Issue 45, July 2005

Books in the WCC bookshop
WCC bookshop, PO BOX 2100,
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Tel. +41 22 791 63 78 / email


COOK David – Understanding Jihad
This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant to today’s events, unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of Jihad.
David Cook, is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University.
2005, 270 pp., CHF 34.50 (University of California Press)

PETERS F. E. - Islam / A guide for Jews and Christians
Entering Islam through the same biblical door Muhammad did, this book introduces readers with Christian or Jewish backgrounds to one of the world’s largest, most active, and – in the West – least understood religions.
F. E. Peters is professor of History, Religion, and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University.
2003, 300 pp., CHF 33.50 (Princeton University Press)

PRATT Douglas - The Challenge of Islam / Encounters in interfaith dialogue
Douglas Pratt offers distinctive perspectives that complement much other literature in the study of Islam and in particular of Christian-Muslim relations and the relation of Islam and the West.
Dr Pratt is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
2005, 270 pp., CHF 45.-- (Ashgate)

RAMBACHAN Anantanand, ARIEL Yaakov, PHELAN Patricia, MILLAY HUGHES Amanda (ed.), NELSON Amy – Five Voices Five Faiths / An Interfaith Primer
In this unique book about the major religious traditions of the world, a practitioner from each tradition – Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam – introduces the basics of his or her faith and participates in a conversation about the challenges of being faithful in the modern world.
Anantanand Rambachan is professor of Religion and Philosophy at Saint Olaf College in Minessota.
Yaakov Ariel grew up in Jerusalem and teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Patricia Phelan, Taitaku Sensei, is Abbess of the Chapel Hill Zen Buddhist temple and Zen meditation center in North Carolina.
Amanda Millay Hughes is Director of Special Projects at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Amy Nelson is a nationally recognized freelance radio journalist who lives in Durham, North Carolina.
2005, 144 pp., CHF 26.50 (26.50)

MOUTTAPA Jean – Un arabe face à Auschwitz / La mémoire partagée
…Emile Shoufani a lancé en 2002 une initiative unique, magnifique mais a priori irréalisable : un voyage judéo-arabe sur le site d’Auschwitz-Birkenau…
Ce voyage, intitulé “Mémoire pour la paix” a eu lieu en mai 2003, rassemblant plus de cinq cents personnes venues d’Israël, de France et de Belgique – juifs, musulmans, chrétiens ou non-croyants. Jean Mouttapa retrace les étapes de cette aventure collective.
2004, 300 pp., CHF 38.80 (Albin Michel)

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