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Syriac Churches Encountering Islam


Past Experiences and Future Perspectives


Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
The present volume includes the papers of the first PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum, which took place in Salzburg, Austria and concentrated on the Syriac Churches’ experiences with Islam. The papers in this volume survey the whole history of these two communities from the times of the Four Caliphs through the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ottoman periods. Topics include the personal status of Christians under Islam, the ecclesiastical response to the rise of Islam, the Indian experience and the present situation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-001-1
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Publication Date: Sep 7,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 265
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-001-1
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Since its foundation in 1964 by the late Cardinal Franz König, PRO ORIENTE (Austria) has focused on the relationships between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Christian Churches. In order to help the various churches of the Syriac tradition and to preserve their unique heritage which is of importance for the whole of Christianity, the Foundation edits the “PRO ORIENTE Studies in the Syriac Tradition”. A team of expert scholars from the various Syriac Churches – the “PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum” – advises and consults the Foundation to develop appropriate studies and helps to coordinate the research projects.

The present volume includes the papers of the first PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum, which took place in Salzburg/Austria and concentrated on the Syriac Churches’ experiences with Islam throughout history: the times of the Four Caliphs, the Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman periods were discussed as well as the Indian experience and the present situation. The book includes contributions by Sidney Griffith, Mor Gregorios Y. Ibrahim, Mar Mikhael al-Jamil, Karam Risk, Mar Louis Sako, Mar Bawai Soro, Martin Tamcke, Herman Teule, Baby Varghese, Dietmar W. Winkler, and Joseph Yacoub.

Since its foundation in 1964 by the late Cardinal Franz König, PRO ORIENTE (Austria) has focused on the relationships between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Christian Churches. In order to help the various churches of the Syriac tradition and to preserve their unique heritage which is of importance for the whole of Christianity, the Foundation edits the “PRO ORIENTE Studies in the Syriac Tradition”. A team of expert scholars from the various Syriac Churches – the “PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum” – advises and consults the Foundation to develop appropriate studies and helps to coordinate the research projects.

The present volume includes the papers of the first PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum, which took place in Salzburg/Austria and concentrated on the Syriac Churches’ experiences with Islam throughout history: the times of the Four Caliphs, the Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman periods were discussed as well as the Indian experience and the present situation. The book includes contributions by Sidney Griffith, Mor Gregorios Y. Ibrahim, Mar Mikhael al-Jamil, Karam Risk, Mar Louis Sako, Mar Bawai Soro, Martin Tamcke, Herman Teule, Baby Varghese, Dietmar W. Winkler, and Joseph Yacoub.

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Contributor Biography

Dietmar Winkler

Dietmar W. Winkler is Professor of Patristic Studies and History of Christianity, chair of the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History and Director of the Center for the Study of Eastern Christianity at the University of Salzburg/Austria, Member of the board of Pro Oriente (Vienna) and responsible theologian for the dialogue with the oriental churches, Scholarly director of “Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition”. Consultant of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (Vatican) and a member of the Vatican’s Delegation in the official “International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches”

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Preambles (page 7)
  • Cardinal Walter Kasper (page 8)
  • Archbishop Alois Kothgasser (page 9)
  • President Johann Marte (page 11)
  • Syriac Churches encountering Islam: Editors note (page 13)
  • I Islam in Syriac Sources (page 17)
    • Muslim-Christian dialogue in Syriac Sources (page 18)
  • II Syriac Churches in the Times of the Four Caliphs (page 25)
    • The Syriac-Speaking Churches and the Muslims in the Medinan Era of MuÐammad and the Four Caliphs (page 26)
  • III Syriac Churches in the Umayyad Period (661-750) (page 59)
    • The Syrian Churches during the Umayyad Era (page 60)
    • Christian Responses to Islam in the Umayyad Period (page 78)
  • IV Syriac Churches in the Abbasid Period (page 97)
    • The Contribution of Mesopotamian Christianity during theAbbasid Period (page 98)
    • The Interaction of Syriac Christianity and the Muslim World in the Period of the Syriac Renaissance (page 122)
  • V Syriac Churches in the Ottoman Period (page 141)
    • The Personal Status of Christians in the Ottoman Empire (page 142)
    • Syrian Churches encountering Islam in the Ottoman Period: Some Aspects (page 154)
  • VI The Indian Experience with Islam (page 169)
    • Christian-Muslim Relationships on the Malabar Coast (page 170)
  • VII Present Situation and Future Perspectives (page 183)
    • Christian Minorities in the Countries of the Middle East: A Glimpse to the Present situation and future Perspectives (page 184)
    • Relations between Christians and Muslims in Iraq … A brief Statement (page 231)
    • Culture and Coexistence in Syria (page 234)
    • Christians build a State … Lebanon (page 241)
  • VIII Appendices (page 251)
    • First PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum Final Report (page 252)
    • First PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum … Press Communiqué (page 257)
    • First PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum …Invited Participants Third meeting of the PRO ORIENTE Forum Syriacum in Aleppo … Press Release 2008 (page 261)
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