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Obraz islamu w polskim czasopiśmiennictwie misyjnym
Islam in Polish missionary magazines

Author(s): Marcin Wrzos
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Islam studies
Published by: Verbinum
Keywords: Islam; Polish missionary magazines

Summary/Abstract: The essay presents an overview of the articles about Islam published in Polish missionary magazines since the end of the Second World War. There are nearly thirty missionary magazines, which can be divided into four categories: 1) low-circulation for general public; 2) high-circulation for general public; 3) popular science; 4) academic. The method of historical analysis leads to the following, general conclusions: Magazines targeted at general public treat Islam in a rather cursory manner. Their missiographics usually perceive it in a negative way, as a persecutor of Christianity. Popular science magazines tend to espouse more neutral beliefs. They publish monographs, comparative essays, articles about interreligious dialogue and missiographic essays. The most objective image of Islam can be found in academic publications.

  • Issue Year: 139/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 159-187
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Polish