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In recent years, the theological interest in Christian ┐Muslim dialogue has grown considerably. This has been influenced partly by the political climate in which the Islam-West debate has assumed a new significance but also by the expansion of Christian theology into dialogue with other faiths. How Islam and Christianity have approached each other theologically, often centring on the figure of Jesus Christ and Muhammad, is one of the most absorbing ways of understanding the challenge of interreligious relations or Christian-Muslim polemics. This book provides an indispensable reading and reference tool, showing how Muslim and Christian scholars have shaped the discourse on the varying interfaces between Christianity and Islam. The Reader presents a range of scholarly approaches to Christian-Muslim relations. It also includes selections of primary polemical material, focusing on critical and appreciative approaches to the Jesus/ Muhammad, Bible/Qur┐an and God question for Muslims and Christians. There is a substantial introduction and shorter introductions to each selection. The conclusion looks at current trends.