This, the fifty-first volume of Studies in Church History, takes as its theme 'Christianity and Religious Plurality'. The focus is on exploring the practical experience of Christians, who have often existed in a world of manifold belief systems and religious practices. Under the Presidency of Professor John Wolffe, the summer conference and winter volume brought together a fascinating series of lectures and communications, a selection of which are collected in this peer-reviewed volume. Three main areas of engagement emerge: contexts where Christianity was a minority faith, whether in the earliest years of the church, in the Mongol empire of the thirteenth century or under Ottoman rule in the fifteenth, or in contemporary Iraq, Egypt and Indonesia; responses to religious minorities in predominantly Christian societies, such as early-modern Malta or nineteenth- and twentieth-century London; and finally, Christian encounters with other religions in situations where no single tradition was obviously dominant. Offering an unusual perspective on Christian encounters with other faiths, this volume will appeal to students of religious studies and those interested in the cultural contexts in which Christianity has existed - and indeed continues to exist.
CHARLOTTE METHUEN is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.
ANDREW SPICER is Professor of Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University.
JOHN WOLFFE is Professor of Religious History at The Open University.
Contributors: GARETH ATKINS, ANGELA BERLIS, CLYDE BINFIELD, MARION BOWMAN, FRANS CIAPPARA, KRISTIAN GIRLING, BERNARD HAMILTON, A.
D. R. HAYES, W. M. JACOB, JOHN MAIDEN, JAMES T. PALMER, KONSTANTINOS PAPASTATHIS, NABIL MATAR, CHARLOTTE METHUEN, STUART MEWS, ARIANA PATEY, JONATHAN PHILLIPS, AMANDA POWER, MONA SIDDIQUI, BRIAN STANLEY, GUY STROUMSA, TODD M.
THOMPSON, CHRISTINE WALSH, PETER WEBSTER, MARTIN WELLINGS, JOHN WOLFFE, ANGELIKI ZIAKA