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Islam: An Introduction for Christians

Islam: An Introduction for ChristiansIslam: An Introduction for Christians
These and many other questions are answered in this informative introduction to Islam. Christians of all denominations will find reliable and up-to-date information on Islam and its relationship to Christianity. The first part of the book surveys the faith and life of Islam, exploring the subjects of the Qur'an, Muhammad, beliefs about God, justice and the law, women and family, and death and eternal life. Part 2 tells about Islam in North America, both its early history and the current situation. Part 3 describes various groups and movements within Islam. Part 4 looks at Islam and Christianity, their encounters in history, the Bible and the Qur'an, and how Jesus is regarded by Muslims. Part 5 presents a Christian evaluation of Islam. Carefully researched and clearly written, Islam: An Introduction for Christians is an ideal book for both individual and group use.
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  • Depth 0.688
  • Format Paperback
  • Height 8.5
  • ISBN 9780806625836
  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Pages 264
  • Width 5.5
  • Publication Date Sep 1, 1994

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Foreword from the German Edition
Introduction: Everyday Encounters between Christians and Muslims

Part 1: Islam--Faith and Life

The Qur'an


The Five Pillars of Islam
The First Two: Testimony and Prayer

The Five Pillars of Islam
The Next Three: Fasting, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage

Justice and Law

Woman and Family

Death and Eternal Life, Dying and Burial

Part 2: Islam in North America by Paul Varo Martinson

How Islam Came to North America

Self-Understanding and Place in Society

Relations with the Christian Community

Part 3: Islam--Movements and Emphases

The Shi'ites

Mysticism and Sufism

Religion, State, Society

Groups in Islam

Islam and the Modern Age

Part 4: Islam and Christianity

Christian-Islamic Encounters in History

Jerusalem--The City of Three Faiths

Marriages between Christians and Muslims

The Bible and the Qur'an

Jesus in Islam

Part 5: Islam--A Christian Appreciation

The Witness of Faith

A Christian Evaluation of Islam

Islam and Christian Holiday Calender
Index and Glossary of Terms
Index of Qur'an Passages
Index of Biblical Passages
Brief Bibliography on Islam