A Comparison of Isl m and Christianity as Frameworks for Religious Life

A Comparison of Isl  m and Christianity as Frameworks for Religious Life
Author: Marshall G. S. Hodgson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comparison of Isl m and Christianity as Frameworks for Religious Life Book Excerpt:

Islam Christianity

Islam   Christianity
Author: Donald S. Tingle
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1985-12-13
ISBN: 9780877840732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Christianity Book Excerpt:

Donald S. Tingle compares Islam and Christianity, describes how Muslims view Christians, and discusses how Christian mission to the Muslim world is being undertaken.

Christianity Islam and Atheism

Christianity  Islam  and Atheism
Author: William Kilpatrick
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-30
ISBN: 1681490978
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity Islam and Atheism Book Excerpt:

For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Muhammad? Christianity, Islam, and Atheism argues that Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation and that in spite of 9 /11 and thousands of other terrorist attacks throughout the world, many in the West still do not know or admit this because it conflicts with their multiculturalism and their belief in the equivalence of all cultures and religions. To meet the challenge from Islam, Christians need to know more about the important differences between Islam and Christianity, yet many have been lulled into complacency by the misleading and largely unexamined assumption that the two religions are similar. The time that Christians spend in pursuing common ground is time that Islamic activists will use to press their radical agenda. In addition to challenging both the multicultural and common-ground approaches, William Kilpatrick also exposes the role played by atheists and secularists in advancing Islam. Despite paying lip service to freedom, radical secularists serve as enablers of radical Islam. The civil liberties that the West enjoys are the fruit of Christian civilization, Kilpatrick argues, and only a reawakened Christianity can defend them against Islam's advance.

The Truth of Islam and Christianity

The Truth of Islam and Christianity
Author: B.T.
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1490846816
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of Islam and Christianity Book Excerpt:

In this book, "The Truth of Islam and Christianity," I present the truth and facts about both religions. When I stood at the crossroads of both religions, I viewed them without any biases. Dear earnest reader, I leave the choice to you to discern and decide which way is better for your destiny. I request you to understand the truth and recognize it. While you are reading you will hear a still and soft voice to which you have to yield. Then only you will be benefited. May peace be upon you while you read this book!

Answering Islam

Answering Islam
Author: Norman L. Geisler,Abdul Saleeb
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-08-01
ISBN: 0801064309
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Answering Islam Book Excerpt:

A Christian apologist and a former Muslim compare Christianity with major tenets of Islam and give apologetic answers to prepare Christians for ministry in the Islamic context.

From Islam to Christianity Muhammad in the Bible Facts Or Fiction

From Islam to Christianity  Muhammad in the Bible Facts Or Fiction
Author: Abdullahi A
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2008-06-26
ISBN: 1409208338
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Islam to Christianity Muhammad in the Bible Facts Or Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to meet the daily challenges that most believers face when interacting with Muslims or Non-Christians in schools, offices, market places and other arenas of life. The purpose is not to ridicule any religious sect but to further tell the whole world that the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is more than just who some people think he is.(Matt 28:19-20)The book is structured in such a way that everyone can use it with ease. The Biblical verses are ordered so that anyone who desires to carryout the Great Commission can follow the verses step by step to lead a person to Christ. The Qur'anic verses are provided as tools for you to use when carrying out your evangelism to the Muslims. Many people have asked me questions on these areas knowing that I was once a Muslim so verses from both have been provided.I believe the details contained in this book will stir-up the hearts of many folks who lay their hands on it.God bless you richly

Islam Christianity and Tradition

Islam  Christianity and Tradition
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-12-22
ISBN: 0748630252
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Christianity and Tradition Book Excerpt:

Offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The idea of 'tradition' has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and Christianity, but both have cleaved at certain times to a supposedly 'golden age' of tradition from the past. The author suggests there has been a chain of thinkers from classical Islam to the twentieth century who share a common interest in ijtihad (or independent thinking). Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a focus for contrast and comparison, the author highlights the seemingly paradoxical harmony between tradition and itjihad in Islam.The author draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources including contemporary newspaper and journal

Communicating the Word

Communicating the Word
Author: David Marshall
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-11-17
ISBN: 1589018036
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating the Word Book Excerpt:

Communicating the Word is a record of the 2008 Building Bridges seminar, an annual dialogue between leading Christian and Muslim scholars convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Featuring the insights of internationally known Christian and Muslim scholars, the essays collected here focus attention on key scriptural texts but also engage with both classical and contemporary Islamic and Christian thought. Issues addressed include, among others, the different ways in which Christians and Muslims think of their scriptures as the “Word of God,” the possibilities and challenges of translating scripture, and the methods—and conflicts—involved in interpreting scripture in the past and today. In his concluding reflections, Archbishop Rowan Williams draws attention to a fundamental point emerging from these fascinating contributions: “Islam and Christianity alike give a high valuation to the conviction that God speaks to us. Grasping what that does and does not mean . . . is challenging theological work.”

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality
Author: Sunera Thobani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1350148113
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality Book Excerpt:

The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

Prophet Muhammad in The Bible

Prophet Muhammad in The Bible
Author: P.Zainul Abideen
Publsiher: Sanria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1310948453
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prophet Muhammad in The Bible Book Excerpt:

Many religions came into existence while many are dead. Among existing religions Islam and Christianity occupy top positions. These religions are followed in countries around the world. These two religions have different ideologies but share some common faith. Christianity believes Jesus was born without male intervention this faith is also shared by Islam. Christianity believes before Christ many prophets of God appeared. They were given revelations by God, Islam too accepts this. Islam believes Jesus as the mighty messenger of God. Christianity believes in after life. They believe their life in earth should be according to God’s laws .This will decide their eternal life, people will be rewarded heaven or hell. Islam seriously stresses on after life. These are some faith common between Islam and Christianity. But in some faith Christianity and Islam differs. Basic Christian faith is “Jesus was born of God”. Basic faith of Islam is: Allah was not begotten, nor does he beget, he does not have female companions, nor does he have relatives. Islam severely condemns this. Jesus was not the son of God in literal sense. Abraham, Moses and Jesus were prophets of God. Islam says Jesus was not the son of God but he was a prophet of God. “Adam sinned by disobeying God as a result his descendants were born sinners”. This is the basic belief of Christianity. Islam believes Adam sinned by disobeying God, But his sin was not passed to his descendants; a new born child does not inherit sin. This is another faith where Christianity differs from Islam. As humans are born sinners it becomes essential to sacrifice. Christianity believes that Jesus sacrificed himself for the sins of mankind. Bible says Jesus was unwilling to be sacrificed. But he was captured by his enemies and punished. Jesus cries “My God My God why have you forsaken me”. It clearly contradicts Bible’s view of Jesus self-sacrifice. Islam too takes this stand. Even if Jesus self-sacrificed himself, it would only be atonement for his sins and not the sins of mankind, this is Islam stand. No country will punish a son for his father’s crime. When men are intelligent enough to stop such laws is it reasonable to believe God would give such a law? Is God less intelligent than Man? This logical question is raised by Islam. These are major differences between Christianity and Islam. Islam believes revelations were given to the prophets of God but were manipulated by men. Islam believes some words of God are still retained in the Bible. There are many verses in the Bible which prophesies the arrival of Prophet Muhammad. These prophecies are found in Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible. The goal of this book is to prove prophet Muhammad (saw) was prophesized in Bible and he was a prophet sent by God to all mankind. If Christians read this book with an open heart they would inevitably conclude that Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a messenger sent by God. We pray that you might be guided into the truth.

Envisioning Islam

Envisioning Islam
Author: Michael Philip Penn
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN: 0812291441
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning Islam Book Excerpt:

The first Christians to encounter Islam were not Latin-speakers from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speakers from Constantinople but Mesopotamian Christians who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Under Muslim rule from the seventh century onward, Syriac Christians wrote the most extensive descriptions extant of early Islam. Seldom translated and often omitted from modern historical reconstructions, this vast body of texts reveals a complicated and evolving range of religious and cultural exchanges that took place from the seventh to the ninth century. The first book-length analysis of these earliest encounters, Envisioning Islam highlights the ways these neglected texts challenge the modern scholarly narrative of early Muslim conquests, rulers, and religious practice. Examining Syriac sources including letters, theological tracts, scientific treatises, and histories, Michael Philip Penn reveals a culture of substantial interreligious interaction in which the categorical boundaries between Christianity and Islam were more ambiguous than distinct. The diversity of ancient Syriac images of Islam, he demonstrates, revolutionizes our understanding of the early Islamic world and challenges widespread cultural assumptions about the history of exclusively hostile Christian-Muslim relations.

Reconciling Islam Christianity and Judaism

Reconciling Islam  Christianity and Judaism
Author: Terence Lovat,Robert Crotty
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2015-02-23
ISBN: 3319155482
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconciling Islam Christianity and Judaism Book Excerpt:

At the present time, when so-called Islamic radicalism, terrorism and Jihadism occupy major media space, with Islam often depicted as the main culprit, the book attempts a tour de force. It proposes that Islam is as much victim as culprit in the history that has led to the current hostility. This is because the common claims of both mainstream and radical Islam that Islam represents the high point of the Abrahamic tradition, and therefore a purification of Judaism and Christianity, have been largely ignored, misunderstood or blatantly rejected by these faiths and therefore by ‘the West’ in general. This rejection has effectively rendered Islam as the poor cousin, if not the illegitimate sibling, of the tradition. In turn, this has created long-term resentment and hostility within Islam as well as robbed the ‘Judaeo-Christian West’ of a rich, inter-faith understanding of the wider Abrahamic tradition. The book explores these claims through textual, historical and theological analyses, proposing that many of them stand up better to critical scrutiny than has been commonly acknowledged. It further proposes that seeing Islam in this way has potential to re-awaken its self-understanding as a leader of accord among the Abrahamic faiths, of the kind that characterized the era of Convivencia when, in medieval Spain, Islam constructed and contributed to advanced civilizations characterized by relatively harmonious co-existence between Muslims, Christians and Jews. The book focuses on the role that a more respected and self-confident Islam could play in forging enhanced inter-faith relations in a world that desperately needs them as it struggles to understand and deal with modern and particularly vicious forms of radical Islamism.

Islam Or Christianity

Islam Or Christianity
Author: C. Hore
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 9781484803967
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Or Christianity Book Excerpt:

This nonfiction book is a compare-contrast view on Christianity and Islam, detailing the similarities and differences in the two faiths through 850 researched reasons, provided by the author. The author brought to bear his quantitative and analytical mind (being a chartered accountant and auditor by profession) to give the world a classic in religious comparative study manual. "850 REASONS WHY WE MAKE OUR CHOICE," is a strong Christian apologetics and it is unique in style, in presentation and in reasoning. In it, the author seeks to expose both faiths to readers so, readers can decide on their own faith, but also shows the inconsistencies in the Islamic faith in accordance with central truths expressed in the Bible. The author's lengthy introduction (in Chapter One) is an appropriate way to approach the controversial topic and provides adequate information to readers so that their minds can ponder on the subject before reading the author's 850 reasons. The excerpts from the Bible and the Quran provided throughout the book will give helpful comparison opportunities to the readers to see the similarities and differences of the two texts. Some readers may not have ever read the Quran, so Quran text excerpts are necessary tools that will help readers stay involved in the book's discussion. Given the amount of information the author wants to give readers on the subject, the author provides interesting and insightful ways to display his knowledge of the faiths for the readers. Some examples include the A-Z list of reasons, questions for Muslims to answer and what each book of the Bible says about Jesus, all to keep readers motivated and engaged in the discussion with the summary of choices one may have to make after reading the book. The author earnestly urges Christians, Muslims and members of other religious bodies to read this thought-provoking book because they will definitely find the 850 reasons, prima-facie suitable for decision making towards their journey to eternal bliss. Thus, this book is a sine qua non to students of comparative religion, a resource material and morale booster to Christians/Muslims, as well as to everyone who sincerely desires to know the truth about the two faiths. Overall, the book is a unique view on the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam. Readers will learn more about Islam while seeing the inconsistencies the faith has with Christianity today. It is, indeed, a 'must read.' .

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam
Author: Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Publsiher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN: 086037419X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam Book Excerpt:

Of the many books explaining Islam, few specifically address the concerns and questions of those from a Christian background. Moreover, the commonalities between the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—are too often ignored. Set out in an easy and informative question-and-answer format, the book addresses the specific theological points of agreement and difference between Christianity and Islam, explains the core religious beliefs and practices of Islam, and answers today's most common questions of Islam and Muslims in an age when there is much conflict and misunderstanding. Islam is best judged not by the limitations and transgressions of its most extreme, ignorant, and outlandish followers, but by the example of its moderate majority, and Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood presents this introduction to the theology and practice of Islam in an attempt to explore some of the false impressions that surround it. Table of Contents: Section 1: The Religious Beliefs of Islam Explained Section 2: the Religious Duties of Islam Explained Section 3: Miscellaneous Questions Section 4: Christianity and Islam Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood gained an honors degree in Christian Theology from the University of Hull in 1963 and then taught religious studies at various state schools until her retirement in 1996. She converted to Islam in 1986 and now lectures and writes on Islam.

Islam and Christianity

Islam and Christianity
Author: Ulfat Aziz-us-Samad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Christianity Book Excerpt:

God of Battles

God of Battles
Author: Peter Partner
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780691002354
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God of Battles Book Excerpt:

Peter Partner shows how the ideal of the crusade, "God's War", came to permeate medieval Christendom, and how it influenced later Western societies. Above all, this book examines the fear that Islamic fundamentalism excites in the west and warns against allowing crusading war propaganda to affect our judgment today. 24 illustrations. Maps.

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam
Author: Kelly Bulkeley,Kate Adams,Patricia M Davis
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN: 0813548241
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming in Christianity and Islam Book Excerpt:

Throughout history to the present day, religion has ideologically fueled wars, conquests, and persecutions. Christianity and Islam, the world's largest and geopolitically powerful faiths, are often positioned as mortal enemies locked in an apocalyptic "clash of civilizations." Rarely are similarities addressed. Dreaming in Christianity and Islam, the first book to explore dreaming in these religions through original essays, fills this void. The editors reach a plateau by focusing on how studying dreams reveals new aspects of social and political reality. International scholars document the impact of dreams on sacred texts, mystical experiences, therapeutic practices, and doctrinal controversies.

Islam Considered

Islam Considered
Author: Margot Patterson
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780814619155
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Considered Book Excerpt:

What do Muslims believe? Why do they pray five times a day, and what do these prayers mean? Are the conflicts between the Middle East and West truly reflective of a holy war? Christians are only beginning to understand Islam and the people who practice it. The media is full of images of fundamentalist extremists, violence and war, constantly blurring political and historical situations with religious identity. But the very word Islam is based on a root (s-l-m) related to the Hebrew word shalom, meaning peace. Allah is the Arabic name for the God of Muslims, Jews, and Christians. In diverse cultural contexts, Muslims pray and worship God and attempt to follow the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, just as Jews and Christians attempt to follow their Scriptures. Islam Considered: A Christian View gives an overview of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and explains some of the sources of tension between the Middle East and the West. In this lively and readable book, Patterson points out the common roots and shared values of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and assists Christians in identifying the connections between all three of the great monotheistic religions. Margot Patterson is a journalist on the staff of the National Catholic Reporter.

The Crusades Christianity and Islam

The Crusades  Christianity  and Islam
Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0231146256
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Christianity and Islam Book Excerpt:

Claiming that many in the West lack a thorough understanding of crusading, Jonathan Riley-Smith explains why and where the Crusades were fought, identifies their architects, and shows how deeply their language and imagery were embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life.

Exegetical Crossroads

Exegetical Crossroads
Author: Georges Tamer,Regina Grundmann,Assaad Elias Kattan,Karl Pinggéra
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2017-12-18
ISBN: 3110562936
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exegetical Crossroads Book Excerpt:

The art of interpreting Holy Scriptures flourished throughout the culturally heterogeneous pre-modern Orient among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Different ways of interpretation developed within each religion not without considering the others. How were the interactions and how productive were they for the further development of these traditions? Have there been blurred spaces of scholarly activity that transcended sectarian borders? What was the role played by mutual influences in profiling the own tradition against the others? These and other related questions are critically treated in the present volume.