Offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity.The idea of 'tradition' has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and Christianity, but both have cleaved at certain times to a supposedly 'golden age' of tradition from the past. The author suggests there has been a chain of thinkers from classical Islam to the twentieth century who share a common interest in ijtihad (or independent thinking). Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a ...

Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration 2006, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748623914