THEO 307. Christian-Muslim Relations: Past, Present & Future

This course examines the historical, social and theological dimensions of Christian-Muslim relations from the advent of Islam to the current day. The first part of the course addresses questions such as: How have Christians and Muslims viewed each others' faiths over the centuries? To what extent have their relations been characterized by harmony and cooperation, or by strife and discord? How have these relations changed and why? In the second part, we examine contemporary theological questions, perspectives, and debates arising from this historical interaction.  We will also address inter-religious dialogue in the United States, and the future of Christian-Muslim relations.
Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: THEO 202.