The Call of the Minaret

By: Cragg, Kenneth

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Spine lightly creased, wrappers and pages faintly toned. 1972 Trade Paperback. xv, 376 pp. 'From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.' First published in 1956, The Call of the Minaret remains one of the most acclaimed works in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new material including an updated bibliography. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin's haunting cry, considering prophethood, prayer, politics and community to present a more complete understanding of Islam. It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike. Drawing upon both scholarship and his own abiding spirituality, Kenneth Cragg's study of the two faiths pays homage to both, drawing them out of the shadows of enmity and into the light of mutual understanding.

Title: The Call of the Minaret

Author: Cragg, Kenneth

Categories: Islam, Middle Eastern,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: A Galaxy Book/Oxford University Press: 1972

ISBN Number: 0195007093

ISBN Number 13: 9780195007091

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2291511

Keywords: RELIGION RELIGIOUS ISLAM MIDDLE EAST MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY MUSLIM ISLAMISM,