In Search of Understanding

Reflections on Christian Engagement with Muslims after Four Decades of Encounter

By Clinton Bennett

Foreword by Ataullah Siddiqui

In Search of Understanding

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  • ISBN: 9781532646553
  • Pages: 164
  • Publication Date: 10/4/2019
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In Search of Understanding

Reflections on Christian Engagement with Muslims after Four Decades of Encounter

By Clinton Bennett

Foreword by Ataullah Siddiqui

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532646553
  • Pages: 164
  • Publication Date: 10/4/2019
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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About-

Clinton Bennett reflects on four decades of engagement with Muslims and Christian-Muslim relations as a missionary, scholar, and interfaith activist. Set in the context of his personal story, chapters discuss a series of critical questions to the Christian-Muslim relationship reprising earlier writing. Bennett asks: can Christians appreciate the prophet Muhammad as a genuine messenger from God or is this theological treason? How might Christians respond to the Muslim claim that Jesus was a prophet and is not God incarnate? Can Christians with integrity regard the Qur’ān as a word from God, and is there any possibility of rapprochement on the issue of whether Jesus died on the cross? Focusing on the United States, Bennett also describes church-sponsored Christian-Muslim initiatives and offers suggestions on how Christians can rethink their ideas about Muslims and cooperate with them in peace and justice advocacy, and social and community development. Exploring some of the causes of Islamophobia, Bennett set out to challenge Christians to keep the commandment not to bear false witness against their Muslim neighbors.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Bennett’s treatment of the subject is never dull and is always rewarding. His handling of the issues central to Christian-Muslim relations reveals a reflective mind that is not satisfied with the soporific effects of ‘relaxed’ dialogue. He enquires, investigates, and challenges where necessary, and proposes new avenues in order to explore future relations.”

—Ataullah Siddiqui, The Markfield Institute of Higher Education



“Clinton Bennett's book surveys a lifetime's experience in Christian-Muslim relations. He writes wisely about many important and controversial issues, with insight and helpful suggestions. As important is the spirit of generosity and openness he shows, much needed in our divided and fractious world.”

—Martin Forward, Professor of History, Aurora University

Contributors-

Clinton Bennett
Ataullah Siddiqui

Bio(s)-

Clinton Bennett teaches religious studies at State University of New York at New Paltz and has authored, coauthored, edited, and coedited fifteen books.

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