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The Crescent and the Cross

Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace



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This text is the product of dialogue between a group of leading British Muslim and Christian scholars concerned about the alleged danger to the West of Islamic fundamentalism. It analyzes the ethical and legal principles, rooted in both traditions, underlying any use of armed force in the modern world. After chapters on the history, theology and laws of war as seen from both sides, the book applies its conclusions to firstly, the 1990-91 Gulf War and secondly, the Bosnian conflict. It concludes that Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" thesis is a myth.

Author Biography

ZAKI BADAWI Principal, the Muslim College, London SIR HUGH BEACH retired General, the British Army DAVID FISHER Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence MUHAMMAD A.S. ABDEL HALEEM Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London REVEREND EDWIN ROBERTSON a Baptist Minister REVEREND PATRICK SOOKHDEO Director, International Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, London ROGER WILLIAMSON Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Board for Social Responsibility, Church of England General Synod the late SYDNEY BAILEY former Chairman and latterly Vice-President of CCADD ALI BIN GHANIM ALI-SHAHWANI AL-HAJRI member of the Shari'ah Higher Court in Qatar ABDUL ALI HAMID Muslim College REVEREND ANTHONY HARVEY Canon, Sub-Dean and Librarian, Westminster Abbey SIR ARTHUR HOCKADAY Chairman of the British Group of CCADD HAIFA JAWAD Senior Lecturer in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Westhill College, Birmingham GEORGE JOFFE Chatham House SALIM KEMAL Chair of Philosophy, University of Dundee ROBERT MARKUS Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham STANLEY HARAKAS Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline Massachusetts.
Release date NZ
April 30th, 1998
Edited by Abdel Haleem Harifyah Edited by Brian Wicker Edited by Oliver Ramsbotham Edited by Saba Risaluddin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XI, 234 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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