Cross and Crescent Responding to the Challenge of Islam

ISBN-10: 0830834850

ISBN-13: 9780830834853

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Colin G. Chapman
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Description: Colin Chapman introduces Islam in its historical context, its theological assumptions and, most important, its common practice in the West. In this comprehensive, gracious introduction to Islam, you will meet the Muslims in your community and learn how to love these neighbors as yourself. A newly revised classic.

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List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 2/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Relating to Our Muslim Neighbors
Meeting face to face
Appreciating Islamic culture
Examining our attitudes
Understanding Islam
What is Islam?
Basic Muslim beliefs and practices
Muslims at prayer
The life of Muhammad
The Qur'an
Tradition (hadith and sunna)
Law (shari'a) and theology (kalam)
Sufism
Folk Islam or popular Islam
The spread and development of Islam
Branches and movements within Islam
Issues facing Muslims today
Women in Islam
"Islamic terrorism"
Entering Into Discussion and Dialogue
Questions and objections concerning Christian practice
Social and political issues
Questions and objections concerning Christian beliefs
Guidelines in discussion with Muslims
A deeper look at the main Muslim objections
Learning from the controversies of the past
Exploring dialogue
Facing Fundamental Issues
Theological questions
The Islamic view of Jesus
The qur'anic view of Christians
Crucial differences: the parting of the ways
Thinking biblically about Islam
Counting the cost of conversion
Facing the political challenge of Islam
Bearing Witness to Jesus
Natural openings in everyday life
Using the Bible
Starting from the Qur'an
Explaining Christian beliefs about Jesus
Some issues facing Christians today
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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