indelibly shaped the mindset of the West toward Islam and vice versa. He reveals how the modern Western political and economic system - marked by the globalization of capitalism, technology, and science - has been perceived by the Islamic world as a Godless secular assault on all that is holy. He ends with the Arab-Israeli conflict and the events of 11 September 2001 as the latest concrete manifestations of the tragic encounter between the three "People of the Book."
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    This fact-filled book could not be more timely . . . I recommend it for all persons who wish to understand (and hopefully lessen) the growing hostilities between Western nations, particularly the US, and the Muslim world.

    - Dialogue and Alliance



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