The question I am asking in this bookDo we worship the same God?is already being addressed.
No simple, single answer has emerged. Yet the interplay of responses has been thoughtful and generous, indicating that, at least for right now, the discussion itself is more important than the answer.
from the Introduction
Are you a Catholic curious to learn more about Islam? What exactly do Muslims believe? How do those beliefs differ from your own? What do Muslims believe about Jesus? Mary? Satan? Creation? The Holy Spirit? Do we worship the same God?
In Do We Worship the Same God? Comparing the Bible and the Qur'an, George Dardess, a Christian expert on Islam, provides a wealth of information about the teachings of both Christianity and Islam to help readers themselves discern if Christians and Muslims worship the same God. He gives a brief introduction to the history of Islam, draws parallels between Jesus and the prophet Muhammad, and compares what the Bible and the Qur'an (the holy book of Islam) teach about creation, Satan, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, prayer, the Jihad, judgment, heaven and hell, and more.
In clear and easy-to-understand language, Dardess guides readers who want to engage in dialogue with Muslims on how to answer the question "Do we worship the same God?"a question of increasing importance since September 11. Chapters end with guided discussion questions.
GEORGE DARDESS is currently a member of both the Muslim-Catholic Alliance and the Commission on Muslim-Christian Relations in Rochester, New York. He gives retreats, lectures and courses on Islam throughout the United States and is a permanent deacon at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Rochester. He and his wife, Peggy Rosenthal, have one son and two granddaughters.
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