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Cross veneration in the medieval Islamic world : Christian identity and practice under Muslim rule, Charles Tieszen

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Cross veneration in the medieval Islamic world : Christian identity and practice under Muslim rule
Title
Cross veneration in the medieval Islamic world
Title remainder
Christian identity and practice under Muslim rule
Statement of responsibility
Charles Tieszen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most common religious practices among medieval Eastern Christian communities was their devotion to venerating crosses and crucifixes. Yet many of these communities existed in predominantly Islamic contexts, where the practice was subject to much criticism and often resulted in accusations of idolatry. How did Christians respond to these allegations? Why did they advocate the preservation of a practice that was often met with confusion or even contempt? To shed light onto these questions, Charles Tieszen looks at every known apologetic or polemical text written between the eighth and fourteenth centuries to include a relevant discussion. With sources taken from across the Mediterranean basin, Egypt, Syria and Palestine, the result is the first in-depth look at a key theological debate which lay at the heart of these communities' religious identities. By considering the perspectives of both Muslim and Christian authors, Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World also raises important questions concerning cross-cultural debate and exchange, and the development of Christianity and Islam in the medieval period. This is an important book that will shine much needed light onto Christian-Muslim relations, the nature of inter-faith debates and the wider issues facing the communities living across the Middle East during the medieval period
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BTCTA
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1978-
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Tieszen, Charles Lowell
Dewey number
246/.558
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BV160
  • BR1070.M628
  • BR1070.M328
LC item number
  • .T54 2017
  • T54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The early and medieval Islamic world
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  • Crosses
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Image (Theology)
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christianity
  • Crosses
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Image (Theology)
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Middle East
Label
Cross veneration in the medieval Islamic world : Christian identity and practice under Muslim rule, Charles Tieszen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
957747346
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781784536626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957747346
Label
Cross veneration in the medieval Islamic world : Christian identity and practice under Muslim rule, Charles Tieszen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
957747346
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781784536626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957747346

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