Islam: Past, Present and Future

Islam: Past, Present and Future


For greater than twenty years the realm religions were a primary subject for Hans Küng. In books that have encouraged hundreds of thousands all through human society, he has pioneered paintings in the direction of a brand new discussion among cultures. during this terribly complete booklet, he supplies an in-depth account of Islam, the second one biggest global faith after Christianity. Describing paradigm shifts in its 1400-year background, outlining a number of the currents and surveying the positions of Islam at the pressing questions of the day, few present-day theologians can have written any such whole research. As in Küng’s prior experiences on Judaism (1991) and Christianity (1994), he specializes in the relevant ideas within the religion and seeks to teach the parallels among the monotheistic international religions. With specified research of the contents and that means of the Koran, he demanding situations the suggestion that folks of alternative religions are intrinsically adversarial. certainly, within the advent of this thought-provoking and robust e-book, he explicitly provides its message as being the antithesis of that of the influential conflict of Civilisations (1993), through Samuel Huntington. rather than offering Islam because the new ‘enemy’ in a publish chilly struggle international, and in regards to the present foreign state of affairs as a choice for extra rearmament and hatred, he means that a "peace among religions" is a prerequisite for "peace among nations". Informative, opinionated and tremendously well-constructed, this can be a masterpiece through the most important pupil in his box. In a global the place knowing of worldwide politics calls for a data of Islam, there is not any larger position to begin. Dr. Küng is President of the root for a world Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until eventually his retirement in 1996, he used to be Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical examine on the college of Tübingen. he's a pupil of theology and philosophy and a prolific author. He used to be lately named between international Affairs 100 Public Intellectuals

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