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Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2002
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
The days when western Christians could ignore the influence of Islam are over. Today as never before, the worlds second largest religion is shaping our culture, and words such as jihad, imam, Quran, and fatwa have entered our vocabulary. While all Muslims are no more alike than all Christians are alike, there are certain fundamental beliefs that all Muslims hold in commonsome of which Christians would agree with, including belief in one true God. But is it the same God? How does the God of Muhammad differ from the God of Christianity? Written in a clear, passionate style that is conciliatory, balanced, and uncompromisingly biblical, this book describes and contrasts the distinctives of Christianity and Islam. Its author, a noted historian and theologian who has studied Islam for many years, writes with an eye on helping Christians better understand how to interact with Muslims. Beginning with an overview of Islamwhat it is and how it arosehere are fascinating and relevant insights on · the Five Pillars of Islam · the role of religious violence from the Crusades onward · the doctrine of the Trinity and the character of God · Christian and Muslim views of Jesus Christ and salvation · what Christians can learn from Muslims · how Christians can share Christ with their Muslim neighbors . . . and more
Timothy George (PhD, Harvard University) is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. An executive editor of Christianity Today, Dr. George has written more than twenty books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals.
MarvinAtlanta, GAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Question in Need of an AnswerOctober 3, 2014MarvinAtlanta, GAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book helps to explain the sometimes finer points of the argument about God between Muslims and Christians.
William Hand5 Stars Out Of 5September 3, 2010William HandDr. George always does a good job in integrating theology, history, and discipleship. Such skills and insight have given us a brief and very helpful summary of the critical issues distinguishing the Christian and Muslim understandings of God and his purposes for humankind. The reader who takes to heart George's message in this book should gain a basic understanding of Islam, a better understanding of the benefits of a proper understanding of the Trinity, and also an encouragement to a sensitive perseverance in loving interaction with Muslims.
Kn Hntn5 Stars Out Of 5June 26, 2007Kn HntnThe answer: "Yes, but. . ." This superb book calmly and gently unwraps a serious question that is foundational to our witness and sharing to Muslims. Timothy George is a master at presenting difficult theological dilemmas with challenging yet comprehensible explanations. Everyone seeking to relate redemptively to Muslims should read and meditate on this jewel of a book. Strongly recommended without reservation.
Michala5 Stars Out Of 5January 5, 2005MichalaA fine book to help understand the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. Includes good explanation of the Doctrine of the Trinity and other helpful information to consider when discussing faith with our Muslim friends, without being to technical or difficult to grasp. I highly recommmend this book.