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The Crescent and the Cross
Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace
 
 
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30 Apr 1998
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This book is the product of dialogue between a group of leading British Muslim and Christian scholars concerned about the alleged danger to the 'West' of Islamic 'fundamentalism'. It analyses the ethical and legal principles, rooted in both traditions, underlying any use of armed force in the modern world. After chapters on the history, theology and laws of war as seen from both sides, the book applies its conclusions to (a) the 1990-91 Gulf War and (b) the Bosnian Conflict. It concludes that Huntington's 'Clash of Civilisations' thesis is a dangerous myth.


Description

This book is the product of dialogue between a group of leading British Muslim and Christian scholars concerned about the alleged danger to the 'West' of Islamic 'fundamentalism'. It analyses the ethical and legal principles, rooted in both traditions, underlying any use of armed force in the modern world. After chapters on the history, theology and laws of war as seen from both sides, the book applies its conclusions to (a) the 1990-91 Gulf War and (b) the Bosnian Conflict. It concludes that Huntington's 'Clash of Civilisations' thesis is a dangerous myth.


Contents

Foreword
Introduction (with List of Contributors)
Islam and Christianity: A Shared Heritage and History
Christian Perspectives on War and Peace
War and Peace in Islamic Law
Common and Divergent Themes in the Two Traditions
The Modern International Laws of War: Christian and Muslim Approaches Christian and Muslim Approaches to the Gulf War 1990-91
Humanitarian Intervention in the Bosnian Conflict
Conclusion
Index


Authors

HARFIYAH ABDEL HALEEM is a writer, editor, and information provider on Islam.

OLIVER RAMSBOTHAM is Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and Director of Research in the Centre for Conflict Resolution. His recent books include Choices: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Defence Options, Modernizing Nato's Nuclear Weapons, Beyond Deterrence: Britain, Germany and the New European Security Debate and Humanitarian Intervention in Contemporary Conflict.

SABA RISALUDDIN is President of the World Conference on Religions for Peace and Director of The Calamus Foundation.

BRIAN WICKER is Honorary Secretary of CCADD, Convenor of its Research Group, President of the Catholic Theological Association, Convenor of the Security and Disarmament Commission of Pax Christi International, and Vice-President of Pax Christi in Great Britain.