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CONTENTS Preface Jacob Neusner PART ONE Defining the Terms 1. What Do We Mean by "Western Civilization"? William Scott Green 2. How Religion Is a Foundation of Western Civilization William Scott Green PART TWO Religions of the West 3. Judaism Jacob Neusner 4. Christianity: What It Is and How It Defines Western Civilization Bruce Chilton 5. Islam: What It Is and How It Defines Western Civilization Th. Emil Homerin PART THREE Historic Common Interests 6. Religion, Politics, Culture, Law, and Society A. Judaism: Alan J. Avery-Peck B. Christianity: Bruce Chilton C. Islam: Th. Emil Homerin 7. Philosophy: Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas Seymour Feldman 8. Mysticism as a Meeting Ground: Seeing the Unseen Elliot R. Wolfson PART FOUR Historic Encounters 9. Latin Christianity, the Crusades, and the Islamic Response James A. Brundage 10. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Spain from the Eighth to the fifteenth centuries Olivia Remie Constable 11. Christianity and Islam in the Balkans from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries Amila Buturovic 12. Zionism, Imperialism, and Nationalism A. Zionism: Jacob Neusner B. Christian Imperialism: Bruce Chilton C. Political Islam: Th. Emil Homerin PART FIVE Modernity and Religion in the West: Negotiating Change 13. The Modernization of Christianity Bruce Chilton 14. The Modernization of Judaism Jacob Neusner 15. The Modernization of Islam Th. Emil Homerin PART SIX Religion and Western Civilization in the Twenty-first Century 16. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Their Contemporary Encounters A. Judaism Addresses Christianity: Jon D. Levenson B. Christianity Meets Other Religions: Bruce Chilton C. Islam and Pluralism: Th. Emil Homerin TimeLine Compiled by Cory Berry-Whitlock List of contributors Endnotes Index
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Western countries -- Religion.