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.

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.

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.

Muslims and Christians Face to Face

Author: Kate Zebiri
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746873
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Kate Zebiri analyses modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to explore the issues central to Muslim-Christian relations.

Religion and Social Problems

Author: Titus Hjelm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136854126
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Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social problems. Contributors chart the relation between religion and social problems, exploring such case studies as the impact of religion on drugs and alcohol use among Muslims, the rising importance that religion is given in social policy, the role of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in tackling social problems in post-communist East Europe, and the contested role of religion in the national and international politics of contemporary Japan. Religion and Social Problems is a broad and path-breaking contribution to the fields of sociology of religion, sociology of social problems, and religious studies.

Christian Attitudes Towards the State of Israel

Author: Paul Charles Merkley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773521889
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To most evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, loyalty to Israel is a second patriotism, nurtured by the conviction that Israel's restoration is a part of God's plan for history. Mainstream Protestantism, however, champions Palestinian nationalism and, drawing on the rhetoric of the Middle East Council of Churches, does not hesitate to portray Israel as an oppressor.

A History of Christian Muslim Relations

Author: Hugh Goddard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566633400
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The relationship between the Christian and Muslim worlds has been a long and tortuous one. Over the course of the centuries the balance of power has swung in pendulum fashion at times the initiative seems to have lain with the Muslim community, with the Christian world simply being compelled to react to developments outside itself, while at other points the opposite has been true and Muslims have found themselves having to respond to Christian challenges in different forms. Today Christians and Muslims comprise the world's two largest religious communities. Although they can coexist fairly peacefully, at times they still engage in violent confrontation, such as in the recent conflicts in Bosnia and the Sudan. This book investigates the history of the relationships between Christians and Muslims over the centuries, from their initial encounters in the medieval period, when the Muslims were the dominant group, through to the modern period, when the balance of power seems to have been reversed. This much-needed overview of the Christian-Muslim encounter places the emphasis on the context within which perceptions and attitudes were worked out and provides a depth of historical insight to the complexities of current Christian-Muslim interactions on different continents."