By Michæl Philip Penn

The first Christians to fulfill Muslims weren't Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople yet relatively Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. dwelling lower than Muslim rule from the 7th century to the current, Syriac Christians wrote the 1st and such a lot broad bills of Islam, describing a sophisticated set of spiritual and cultural exchanges now not reducible to the completely antagonistic.

via its serious introductions and new translations of this priceless old fabric, When Christians First Met Muslims permits students, scholars, and most of the people to discover the earliest interactions among what finally grew to become the world’s biggest religions, laying off new mild on Islamic background and Christian-Muslim relations.

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