American Christians and Islam:Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to theAge of Terrorism

Before September 2001, many Americans may have believed that Islam and Christianity had gotten along peaceably since 1400 or so. In American Christians and Islam, Thomas Kidd demonstrates otherwise, taking us through the American centuries and showing us a consistent conversation among conservative Protestant Chris tians about Muslims—though not with them. Kidd explains that his book is not “about Islam itself. It is about American Christians and the views they produced about Islam.”


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