Current discussion of Islam in America tends toward two polar extremes. On one hand, some believe that Christianity is superior to Islam and that Muslims are warmongers. Conversely, others assert that all religions basically say the same thing and are peaceable. Theologian and critically acclaimed author Lee Camp argues that both these extremes are wrong.
He introduces Christian and Islamic views on war and peacemaking and examines Christian and non-Christian terrorism to help readers confront their own prejudices. Camp shatters misconceptions about religious violence, arguing that American Christians often opt for an ethic that has more in common with the story of Muhammad than with the story of Jesus. This book shows readers how to respond faithfully and intelligently to Muslims in today's world as well as to the New Atheists who suppose that all religion is inherently violent. It provides balanced teaching on war and peacemaking, offering hope for reconciliation in a post-9/11 world.
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"When does an astute theological inquiry become utterly engaging? When it opens each of us up to the gracious source of our own existence and lets the scales drop from our eyes. Lee Camp lets us see this process in him, thereby making it possible for us to adopt a new way of seeing. Read this book at your peril, for you will surely discover how entering into another faith tradition can enliven your own.
-David Burrell, CSC, Professor of Ethics and Development, Uganda Martyrs University
Lee Camp is courageous, and his courage is to believe that what Jesus taught is relevant today. The argument in this book is an old one with some surprising if not inflammatory twists. But the sad reason this book must be written is that Christians continue to ignore the One who said 'love your enemies.' Waging war and following Jesus are incompatible. Do we have the courage to hear and follow Jesus?
-Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University
Lee Camp knows Christianity is better than the worst things Christians have done, and he insists we must extend the same grace to Islam. Who Is My Enemy? is an invitation to start addressing the log in our own eye so we can more clearly see into the eyes of others.
Who Is My Enemy? is truly the best book I know for all Christians who want to be faithful to Jesus while figuring out how to relate to Islam. I hope everyone reads it in this time of testing. It is wonderfully written, wonderfully readable, wonderfully insightful, and wonderfully true. Glen Stassen, -Lewis B. Smedes, Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary