What Do the Religions Say about Each Other

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Publisher: Sophia Perennis et Universalis
ISBN: 9781597310895
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As a result of Islamic terrorism many people - including some in high places - have quickly come to the conclusion that Islam is a religion of violence and, as such, is the sworn enemy of Christianity and the Western way of life. This may be understandable, but the matter is not quite so simple. This book provides the necessary historical background to the problem, and it does so by supplying a wealth of documentation which powerfully records the amicable and fruitful relations which, over the centuries, have repeatedly manifested themselves between Christianity and Islam. What has gone wrong now? Is it possible that this spirit, once so frequent, can again be recovered - in whole or even in part? On the evidence presented in this book, this would seem to be more than just a pious hope. The Old Testament says: "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee." This book copiously supplies the background knowledge that is needed for our understanding in this age of absurd, cruel, and apparently unending wars.

Men of a Single Book

Author: Mateus Soares de Azevedo
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1935493183
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In this groundbreaking work, award-winning Brazilian journalist Azevedo presents a frank and objective account of how the label of fundamentalism can be applied to religious and secular 'faiths' alike. In the 21st century, passionate and emotional attachment to a single point of view, and the rejection of all others, has become one of the main social, political, and religious issues, leading to conflicts around the globe.

What Does Islam Mean in Today s World

Author: William Stoddart
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1936597144
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The aim of this book is to argue that today traditional Christianity has nothing to fear from traditional Islam. In spite of appearances, the two ancient religions are really allies; they have common enemies and they are united in their opposition to all kinds of modern errors and immoralities, including materialism and secularism. Consequently, a true notion of Islam, and indeed of every complete and uncorrupted religion, is what the present book - taken in its entirety - is all about.

Universal Dimensions of Islam

Author: Patrick Laude
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1935493574
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This text provides a look into Islam as many writers delve into their own studies of faith, and how Islam and its culture can serve as a bridge connecting it to other faiths for a more understanding world.

Muslim Christian Dialogue

Author: Dr. Baagil
Publisher: khalid siddiqui
ISBN: 9788172313821
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This book was written by a Muslim author who believes "that in the Bible, Jesus never claimed to be God; that Jesus did not die on the cross; that the miracles performed by Jesus were also performed by many other prophets, and even disbelievers; and that Jesus prophesied the advent of the Prophet Muhammad. All of this and much more is detailed from the clear passages of the Bible."

Anti Semitism

Author: F. Schweitzer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 140397912X
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In this provocative book, Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that anti-semites have propagated throughout the centuries. Beginning with antiquity, and continuing into the present day, the authors explore the irrational fabrications that have led to numerous acts of violence and hatred against Jews. The book examines ancient and medieval myths central to the history of anti-semitism: Jews as 'Christ-killers', instruments of Satan, and ritual murderers of Christian children. It also explores the scapegoating of Jews in the modern world as conspirators bent on world domination; extortionists who manufactured the Holocaust as a hoax designed to gain reparation payments from Germany; and the leaders of the slave trade that put Africa in chains. No other book has focused its attention exclusively on a thematic discussion of historic and contemporary anti-semitic myths, covering such an expansive scope of time, and allowing for such a painstaking level of exemplification. Anti-semitism is an essential book that will serve as a corrective to bigotry, stereotype, and historical distortion.

Who is Allah

Author: Bruce B Lawrence
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474401791
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Engaging with the age old question of who is the God of Islam, Bruce B. Lawrence stakes out the historical nuance of Allah throughout the past 1500 years, from the earliest mention of his name to his appropriate by cyberspace.

Our God and Your God Is One

Author: Zagloul Kadah
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1933538716
Format: PDF
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In [i]Our God and Your God Is One[/i], Zagloul Kadah discusses the common origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-how the religions overlap and how they conflict with one another. Kadah presents compelling evidence for ties linking all three major, monotheistic religions.

American Christians and Islam

Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691186197
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In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of America's Christian evangelicals have denounced Islam as a "demonic" and inherently violent religion, provoking frustration among other Christian conservatives who wish to present a more appealing message to the world's Muslims. Yet as Thomas Kidd reveals in this sobering book, the conflicted views expressed by today's evangelicals have deep roots in American history. Tracing Islam's role in the popular imagination of American Christians from the colonial period to today, Kidd demonstrates that Protestant evangelicals have viewed Islam as a global threat--while also actively seeking to convert Muslims to the Christian faith--since the nation's founding. He shows how accounts of "Mahometan" despotism and lurid stories of European enslavement by Barbary pirates fueled early evangelicals' fears concerning Islam, and describes the growing conservatism of American missions to Muslim lands up through the post-World War II era. Kidd exposes American Christians' anxieties about an internal Islamic threat from groups like the Nation of Islam in the 1960s and America's immigrant Muslim population today, and he demonstrates why Islam has become central to evangelical "end-times" narratives. Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world. American Christians and Islam is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the mounting tensions between Christians and Muslims today.

Do We Worship the Same God

Author: Miroslav Volf
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866891
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.