Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, 1st Edition

  • Matthew Kaemingk
  • James K. A. Smith
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449520
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449526
  • DDC: 261.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 338 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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In the last fifty years, millions of Muslims have migrated to Europe and North America. Their arrival has ignited a series of fierce public debates on both sides of the Atlantic about religious freedom and tolerance, terrorism and security, gender and race, and much more. How can Christians best respond to this situation? In this book, theologian and ethicist Matthew Kaemingk offers a thought-provoking Christian perspective on the growing debates over Muslim presence in the West. Rejecting both fearful nationalism and romantic multiculturalism, Kaemingk makes the case for a third way—a Christian pluralism that is committed to both the historic Christian faith and the public rights, dignity, and freedom of Islam.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Introduction: My Enemy, Too.
Mecca and Amsterdam: A Case Study.
1: The Myth of Multiculturalism.
2: Marginalizing Islam.
3: Interlude: A Christian Defense of Islam?.
Christian Pluralism: A History.
4: The Emergence of Christian Pluralism.
5: Kuyper's Deconstruction of Uniformity.
6: Kuyper's Construction of Plurality.
7: Interlude: Beyond Kuyper.
Christian Pluralism: A Future.
8: Pluralism and Christ.
9: Pluralism and Worship.
10: Pluralism and Action.
Islam and Christian Pluralism in America.
11: Islam and Christianity in America.
12: Muslim Spaces in America.
13: American Evangelicals and Islam: The Pluralist Option.
Epilogue: The Politics of Holy Week.