The destination for history

Islam and the West

By Christopher J Walker

9780750994149

ISBN: 9780750994149

Published: 14-05-2020


Islam and the West

By Christopher J Walker

ISBN: 9780750994149

Published: 14-05-2020

About This Book

We have rapidly grown used to the idea, particularly since the declaration of a worldwide war on terrorism, that between Islam and the West there exists a deep historical and ideological gulf. Christopher J. Walker turns such accepted views on their head and paints instead a picture of two belief systems that have a long history of toleration and mutual influence. Indeed, Islam has given a great deal to civilisation: essentially modern notions of free enquiry, rational experimentation, rational experimentation and the independence of science from religious authority are legacies of the Islamic world. Islam and the West is a thought-provoking study covering some of the cardinal encounters between Islamic and Western countries.

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