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Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Alberto Tiburcio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book is a study on the history of polemical exchanges between Catholic missionaries and Muslim ʿulama in Safavid Iran. The book is centred around the figure of ʿAli Quli Jadid al-Islam, a ... More


Introduction: Intercommunality, Everyday Life, and Social Memory

Nicholas Doumanis

in Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its Destruction in Late-Ottoman Anatolia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199547043
eISBN:
9780191746215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547043.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The chapter introduces the concept of intercommunality, which refers to cultures of coexistence developed between religious or ethnic communities at the local level. These informal relationships were ... More


Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Taraneh Wilkinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441537
eISBN:
9781474464871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441537.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Discussions of Turkish Islam are still frequently dominated by political considerations and dualistic paradigms: modern vs. traditional, secular vs. religious. Yet there exists a body of Muslim ... More


The Profile of a Convert in Safavid Iran

Alberto Tiburcio

in Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the case of a Portuguese Augustinian missionary who converted to Islam in late seventeenth century Iran and worked as a court translator for the Shah, adopting the name of ... More


Jadid al-Islam and the Signs of the Prophecy

Alberto Tiburcio

in Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article situates Jadid al-Islam’s work within the context of the history of the genre of the “signs of the prophecy”. The chapter provides a general overview of the history as well as the tropes ... More


National Unity and the Dilemmas of Identity and History

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The national unity discourse has been the most important discourse through which Muslim-Christian relations are represented and negotiated in modern Egypt. Essential ingredients in the representation ... More


Introduction

Alberto Tiburcio

in Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction of the book discusses some of the reasons why the study of Muslim-Christians relations in Iran in the Safavid period has lagged behind when compared to studies of Christian ... More


Delineating Muslim-Christian Relations

Etty Terem

in Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787079
eISBN:
9780804790840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 4 focuses on the expansion of contact with foreigners as the growing disparity in power between Morocco and Europe became acute during the second half of the nineteenth century. It analyzes ... More


Mitigation, Management, and Resolution of Sectarianism under Mubarak

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter takes a micro-level look at the causes of communal violence against Copts: places of worship, the escalation of petty, non-sectarian disputes, and gender relations in which women are ... More


Televangelizing Muslims: Christian Satellite Television and Its Impact on Muslim–Christian Relations in Jordan

Jordan Denari Duffner

in Overcoming Orientalism: Essays in Honor of John L. Esposito

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190054151
eISBN:
9780190054182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054151.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, Arabic-language Christian television channels have proliferated rapidly, broadcasting their message across the airwaves of the Middle East. One ... More


The Rise of Sectarian Polemics

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In late Mubarak era witnessed an increasingly explosive feedback between public sectarian polemics and sectarian violence. An analysis shows that polemics were partly facilitated, by unsolved issues ... More


Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

After formally announcing his conversion to Islam in the late 1880s, the Liverpool lawyer William Henry Abdullah Quilliam publicly propagated his new faith and established the first community of ... More


Sufis as the Christians of the Umma

Alberto Tiburcio

in Muslim-Christian Polemics in Safavid Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474440462
eISBN:
9781474484657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440462.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Jadid al-Islam’s anti-Sufi positions, both within his anti-Christian polemics as well as in his treatise specifically devoted to Sufism. An overview of the history of Sufism ... More


The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Sebastian Elsasser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Part of the legacy of the Mubarak era (1980–2011) in Egypt is the unsettled state of Muslim-Christian relations and the increasing volatility of sectarian tensions, which also overshadowed the first ... More


Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why did non-Muslims convert to Islam during Muhammad’s life and under his immediate successors? How did Muslim historians portray these conversions? Why did their portrayals differ significantly? To ... More


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