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10; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 78–79. 42 Hagemann, Christentum, 78. 43 Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and Remaking of World Order (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996). cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 17 Whether or not such classification by Huntington is correct is not a question this essay can address. The real question for me is whether or not it is more appropriate and important to discuss present and future world politics on the basis of religion, rather than culture and civilization.
2; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 75. Erich Meuthen “Der Fall von Konstantinopel und der lateinische Westen,” Historische Zeitschrift 237 (1983): 1–35. For Cusanus’s opinion on Tartars, see Kazuhiko Yamaki, “Shinko no Heiwa (De pace fidei),” Bunka Ronshu 23 (September, 2003): 1–21. K. , Shinko no Heiwa, (De pace fidei), 582. According to Cusanus, Buddhists were “idol worshipping Indians” (Yamaki, 597–598). De pace fidei, I, n. 6; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 35. cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 11 concluded that religions must seek harmony and mutual help through discussions and reciprocal understanding, rather than choosing to compete or reject each other.
The knowledge of Islam that he gained during his stay in Constantinople, and more specifically the Latin translations that he gathered during his travels, would help him later to express his theological reflections on the Fall of Constantinople. The first reflection, De pace fidei, written shortly after the fall, contained a fervent plea for peace between religions. In this fictitious dialogue between 3 I have recently explored this aspect further in my article “One Faith—Different Rites: Nicholas of Cusa’s New Awareness of Religious Pluralism,” in Understanding Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Religious Studies and Theology, ed.