Faith and Sword: A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict

Faith and Sword A Short History of Christian Muslim Conflict In today s tense geopolitical climate terrorist groups avow their allegiance to the Islamic faith in their edicts while the president of the United States undertakes controversial wars in Islamic na

  • Title: Faith and Sword: A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict
  • Author: Alan G. Jamieson
  • ISBN: 9781861892720
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In today s tense geopolitical climate, terrorist groups avow their allegiance to the Islamic faith in their edicts, while the president of the United States undertakes controversial wars in Islamic nations and openly refers to his Christian faith as a key component of his decision making With the recent surge in terrorist acts and military confrontations, as well as ever In today s tense geopolitical climate, terrorist groups avow their allegiance to the Islamic faith in their edicts, while the president of the United States undertakes controversial wars in Islamic nations and openly refers to his Christian faith as a key component of his decision making With the recent surge in terrorist acts and military confrontations, as well as ever strengthening fundamentalist ideologies on both sides, the Christian Muslim divide is perhaps visible than ever but it is not new Alan G Jamieson explores here the long and bloody history of the Christian Muslim conflict, revealing in his concise yet comprehensive study how deeply this ancient divide is interwoven with crucial events in world history Faith and Sword opens with the tumultuous first centuries of the conflict, examining the religious precepts that framed clashes between Christians and Muslims and that ultimately fueled the legendary Crusades Traversing the full breadth of the Arab lands and Christendom, Jamieson chronicles the turbulent saga from the Arab conquests of the seventh century to the rise of the powerful Ottoman Empire and its fall at the end of World War I Faith and Sword then explores the complex dynamics that emerged later in the twentieth century, as Christendom was transformed into the secular West and Islamic nations overthrew European colonialism to establish governments straddling modernity and religiosity.From the 1979 Iranian revolution to the Lebanon hostage crisis to the present day war in Iraq, Faith and Sword reveals the essence of this enduring struggle and its consequences.

    One thought on “Faith and Sword: A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict”

    1. Faith and sword, is supposed to be as described above as a short history of Christian-Muslim Conflict. From my own point of view, For the greatest part, it is a history of the West- East Conflict. Jamieson tried to fill in the gapes in the book by mentioning international history and nothing new was added in the conclusion so the content came really as weak and poor. An argumental title with weak content.2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars

    2. This was, first and foremost, incredibly informative. In my experience, everyone has an opinion about conflicts in the Middle East, and snippets of information about it, but never a whole picture, so Jamieson's brief and to-the-point overview was extremely needed and helpful--a sort of base to build further knowledge on. The writing style was clean and clear and usually (not always) devoid of any obvious bias, with honest attempts at providing a balanced point of view. And apparently Jamieson ha [...]

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