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When Christians First Met Muslims: New translations and scholarship on the earliest interactions between Christians and Muslims

Michael Philip Penn, Professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College, has just published a new book on early Christian Muslim interactions and the overlooked history of Middle Eastern Christians.

Penn identifies a critical problem in seventh century scholarship; Christian studies focus on western Christians, and Muslim studies focus on the writings of Muslims. For the first centuries of the Islamic Empire, the population was predominantly Middle Eastern Christians, and Penn’s scholarship is focused on how their impressions of Muslims and Islam contributed to Christian […]

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