By Jacques Waardenburg
Jacques Waardenburg writes approximately relatives among Muslims and adherents of alternative religions. After illuminating quite a few facets of Islam from an outdoor standpoint in his quantity "Islam" (published in 2002 by means of de Gruyter) his moment quantity adjustments the viewpoint: the writer indicates how Muslims perceived non-Muslims - really Christianity and "the West", but in addition Judaism and Asian religions - in lots of centuries of spiritual discussion and tensions. the main target is on Muslim minorities in Western international locations and on spiritual dialogues of which he offers first-hand wisdom via his participation in numerous very important discussion meetings.
After 50 years of analysis and private involvement, Waardenburg goals at a mutual knowing and reconciliation of Islam and different religions, relatively Christianity, either on a global point in addition to on a extra neighborhood point the place "old" and "new", Christian and Muslim Europeans reside together.
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