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By A. Siddiqui

The publication describes the problem of modernity confronted via Muslims and Christians and the difficulty of spiritual pluralism. It describes Muslims' encounters with Christianity within the first half this century and their participation in organised dialogues initiated through the church buildings within the moment part. It highlights their apprehensions and expectancies in discussion and problems with co-existence on the planet at the present time. The publication specializes in six widespread Muslim personalities who characterize a large spectrum of Muslim opinion and 3 foreign companies and their perspective in the direction of discussion.

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The Life and Work Movement, established in 1925 in Stockholm, was also one of the outcomes of the 1910 Edinburgh conference. The name states clearly the reason for its establishment - the implication of the Gospel for the daily life and work of men. The architect of this movement was Bishop Nathan Soderblom. ent concentrated its efforts on social and international relationships. The unjust industrial relations of the time compelled the Churches to take the side of the workers, especially as their cause was taken up by the socialists, thereby obviously marginalizing the religious groups.

By 1801, the French had retreated and the British, with the collaboration of the Turks, entered Egypt. But soon the Mamluk governor was deposed and replaced by Mehmet Ali (ruled 1805-49), who carried out a massive Europeanization of the administration. He implemented changes despite opposition from the Ulama, whose power was in decline and whose unity was shaken. The seat of Islamic learning in Egypt, al-Azhar, though respected, became increasingly peripheral. After Mehmet Ali, his son Said (ruled 1854-63) and grandson Isma'il (ruled 1863-79) modernized the education system and technological development and pursued a programme of active reform.

Some 800 delegates, representing over 50 denominations, gathered in London and launched the Evangelical Alliance. This historic move paved the way for further international assemblies and ecumenical movements and brought renewed enthusiasm to the global Christian mission. These gatherings were also motivated by another factor. Modernist thinking was responsible for the secular outlook of society. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and Karl Marx (1818-1883) challenged fundamental beliefs about God and His creation.

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