What Kind of Friendship?
Christian Responses to Tariq Ramadan’s Call for Reform within Islam
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Some Christians fear that friendship with Muslims, other than as a precursor to missionary or apologetical activity, would betray their commitment to discipleship and risk compromising salvific truth. Wilson shows why such fears are misplaced, on what basis friendship can be built, and over which issues believers of both faiths can and should work together for the sake of God's world. A wonderfully wise and accessible example of theology, ethics, and shared humanity fostering harmony despite differences."
--John Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Christian Education, Liverpool Hope University and Visiting Professor of Theology and Education, Newman University
"Wilson engages thoroughly and with genuine insight into the appropriate Christian responses to Tariq Ramadan's Call for Reform within Islam. He demonstrates a mature wisdom in tackling the issues of how we as Christians relate to our Muslim friends. . . . This book enables the reader to have a good grounding in Muslim-Christian relations. It is a very well-written, honest, and vibrant contribution to better understanding Muslim-Christian perspectives. I highly recommend this book."
--Adrian Brixey, ECM International, Coordinator for Muslim and Migrant Ministry
"Wilson's book is an excellent review of the work of Tariq Ramadan, one of the most prominent scholars of Islam in Europe. Wilson makes an excellent attempt to interrupt Ramadan's work from a Christian perspective. I especially liked the comparisons the book makes between Ramadan's work and his use of Quranic verses and the Hadiths of the Prophet Mohammed PBUH, and what Wilson believes are the Christian equivalents."
--Kamal Mashjari, Cultural Manager, Al Ghazali Centre