Between Cross and Crescent: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Malcolm and Martin (BOK)

Lewis V. Baldwin, Amiri YaSin Al-Hadid

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A collaborative effort of Christian scholar Lewis Baldwin and Muslim scholar Amiri Al-Hadid, Between Cross and Crescent details the interconnections between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.: their faith claims, their perspectives on culture, and their visions of the ideal society and world. The authors reject two common tendencies: to reduce Malcolm and Martin to "misguided, angry Muslim imam" and "gentle, harmless Christian preacher" and to treat the two men as polar opposites. The result is the most comprehensive and detailed work in print about the two leaders and the first to bring together a Muslim and a Christian scholar in dialogue about their relationship to such significant issues. Particularly original are the insights into how Martin and Malcolm viewed each other, family and children, and women (an entire chapter is devoted to the "character of womanhood"). Of special importance is the skillful delineation of the historical and cultural forces underpinning the two leaders' religious and cultural perspectives - not the least being their common roots in traditions based in the American South. The authors also turn a careful scholar's eye to their perspectives on religion, interfaith dialogue, and the relationship between the African-American struggle and global liberation movements. There is no more detailed resource about the relationship between Martin King and Malcolm X. The depth of scholarship in this volume extends even to the extraordinary amount of information relegated to footnotes, themselves a gold mine of documentation for all readers interested in the interface between faith claims, politics, and social and cultural transformation.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Amiri YaSin Al-Hadid, Lewis V. Baldwin
ISBN 9780813024578
Antall sider 544 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 3,5cm
Vekt 807 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Anthony B. Pinn, Stephen W. Angell Emner og form Black & Asian studies, Christianity, Islam, Comparative religion, Religious & spiritual leaders