Christian-Muslim Relations

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 15051

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

Students will trace the historical development of relations between Christianity and Islam from their beginnings in the seventh century to the present day. They will study the teachings of the Qur'an about Christianity, the earliest Christian responses to the new faith, growing awareness and development in doctrinal positions, the impact of the Crusades, of the Ottoman advance into Europe and the Mediterranean and of Western colonialism, and new advances in mutual attitudes in the 20th century.

Teaching and learning methods

6x 2hr lectures, 5x 1hr lectures and 5x 1hr seminars