Appropriately designed to give an introductory overview of the encounter of Christianity and Islam...He approaches the subject as a historian of religion with sensitivity to the civilizational character of the Christian-Muslim encounter—i.e. an encounter in which 'religious' aspects must be set in a wider discussion of social, economic, political, and religious factors. (David Kerr, University of Edinburgh)
This overview…for general readers succeeds admirably. … Goddard’s book is an excellent introduction to Christian-Muslim relations. (Thomas Burman Journal of Religion
Excellent summaries of contemporary interreligious dialogue and of thinkers from both religions who have demonstrated an interest in the other. (Gregory J. Miller Religious Studies Review
About the Author
Hugh Goddard is reader in Islamic theology at the University of Nottingham and author of Christians and Muslims: From Double Standards to Mutual Understanding and Muslim Perceptions of Christianity.