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For more than two decades the worlds religions have been a central topic for Hans Kng. In books that have inspired millions throughout the world, he has pioneered work towards a new dialogue between them. Following bestselling volumes on Christianity and Judaism, Kngs critically acclaimed guide to Islam is now available in paperback. Providing a masterful overview of Islams 1,400-year history, Kng examines its fundamental beliefs and practices, outlines the major schools of thought, and surveys the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day. Deft, assured, and comprehensive, this is a sympathetic assessment of Islam by a renowned Christian theologian. Dr. Kng is President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until his retirement in 1996, he was Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tbingen. He is a scholar of theology and philosophy and a prolific writer.