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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

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.

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.

Religious Pluralism in Christian and Islamic Philosophy

Author: Adnan Aslan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113611002X
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The philosophy of religion and theology are related to the culture in which they have developed. These disciplines provide a source of values and vision to the cultures of which they are part, while at the same time they are delimited and defined by their cultures. This book compares the ideas of two contemporary philosophers, John Hick and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, on the issues of religion, religions, the concept of the ultimate reality, and the notion of sacred knowledge. On a broader level, it compares two world-views: the one formed by Western Christian culture, which is religious in intention but secular in essence; the other Islamic, formed through the assimilation of traditional wisdom, which is turned against the norms of secular culture and is thus religious both in intention and essence.

Islam Muslims

Author: Mark Sedgwick
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1941176089
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Introduces Western readers to the fundamentals of Islam and to how Muslims apply religious teachings to their everyday lives.

Evangelicals and Israel

Author: Stephen Spector
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887942
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Most observers explain evangelical Christians' bedrock support for Israel as stemming from the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to the Holy Land as a precondition for the second coming of Christ. But the real reasons, argues Stephen Spector, are far more complicated. In Evangelicals and Israel, Spector delves deeply into the Christian Zionist movement, mining information from original interviews, web sites, publications, news reports, survey research, worship services, and interfaith conferences, to provide a surprising look at the sources of evangelical support for Israel. Israel is God's prophetic clock for many evangelicals - irrefutable proof that prophecy is true and coming to pass in our lifetime. But Spector goes beyond end-times theology to find a complex set of motivations behind Israel-evangelical relations. These include the promise of God's blessing for those who bless the Jews; gratitude to Jews for establishing the foundations of Christianity; remorse for the Chu

Christianity Islam and Liberal Democracy

Author: Robert A. Dowd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190225211
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Based largely on research conducted in Nigeria, and to a lesser extent on other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, this book points to qualitative data (id est narrative accounts of events and in-depth interviews) and quantitative data (id est mass survey research) to suggest that Christian and Islamic religious communities tend to become more conducive to actions and attitudes compatible with liberal democracy in religiously diverse and integrated settings than in religiously homogeneous settings or religiously diverse settings that are highly segregated along religious lines.