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Islam : an introduction for Christians

Author: Paul Varo Martinson; Stefanie Ormsby Cox
Publisher: Minneapolis : Augsburg, ©1994.
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"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 Quran, Muhammad, beliefs about God, justice and the law, women and family, and death and eternal life. Part 2  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Varo Martinson; Stefanie Ormsby Cox
ISBN: 080662583X 9780806625836
OCLC Number: 29754906
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Everyday Encounters between Christians and Muslims ----
Part I. Islam --
Faith and Life. 1. The Quran ---
2. Muhammad ---
3. The Five Pillars of Islam. The First Two: Testimony and Prayer ---
4. The Five Pillars of Islam. The Next Three: Fasting, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage ---
5. Justice and Law ---
6. Woman and Family ---
7. Death and Eternal Life, Dying and Burial ----
Part II. Islam in North America. 8. How Islam Came to North America ---
9. Self-Understanding and Place in Society ---
10. Relations with the Christian Community ----
Part III. Islam --
Movements and Emphases. 11. The Shiites ---
12. Mysticism and Sufism ---
13. Religion, State, Society ---
14. Groups in Islam ---
15. Islam and the Modern Age ----
Part IV. Islam and Christianity. 16. Christian-Islamic Encounters in History ---
17. Jerusalem --
The City of Three Faiths ---
18. Marriages between Christians and Muslims ---
19. The Bible and the Quran ---
20. Jesus in Islam ----
Part V. Islam --
A Christian Appreciation. 21. The Witness of Faith ---
22. A Christian Evaluation of Islam ----
Appendices. Chronology ---
Islamic and Christian Holiday Calendar ---
Index and Glossary of Terms ---
Index of Quran Passages ---
Index of Biblical Passages ---
Brief Bibliography on Islam ---
Organizations.
Other Titles: Was jeder vom Islam wissen muss.
Responsibility: Paul Varo Martinson, editor ; translated by Stefanie Ormsby Cox.

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"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 Quran, 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 Quran, 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."--Jacket.

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