Reformation and Islam

A Stimulus Paper from the Conference for Islam Issues of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), 2016


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1 Introduction

2 Religious diversity at the time of the Reformation and today 9

3 Reformation perceptions of Islam

3.1 Martin Luther and the "Turks" - the historical context

3.2 "Turks," "Tatars" and "Mahometists" - Muslims in the Lutheran Confessions

3.3 Reformed Traditions 16Huldrych Zwingli 17Theodore Bibliander 17Heinrich Bullinger 18John Calvin

4 The task of redefining our theological relationship to Islam

5 Prospects


Literature and further material


Members of the executive committee from the Conference for Islam Issues of the EKD



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