UMAYYAD CHRISTIANITY; John of Damascus as a contextual example of identity formation in Early Islam. Najib George Awad.

UMAYYAD CHRISTIANITY; John of Damascus as a contextual example of identity formation in Early Islam

Gordon Press, 2018. First edition. A study of the identity-formation process that the Christians of Syria-Palestine experienced during Umayyad Caliphate. It approaches this subject by using John of Damascus and his writings on Islam as a case-study. This provides an exhaustive study of the available historical data in order to stimulate some further thought on John of Damascus’s theology and legacy from a contextual and intercultural methodology. Such an examination has not yet been pursued in the scholarship of Byzantine Christianity during that era. Proceeding from a centralizing ‘context’, the monograph revisits John of Damascus’s legacy (and the Umayyad Christians’ identity-formation of that era) from the perspective of his historical, Islamic-Arabic context, and not from any assumed, metanarrative, common to contemporary pro-Byzantine theology scholars. Hard bound in new condition. Item #22124
ISBN: 9781463207571

472 pages.

Price: $170.00

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