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  • Christian Zen Dialogue

    $29.00

    This book is an attempt to contribute to interfaith-dialogue initiatives spearheaded by the Catholic Church with Zen, one of the major and fast-growing spiritual traditions in East Asia. In recent years, the Catholic Church has emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue in its missionary activities and has encouraged all to take part actively. The number of conferences organized, discussions held, and articles written on interfaith dialogue has escalated. However, interfaith dialogue remains mostly in the realm of specialists. The majority of ordinary believers/laity have not yet become part of interfaith-dialogue activities. Many are unaware of such activities because often they don’t take place where ordinary people spend their daily lives. Others shy away because interfaith-dialogue activities are too specialized. But Joseph’s experience growing up in a multireligious context in India taught him that the participation of ordinary believers is necessary if interfaith dialogue is to achieve its intended results.

    Christian-Zen Dialogue focuses on narratives of faith in Christianity and Zen. Can these sacred stories–gospel stories of Jesus and Chan/Zen stories (K_ans)–be a starting point for dialogue between the two faiths? The book focuses on two aspects: First, what model of interfaith dialogue can help Catholics and Zen followers of all walks of life engage in faith dialogue while remaining in their own life situations? Second, how can they make use of the common elements found in their narratives of faith as the most appropriate starting point for dialogue between them? To achieve the intended results, Joseph applies the hermeneutic phenomenological approach of Paul Ricoeur.

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  • Muslim Majority : Folk Islam And The Seventy Percent

    $24.99

    Over seventy percent of Muslims worldwide practice folk Islam, a syncretistic mix of theologically orthodox Islam and traditional religious beliefs and practices native to their culture of origin. Unlike many published works on evangelism to Muslims, which argue for either apologetic or contualized bridge approaches that are often ineffective in reaching adherents of popular Islam, missiologist Robin Haddaway outlines a contextual approach that addresses the unique perspective of popular Islam. The Muslim Majority explains the differences between folk Is­lam and orthodox Islam, and then explores best practices for reaching folk Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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  • Nelsons Illustrated Guide To Religions

    $24.99

    Understand the Religions of the World from Christian Perspective and Be Equipped to Engage their Adherents

    Christians live their faith more than ever in a pluralistic religious context. How should a Christian respond to the complex spiritual alternatives available today? Are all religions the same? Does the New Age fulfill the second coming of Jesus? Is Sun Myung Moon sinless? Is Islam a religion of peace? Is Mormonism true? Is Scientology a religion? How does the Dalai Lama view Jesus? Do witches worship Satan? Is the pope infallible? These and other crucial issues are examined in Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions.

    Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. Key features include:
    *Historical information on each major religion with detailed timelines

    *Profiles of each group’s primary leaders

    *An inventory of key principles and beliefs of each religion

    *An analysis and critique of religions from a Christian perspective

    *Opinion and commentary on the controversial issues related to specific religious groups

    *Recommended resources- bibliographic information and extensive Internet sources for further study

    *New groups explored-including The Lord Is Our Righteousness Church and the Sold-Out Discipling Movement

    *Ten Tests for Truth in Religions-a set of multifaceted tests that Christians should apply when approaching the faith traditions of others-and their own faith

    This volume offers both description and evaluation of the hundreds of religions in today’s spiritual marketplace and provides basic data on the major world religions:
    *Baha’i
    *Buddhism
    *Christianity
    *Hinduism
    *Islam
    *Judaism
    *New Age
    *Sikhism.

    Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions also explores the major divisions within Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism) and provides an introduction to over twenty-five Protestant denominations. The book examines famous sectarian movements including: the Branch Davidian, Christian Scientist, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon, and Unification Church movements. The occult worlds of Witchcraft and Satanism are analyzed as well.

    In addition to basic information, the reader has access to critical analysis of the controversies that arise in the debates about various religious groups and leaders. The author addresses the new evangelical-Mormon dialogue, the Emergent Church controversy, Local

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  • Introducing World Religions

    $50.00

    This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions, including history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions. Charles Farhadian, a seasoned teacher and recognized expert on world religions, provides an empathetic account that both affirms Christian uniqueness and encourages openness to various religious traditions. His nuanced, ecumenical perspective enables readers to appreciate both Christianity and the world’s religions in new ways. The book highlights similarities, dissimilarities, and challenging issues for Christians and includes significant selections from sacred texts to enhance learning. Pedagogical features include sidebars, charts, key terms, an extensive glossary, illustrations, and about a dozen maps. This book is supplemented with helpful web materials for both students and professors through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources. Resources include self quizzes, discussion questions, additional further readings, a sample syllabus, and a test bank.

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  • Popular Handbook Of World Religions

    $24.99

    Your Guide to Understanding the World’s Most Prominent Religions

    Religion holds a commanding presence in our individual lives and in our communities. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about other faiths but weren’t sure where to start, The Harvest HandbookTM of World Religions is a clear and insightful guide to understanding and interacting with followers of the top belief systems globally, from Atheism to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, Jainism to Sikhism, along with many others.

    This compilation from today’s religious scholars, including Dr. John Ferrer, Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. R. Douglas Geivett, and Dr. Ron Rhodes, will help you learn the basics of each belief system and how they are lived out in contemporary culture. You will also discover how the tenents of each faith compare with those of Christianity.

    Whether you seek to understand other religions or want to find ways to engage with people of another belief system, this ready-friendly guide will equip you to distinguish various religions around the world and more effectively convey the gospel message to people of other faiths.

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  • Universe Next Door

    $32.00

    For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world:

    *theism
    *deism
    *naturalism
    *Marxism
    *nihilism
    *existentialism
    *Eastern monism
    *New Age philosophy
    *postmodernism
    *Islam

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  • Jesus Through Muslim Eyes

    $27.99

    Muslims and Christians both love Jesus. This is because Islam and Christianity agree on many of the extraordinary claims about his earthly and heavenly life. Beyond these agreements, however, the Jesus of Islam points down a different road to that of Christianity. The Muslim Jesus wants to you to be a better person by walking a road of passionate devotion to God; the Christian Jesus wants you to be a whole new person by joining him on a road to crucifixion and resurrection. Richard Shumack calls for Muslims and Christians to embrace constructive disagreement about Jesus as the best way to both religious peace and eternal truth.

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  • How The Quran Interprets The Bible

    $29.95

    Non-Muslims are often surprised to learn that the Qur’an relates episodes and events from the lives of multiple characters who are also found in the biblical text. While the ways the two traditions present these stories often have much in common, they are never identical. Sometimes the Qur’an includes elements or themes that are not present in the biblical account. Such details point to ways in which the Qur’an interprets prior traditions, and such interpretations are similar to how Jewish and Christian Scriptures also interpret prior traditions. Focusing on the lives and roles of a number of well-known characters, this introductory book explores and compares the interpretive dimensions of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Scriptures.

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  • Political Religion : How Christianity And Islam Shape The World

    $29.95

    It is hard to deny that both the Christian and the Islamic faith traditions have played a significant role through the centuries in influencing world affairs. In this book Father Felix Korner, SJ, both a Catholic theologian and a student of the Islamic tradition, looks at the specific ways in which these two Abrahamic religions have shaped society and culture. Utilizing seven models to fully denote the nature of the intersection between faith and culture, between religion and world, Father Korner notes that religions see themselves as the divine means of transforming human conditions. But in the case of both Christianity and Islam, at times religion has served as a means of legitimizing violence and misrule. Looking at what he calls the social power of religion, he argues that religion is most fully itself when it is using its influence not to endorse violence or the abuse of power, but when it acknowledges the other. Only when religion uses its power to influence the world in a positive manner, when it engages with modernity in a meaningful dialogue, does religion become political in a meaningful sense, and only then does it shape the world as it is called to do.

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  • Unveiled : The Bible, The Qur’an, And Women

    $14.99

    I am an ex-terrorist.
    I raised my hand high to volunteer to become a jihadi fighter, but then I met Jesus . . .
    and that changed everything.

    Born the unwanted third daughter, Esther Ahmad grew up Muslim in Pakistan. Her faith and country drove every aspect of her first 18 years, from what she wore and what she ate to her prospects for work and marriage, even to the manner of her death.

    Unveiled chronicles Esther’s conversion to Christianity and escape from radical Islam. Chapter by chapter, Esther lays out the lies of the Qur’an and holds them against the truths she found in the Bible. As she examines the differences between the Muslim and Christian scriptures, she reveals how she found her true identity as she journeyed from unwanted daughter to cherished child of God, from being marked by impurity to taking on the purity of Christ, and from being enslaved to rote prayer to becoming free in a true relationship with God.

    Esther’s white-knuckle journey will open your eyes to the plight of women around the world and inspire you to find the courage you need to speak the hope of Christ into the lives of those who still live behind the veil.

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  • Mosaic Course : Understanding World Religions From A Christian Perspective

    $10.99

    How do we affirm the biblical notion that Jesus is the only way to God while respecting people of other religious traditions and worldviews?

    The Mosaic Course: Understanding World Religions from a Christian Perspective answers this complex question by taking readers on an exciting journey exploring hidden revelations of Jesus Christ in world religions. Used in conjunction with the Mosaic Video Series available at themosaiccourse.org, Christians are equipped to engage in open and respectful dialogue with people of differing worldviews.

    Without compromising the fundamental faith conviction that Jesus is the only way to God, this study guide empowers readers to share their faith with people of other religious traditions in a culturally sensitive fashion.

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  • Historical Jesus And The Historical Joseph Smith

    $9.99

    Jesus of Nazareth and Joseph Smith: one makes a claim on our lives that only God can make –the other claims to be the only prophet who can reliably point us to Jesus. This book uses the standard tools of the historian to find the undeniable facts on both men, tools that do not require faith. What we want to know is: are these men trustworthy and consistent enough that we can trust them to lead us to the one true God?

    As we seek historical bedrock on Jesus and Joseph, we’ll also find some fascinating answers to questions like: Why and when did wine get taken out of the Latter-day Saint sacrament? How do we know whether important doctrines were taken out of the Bible? Do we possess genuine words of Jesus that are not in our Gospels? Were Jesus and Heavenly Father both polygamists? How do we know that the resurrection of Jesus was not a shameless con job?

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  • What Do Our Neighbors Believe Second Edition

    $16.00

    The current social and political climate makes it easy to benefit from religious misunderstanding. Political and religious leaders create fear of the religious other in order to drum up support for themselves. But the best way to combat deliberate misrepresentation is to provide accurate, timely information about the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

    Originally published in 2007, What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Second Edition organizes the three belief systems, asking the same questions of each: When and where did each originate? What are the sacred writings? What kind of leaders does each have? What are their most essential beliefs? New sections explore current ethical questions and issues, including the deliberate use of misinformation about Islam to bolster power and generate fear and the recent rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes. By introducing the common aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the authors make understanding their genuine differences and their many similarities much more possible.

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  • Christian Theology In The Pluralistic World

    $60.00

    Karkkainen’s acclaimed five-volume constructive theology abridged in one accessible volume Providing a new and unique way of doing theology in our pluralistic world, Veli-Matti Karkkainen presents historic Christian doctrines in relation to the natural sciences and four other living faiths-Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This textbook covers all systematic topics along with a host of current issues such as violence, colonialism, inclusivity, sociopolitical liberation, environmental care, and more.Accessible and student-friendly, Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World is the ideal text for exploring a theological vision at once rooted in the Christian tradition and constructive in its engagement with the complexities of our global, pluralistic world.

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  • Sacred Misinterpretation : Reaching Across The Christian Muslim Divide

    $38.00

    Promotes gracious interfaith dialogue on sensitive theological issuesTheological issues are crucial to how Christians and Muslims understand and perceive each other. In Sacred Misinterpretation Martin Accad guides readers through key theological questions that fuel conflict and misunderstanding between Muslims and Christians. A sure-footed guide, he weaves personal stories together with deep discussion of theological beliefs.Accad identifies trends, recognizes historical realities, and brings to light significant points of contention that often lead to break-down in Christian-Muslim dialogue. He also outlines positive and creative trends that could lead to a more hopeful future. Fairly and seriously presenting both Muslim theology and a Muslim interpretation of Christian theology, Sacred Misinterpretation is an essential guide for fostering dialogue and understanding among readers from both faiths.

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  • Encountering World Religions

    $16.99

    The diversity of the world’s religions has come to the West, but believers are often ill-equipped for any kind of serious engagement with non-Christians. In Encountering World Religions, professor and author Irving Hexham introduces all the world’s major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way.

    Hexham outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered. Accessible and clear, Encountering World Religions will provide formal and lay students alike with a useful Christian introduction to the major faiths of our world.

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  • Christian Difference : An Explanation And Comparison Of World Religions

    $24.99

    The Christian Difference: A Comparison of World Religions is an easy-to-read comparative based on content from experts and from actual sacred texts of the various world religions and global cults/sects.

    Various writers will describe the non-Christian religions respectfully and accurately while making the case that Christianity is uniquely blessed by the one true God and beneficial to humanity.

    Includes:
    – Christianity (Protestant/Catholic/Orthodox)
    – Judaism
    – Islam
    – Hinduism
    – Buddhism
    – Sikhism
    – Shintoism
    – Confucianism and Daoism
    – Mormonism
    – Jehovah’s Witnesses
    – Scientology
    – Atheism/Agnosticism/Skepticism

    The Christian Difference will help Christians understand other world religions so that Christians can defend their faith and reach out to others with the Gospel.

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  • Finding Beauty In The Other

    $39.95

    Finding Beauty in the Other explores how beauty can be found in religions and cultures. It also views how the beauty of the Christian gospel should be communicated in different religious and cultural settings. This valuable collection of essays features a host of highly respected scholars, presenting a unique treatment of the concept of beauty as seen in a variety of religions and cultures. These include Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. In addition, beauty as seen in various African cultures is discussed.

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  • Finding Beauty In The Other

    $89.95

    Finding Beauty in the Other explores how beauty can be found in religions and cultures. It also views how the beauty of the Christian gospel should be communicated in different religious and cultural settings. This valuable collection of essays features a host of highly respected scholars, presenting a unique treatment of the concept of beauty as seen in a variety of religions and cultures. These include Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. In addition, beauty as seen in various African cultures is discussed.

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  • Christianity And World Religions (Large Type)

    $17.99

    Pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton returns to one of his most popular topics, Christianity and world religions. This new, fully updated book explores four major world religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism-and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. He deals openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, such as:
    Why are there so many different religions?
    How should Christians view other religions?
    How is God at work in other religions?
    What is the fate of those who earnestly pursue God through other religions?

    In examining these major world religions and the beliefs of their followers, Hamilton urges us as Christians to build bridges with others so that we might grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbors, and find positive ways to share the gospel. Additional components for a six-week study include a new Leader Guide to help facilitate each weekly session and a DVD featuring Hamilton in new 10-15 minute segments, each including an interview with followers from that tradition.

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  • World Christianity : A Historical And Theological Introduction

    $34.99

    Christianity is vibrant and growing in the non-western majority world and Christianity is changing as a result. Pachuau surveys the current trending approaches to recognizing and investigating world Christianity and explores the salient features of the demographic changes that mark a measurable shift in the center of gravity from the northwest part of the globe to the southern continents. This shift is not just geographical. World Christianity is ultimately about the changing and diversifying character of Christianity and a renewed recognition of the dynamic universality of Christian faith itself: Christianity is a shared religion in that people of different cultures and societies make it their own while being transformed by it. Christanity is translatable and adaptable to all cultures while challenging each with its transformative power. Pachuau also charts the theological reestablishment of the missionary enterprise founded on understandings of God’s mission in the world (mission Dei), a mission of cross-cultural gospel diffusion for missionary advocates in the majority world but one of near neighbor missional engagement for the contagious Charismatic Christianity of the majority world. This book is both a descriptive study and a thoughtful analysis of world Christianity’s demographics, life, representation, and thought. The book an also gives an account of the historical emergence of World Christianity and its theological characteristics using a methodology that stresses the productive tension between the universal and particular in understanding a fundamentally adaptable Christian faith.

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  • Catholicism And Buddhism

    $21.00

    The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as two paths to the same place. Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

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  • Catholicism And Buddhism

    $41.00

    The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as two paths to the same place. Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

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  • Jesus In Muslim Christian Conversation

    $49.00

    Jesus is a revered messenger of God for Muslims and Lord and Savior for Christians. How can Muslims and Christians relate to each other when this figure from the past attracts them yet drives them apart? Jesus is the very center of the Christian faith, but for Muslims he is a faithful witness to God, who is central to Islam. In the twenty-first century, is it possible for Muslims and Christians to relate to each other around him? This book is an attempt to bring together two representative voices from Muslim and Christian communities to talk about Jesus. Ibrahim is a Sunni Sufi Muslim who has studied Christianity and has been active as an academic in the Western world. Paul is an Evangelical Protestant who has lived in the Muslim world and has been engaged in teaching religious studies in the West. The conversation begins with the conception of Jesus and ends with his return from heaven and deals with his earthly work in between. His miraculous activity, his teaching, and the titles he has been given are considered in detail, and differences over the ending of Jesus’ life are debated.

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  • Jesus In Muslim Christian Conversation

    $29.00

    Jesus is a revered messenger of God for Muslims and Lord and Savior for Christians. How can Muslims and Christians relate to each other when this figure from the past attracts them yet drives them apart? Jesus is the very center of the Christian faith, but for Muslims he is a faithful witness to God, who is central to Islam. In the twenty-first century, is it possible for Muslims and Christians to relate to each other around him? This book is an attempt to bring together two representative voices from Muslim and Christian communities to talk about Jesus. Ibrahim is a Sunni Sufi Muslim who has studied Christianity and has been active as an academic in the Western world. Paul is an Evangelical Protestant who has lived in the Muslim world and has been engaged in teaching religious studies in the West. The conversation begins with the conception of Jesus and ends with his return from heaven and deals with his earthly work in between. His miraculous activity, his teaching, and the titles he has been given are considered in detail, and differences over the ending of Jesus’ life are debated.

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  • Dogmatics After Babel

    $40.00

    Ruben Rosario Rodriguez addresses the long-standing division between Christian theologies that take revelation as their starting point and focus and those that take human culture as theirs. After introducing these two theological streams that originate with Karl Barth and Paul Tillich, respectively, Rosario asserts that they both seek to respond to the Enlightenment’s critique and rejection of Christianity. In so doing, they have bought into Enlightenment understandings of human reality and the transcendent. Rosario argues that in order to get beyond the impasse between theologies of the Word and culture, we need a different starting point. He discovers that starting point in two sources: (1) through the work of liberation and contextual theologians on the role of the Holy Spirit, and (2) through a comparative analysis of the teachings on the hiddenness of God from the three Abrahamic religions -Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Rosario offers a strong argument for why this third theological starting point represents not just a marginal or niche position but a genuine alternative to the two traditional theological streams. His work will shift readers’ understanding of the options in theological discourse beyond the false alternatives of theologies of the Word and culture.

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  • If Allah Wills Pocket Edtion

    $5.25

    Philpott has studied Islamic theology and practice for fifteen years but maintains his own deep Christian faith. This book is for Christians to give to Muslim friends to consider aspects of Islam and compare them to Jesus of the Bible and to historical facts. An excellent resource for Christian evangelists and apologists.

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  • Salvation Is From The Jews

    $23.95

    Milavec reveals how the poison of anti-Judaism has gone underground. He securely brings his readers to that place where Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity can again be admired as sister religions intimately united to one other in God’s drama of salvation.

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  • Muslims Christians And Jesus (Revised)

    $14.99

    Provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims and Islam in this completely updated guide to understanding today’s Muslim. With practical tips and fascinating stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims and shows how common ground is the best foundation for turning hearts to Jesus.

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  • Introduction To Christian Worldview

    $38.00

    This comprehensive textbook on Christian worldview and worldview analysis is the perfect starting point for students and inquiring laypeople. Well rounded in its coverage, it brings incisive clarity and informed arguments to a foundational subject in Christian education.

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  • In Search Of Ancient Roots

    $33.00

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

    Part I: Setting The Stage: Our Evangelical Identity Crisis
    1. Only A Latecomer In Christian History? The Evangelical Identity Crisis
    2. Evangelical Movements As A Perennial And Recurring Feature Of Christian History
    3. Needed For Appraising The Christian Past: A Principle Of Authority
    4. Needed For Appraising The Christian Past: A Concept Of Development In Doctrine

    Part II: Evangelical Engagements With Ancient Christianity: Examples To Encourage Us
    5. Five Hundred Years Of Protestant Views Of Pre-Reformation Christianity
    6. The Apostolic Fathers In The Hands Of Protestants: 1600-2000
    7. Eighteenth-Century Evangelicals And The Frequency Of The Lord’s Supper
    8. Early Church Baptism In The Hands Of Evangelical Protestants
    9. Theological Exegesis, Biblical Theology, And The History Of Interpretation

    Part III: Some Contemporary Examples That Should Give Us Pause
    10. Short-Changed For Lack Of The Apocrypha?
    11. Bringing Back Monasticism?
    12. A Tale Of Two Newmans

    Part IV: Three Challenges That Remain
    13. Is Christian Unity Dependent On A Central Bishop Of Rome?
    14. Is Justification As Protestants Teach It The Historic Faith Of The Church?
    15. Why Are Younger Evangelicals Turning To Catholicism And Orthodoxy?

    Appendix: The Colloquy Of Regensburg On Justification
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Protestant evangelicals have increasingly shown interest in ancient Catholic Christianity, sometimes leaving Protestantism altogether. Ken Stewart shows that evangelicals have been engaging ancient Christian traditions for hundreds of years and offers guidance for the ecumenical challenges facing us today.

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  • Between One Faith And Another

    $20.00

    Introduction
    1. What Is Religion? The Problem Of Definition
    2. Primitive Religions: The Sense Of The Religious
    3. Hinduism: The Claims Of Mystical Experience
    4. Buddhism: The Logic Of Nirvana
    5. Zen: The Transformation Of Consciousness
    6. Confucianism: The Structure Of Social Success
    7. Taoism: The Power Of Nature’s Way
    8. Judaism: Human Culture Or Divine Revelation?
    9. Islam: Is Surrender Fundamentalism Or The Heart Of Religion?
    10. Christianity: The Most Believed (and Most Unbelievable) Claim Ever Made
    11. Comparative Religions: Can Contradictories Both Be True?
    Postscript

    Additional Info
    How do we make sense of the world’s different religions? In today’s globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are different faiths compatible somehow? And how can we know whether one religion is more true than another? In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft invites us to encounter dialogues on the world’s great faiths. His characters Thomas Keptic and Bea Lever are students in Professor Fesser’s course on world religions, and the three explore the content and distinctive claims of each. Together they probe the plausibility of major religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Christianity and Islam. Along the way they explore how religions might relate to each other and to what extent exclusivism or inclusivism might make sense. Ultimately Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs. If the religions are different kinds of music, do they together make harmony or cacophony? Decide for yourself.

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  • World Crusade Human Destiny

    $19.99

    This book explains the world events between the Christians and the Muslims which has brought humanity into the tenth crusade. Those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it. My book explains what is taking place in the world right now in our life time and why. Have these world events been planned by God? Most likely yes and all of us are on a path of no return. My book also explains how humanity can change its future for harmony, growth, and prosperity for all. The second half of my book explains many possibilities that mankind can achieve through cooperation which is the key for the longevity of humanity.

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  • Islamic Studies : Equipping The Christian Witness To Muslims

    $18.00

    Islamic Studies prepares students in classes, church groups, or privately to understand all the essentials of Islam’s theology, history, rituals, tendencies, and culture for adequate interaction with Muslims. Also: extensive outline and exploration of several authors’ work on Islam.

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  • Competing Fundamentalisms : Violent Extremism In Christianity Islam And Hin

    $30.00

    Why do certain groups and individuals seek to do harm in the name of God? While studies often claim to hold the key to this frightening phenomenon, they seldom account for the crucial and growing role that religious fundamentalism plays not just in radical Islam but also in the world’s two other largest religions: Christianity and Hinduism. As the first book to examine violent extremism in the world’s three largest religions together, Sathianathan Clarke draws on studies in sociology, psychology, culture, and economics to paint a richer portrait of this potent force in modern life. Clarke argues that religious fundamentalism is fueled and driven by the forces of globalization; that religious fundamentalists have more in common with their counterparts across religious lines than they do with the members of their own religions; and that religious fundamentalism becomes a surrogate religion, replacing in all three cases the religious tradition from which it arose.

    In light of the challenges these competing fundamentalisms pose to the peace and stability of the world, Clarke proposes that Christians, Muslims, and Hindus refuse to allow modern fundamentalism to define their ancient religious traditions. Instead, he calls for a rejection of fundamentalism’s zero-sum world in favor of a serious and sustained engagement with the members of all the world’s religions, as well as those of no religion. Readers will gain new and important insight into the problem of religious extremism and violence by seeing how it works in the world’s three largest religions.

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  • Jesus : From India To Japan

    $23.00

    Jesus: From India to Japan encourages open dialogue about three prominent religions–Judaism, Christianity and Islam–in order to obtain a more modern understanding of religion as a whole. Specifically, it explores the similarities and differences found in the Qur’an and the Bible, and how these two Holy Books still guide and influence the lives of billions of people today.

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  • Hidden Half : Women And Islam

    $12.95

    This book is about women and Islam. It does not seek to sensationalize; nor should it be seen as an attempt to moralize. It simply records widespread practice and the authoritative religious texts that validate these practices. It also seeks to motivate the reader to engage with Muslims in society through practical actions of Christian grace.

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  • World Religions And Cults Complete Set

    $47.97

    These three volumes are a must for laymen, church leaders, teachers, and students wanting to understand the trends in our culture and around the world where certain religions dominate, helping you discern truth and guard your faith. When you understand a religion’s origins and teachings, you are in a better position to know how to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as you take the good news to those in false religions. Prepare yourself, your family, and your church to answer questions and share the gospel with non-Christian friends and skeptics, and defend against the rise of religions and cults in our culture.

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  • World Religions And Cults 3

    $15.99

    The final installment of the three-book set of world religions and cults!

    This final book in the series focuses on the atheistic or humanistic type of religions. It would be one of the most valuable for the church in the Western World where anti-god and pro-evolution religions are beginning to explode, for it was written to refute those religions and show how they fail. Unlike most books on world religions, this title dives into the secular humanistic religions. The book starts with God’s Word as the absolute authority. In doing so, God becomes our guide to refute false religions.

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  • Quran In Context

    $35.00

    Mark Anderson explores the world of Mohammad as the context in which the Qur’an arose. After carefully exploring key facets of the Qur’anic worldview, he offers a nuanced understanding of how Jesus fits within it. His careful Christian response opens up a mutually respectful and informed place of dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

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  • Another Jesus Calling (Expanded)

    $14.95

    20 Chapters

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    Inspired by the New Age book God Calling, Sarah Young claims to be receiving messages from Jesus Christ which she compiled into what is now her best-selling book, Jesus Calling. Author Warren Smith carefully documents his concerns about her book, her Jesus, and the New Age implications contained in many of Young’s devotional messages. He also warns about the danger of contemplative prayer and in elevating spiritual experiences over the Word of God. Another Jesus Calling is his call for much needed discernment in these very deceptive times.

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  • If God Wills

    $10.00

    If God Wills is an expression that comes to us from the Muslim world (enshallah in Arabic, meaning If Allah Wills) and connotes the hope that God is in control of our lives and world events. Pastor Kent Philpott has been studying Islam for fifteen years while maintaining his own deep Christian faith. This book is written for the Muslim reader to consider various aspects of his/her religion as found in the Qur’an and other traditional texts and cultural norms and compare them to what Jesus brings as found in the Bible and Christian history. Philpott does not condemn Muslims or attack the tenets of Islam or the prophet Muhammad but reaches out with care and concern with an offer of the love and grace of Jesus. This book is an excellent resource for Christian evangelists and apologists.

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  • Welcoming Other Religions

    $15.95

    The Benedictine monk Pierre-Francois de Bethune has dedicated his life to following the lead of the great pioneers of interreligious dialogue at the level of spiritual experience. Having practiced zazen and Way of tea assiduously for decades, he now leads readers along the path of spiritual hospitality, describing how welcoming other religions transformed him and brought him to rediscover the Gospel. In this volume, he evokes the spiritual journeys of some of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue, among them, Thomas Merton, Henri Le Saux, Raimon Panikkar, and Christian de Cherge and the monks of Tibhirine. In doing so, he proposes that their commitment to dialogue, hospitality, and welcoming the other corresponds to what the Gospel requires of the followers of Jesus.

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  • Near Christianity : How Journeys Along Jewish Christian Borders Saved My Fa

    $18.99

    This is book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but only ever near Christianity. Not only did the borders created by Jews and Judaism help to define early Christianity, even today dialogue with Jewish teachers continues to reveal the very heart of Christian identity. Using his journey within historical Jesus research and New Testament studies, Anthony Le Donne illustrates the value in continued Jewish guidance for the Christian life. With the help of Jewish friends and mentors, he has embraced a deeper and more complex Christian faith and gained a better vision of the beauty and genius of Christianity, but also of its warts and failings.

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  • No God But One Allah Or Jesus

    $19.99

    On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and Christianity, many don’t see how tremendously deep the divides between them really are, and fewer still have considered the evidence for each faith. How is Jihad different from the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad? What reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the Gospel really make? In No God But One, New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on a global, historical, yet deeply personal journey to the heart of the world’s two largest religions. He explores the claims that each faith makes upon believers’ intellects and lives, critically examining the evidence in support of their distinctive beliefs. Fleshed out with stories from the annals of both religions, No God But One unveils the fundamental, enduring conflict between Islam and Christianity-directly addressing controversial topics like Jihad, the Crusades, Sharia, the Trinity, and more. Readers of Qureshi’s first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, will appreciate his careful and respectful comparison of Islam and Christianity. Both religions teach that there is No God But One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus?

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  • Interfaith Leadership A Primer

    $18.00

    A guide for students, groups, and organizations seeking to foster interfaith dialogue and promote understanding across religious lines

    In this book, renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel offers a clear, detailed, and practical guide to interfaith leadership, illustrated with compelling examples. Patel explains what interfaith leadership is and explores the core competencies and skills of interfaith leadership, before turning to the issues interfaith leaders face and how they can prepare to solve them. Interfaith leaders seek points of connection and commonality in their neighborhoods, schools, college campuses, companies, organizations, hospitals, and other spaces where people of different faiths interact with one another. While it can be challenging to navigate the differences and disagreements that can arise from these interactions, skilled interfaith leaders are vital if we are to have a strong, religiously diverse democracy. This primer presents readers with the philosophical underpinnings of interfaith theory and outlines the skills necessary to practice interfaith leadership today.

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  • Interpreting Scriptures In Judaism Christianity And Islam

    $120.00

    This comparative study traces Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural interpretation from antiquity to modernity, with special emphasis on the pivotal medieval period. It focuses on three areas: responses in the different faith traditions to tensions created by the need to transplant scriptures into new cultural and linguistic contexts; changing conceptions of the literal sense and its importance vis-a-vis non-literal senses, such as the figurative, spiritual, and midrashic; and ways in which classical rhetoric and poetics informed – or were resisted in – interpretation. Concentrating on points of intersection, the authors bring to light previously hidden aspects of methods and approaches in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This volume opens new avenues for interdisciplinary analysis and will benefit scholars and students of biblical studies, religious studies, medieval studies, Islamic studies, Jewish studies, comparative religions, and theory of interpretation.

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  • World Religions And Cults 2

    $17.99

    Recognize and refute the Far East false religions

    What do these religions teach and why?
    How can a Christian be an effective witness for Jesus Christ when presented with ideas that are so different from a biblical perspective?
    How can these religions be refuted and biblical authority be the standard?

    This eye-opening second volume deals with many Eastern religions like Hinduism, Taoism, New Age, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, as well as other pagan-based systems like Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Greek mythology (and many more)! This volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short. Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies and discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.

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  • Manual Of Christian Denominations

    $10.00

    A Manual of Christian Denominations: Similarities and Differences, by Dr. Samuel Hong is an introduction to the Christian Denominations. It explains why there are so many denominations in Christian history, what similarities and differences they have in teaching, and how we can partner in Jesus’ missions for disciple making. This book helps us to understand how the churches and denominations were formed and have led people to influence the world with the gospel in the past and present. It also invites us to clarify our Christian identity and challenges us to transform the world in the 21st century.

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  • If Allah Wills

    $10.00

    If Allah Wills is an expression that comes to us from the Muslim world (enshallah in Arabic) and connotes the hope that God is in control of our lives and world events. Pastor Kent Philpott has been studying Islamic theology and practice for fifteen years, while maintaining his own deep Christian faith. This book is written for the Muslim reader to consider various aspects of his/her religion as found in the Qur’an and other traditional texts and cultural norms and compare them to what Jesus brings as found in the Bible and Christian history. Philpott does not condemn Muslims or attack the tenets of Islam or the prophet Muhammad but reaches out with care and concern with an offer of the love and grace of Jesus. This book is an excellent resource for Christian evangelists and apologists, especially to give away in the Muslim community (pocket-sized version available).

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  • World Religions In A Nutshell

    $13.99

    This concise guide not only clearly explains the difference between Christianity and the other major religions, but will arm you with all the ammunition you need to go out into the battle with confidence.

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  • Christ Among Other Gods

    $15.99

    You’ve heard it said, All religions are equal. But do you know how to respond?

    Tolerance imagines all religions as spokes of one wheel, spinning everyone together in harmony with God. Christ Among Other gods shows how this wheel simply doesn’t hold up.

    Walking you through a study of Christ-from his birth to his promised second coming-pastor and scholar Erwin W. Lutzer presents Jesus as He is: the only way of salvation. Learn how to:
    *Describe the uniqueness of Christ
    *Defend the claims of Christianity
    *Debunk the myths that many tout

    The tensions between tolerance and truth are growing, as are the challenges of representing Christ in today’s world. Christ Among Other gods will help you understand and navigate these challenges. It gives you the facts you need to counter the claims of false religions with the truth of Christ. And what is more, it will help you fall more in love with Jesus, the only way, truth, and life.

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  • Seeking Shalom : The Journey To Right Relationship Between Cathlics And Jew

    $31.50

    In this book Philip Cunningham traces the remarkable developments in Christian-Jewish relations over the last fifty years. Centuries of antipathy and suspicion have largely given way to a new, mutually enriching relationship between the two ancient traditions of Judaism and Christianity.

    A specialist in Christian-Jewish relations, Cunningham tells this complex story in light of both Scripture and theology, including especially the disciplines of Christology, ecclesiology, and soteriology. His informed discussion covers the period from Vatican II, particularly its momentous 1965 Declaration on the Church’s Relationship to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate), up to the present day.

    After fifty years of significant dialogue, Cunningham suggests, Christians and Jews are now on the threshold of building true shalom between their two communities, experiencing the Holy One anew in each other’s distinctive and edifying ways of walking with God.

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  • Talking Doctrine : Mormons And Evangelicals In Conversation

    $20.00

    Contents
    Prefaces By The Editors, Richard J. Mouw And Robert L. Millet
    PART I: THE NATURE OF THE DIALOGUE
    1. The Dialogue: Backgrounds And Context, Derek J. Bowen
    2. Reflections After Fifteen Years, Robert L. Millet
    3. What Drew Me To Dialogue. . . And Why I’m Still Talking, J. Spencer Fluhman
    4. My Dreams For Mormon-Evangelical Dialogues, Craig L. Blomberg
    5. Responding To Millet And Fluhman, James E. Bradley
    6. A Serious Call To Devout And Holy Dialogue: Going Deeper In Interfaith Discussions, Gerald R. McDermott
    7. Apologetics As If People Matter, Dennis Ockholm
    8. From Calvary To Cumorah: The Significance Of Sacred Space, Richard E. Bennett
    9. Mormon-Evangelical Dialogue: Embracing A Hermeneutic Of Generosity, Rachel Cope 10. Temple Garments: A Case Study In The Lived Religion Of Mormons, Cory B. Willson
    11. Mormons And Evangelicals In The Public Square, J. B. Haws
    12. An Evangelical At Brigham Young University, Sarah Taylor

    PART II: SPECIFIC DOCTRINAL DISCUSSIONS
    13. How Many Gods? Mormons And Evangelicals Discussing The Debate, Craig L. Blomberg
    14. The Trinity, Christopher A. Hall
    15. Divine Investiture: Mormonism And The Concept Of Trinity, Brian D. Birch
    16. Praxis: A Lived Trinitarianism, Bill Heersink
    17. Theological Anthropology: The Origin And Nature Of Human Beings, Grant Underwood 18. How Great A Debtor: Mormon Reflections On Grace, Camille Fronk Olson
    19. Authority Is Everything, Robert L. Millet
    20. Revealed Truth: Talking About Our Differences, Richard J. Mouw
    21. Two Questions And Four Laws: Missiological Reflections On LDS And Evangelical Missions In Port Moresby, C. Douglas McConnell
    22. Becoming As God, Robert L. Millet
    23. Is Mormonism Biblical? J. B. Haws
    Afterword, Robert L. Millet
    Notes
    Contributors

    Additional Info
    Over the past two centuries relations between Mormons and evangelicals could at best be described as guarded and suspicious and at worst as antagonistic and hostile. In recent years, however, evangelicals and Mormons have frequently found themselves united against certain influences in society–militant atheism, growing secularism, ethical relativism, and frontal attacks on marriage, the family and religious liberty. With this background, a group of Mormon and evangelical scholars undertook a remarkable journey over a period of fifteen years to discuss differences and investigate possible common ground. The essays in this book reflect thoughtful, respectful and nuanced engagements on some of the most controversial topics that have inflamed passions in the past. Evangelical contributors include Craig BlombergChristopher Hall Gerald McDermott Among the Mormon participants are Spencer FluhmanCamille Fronk OlsonGrant Underwood They and thirteen others consider what they have learned about honest, frank and respectful dialogue while also taking up key doctrines for both communities. The nature of God, authority, grace and more are all discussed with both candor and generosity. The results may surprise you.

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  • Guide To Religious Thought And Practices

    $34.00

    A Guide to Religious Thought and Practices devotes a chapter to each of the world religions, all but one of which are written by a member of that faith community. Readers thus gain insiders’ views into the theology, spirituality, and religious practice of each faith.

    The introduction encourages respect and engagement with those of other faiths. It emphasizes the cultural nature of religion and its importance to society, and it notes the rise of interest in the study of religious traditions in the face of contemporary geopolitics. This book does not, however, attempt to address these politics, leaving the reader to think about and interpret the issues for themselves.

    The International Study Guides (ISGs) are clear and accessible resources, contextual and ecumenical in content and missional in direction. The contributors are theological educators who come from different countries and different religious backgrounds and bring practical emphasis alongside contemporary scholarly reflection.

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  • Allah Revealed Koran Commentary In Light Of The Bible

    $17.95

    Church Of God Publishing House
    Hundreds of millions of Christians worship Jesus. Likewise, hundreds of millions of Muslims worship Allah. Allah is the God of Islam. He is the God who spoke through the mouth of Muhammad in the Koran. Allah is one of the most powerful and magnetic personalities in today’s world. His words as spoken in the Koran influence the thoughts, desires, and actions of Muslims on a daily basis. Is Allah the same person as the God of the Bible? Is Allah merely Muhammad’s conception of God? What does Allah say about Christians, Jews and the nation Israel? Does he advocate jihad? Does he support terrorism? The book Allah Revealed does a thoughtful analysis of his identity by doing a verse by verse commentary of the Koran from a biblical viewpoint. This book must be praised for its novel approach, placing the Bible and Qur’an stories side by side. A valuable and comprehensive resource for faith communities. Andrew Osunde c.e.o Rb Books Publishers, Nigeria. Dr. Ruark’s book is a valuable resource for Muslims who can find a respectful, but non-Islamic view of the Quran. Dr. Ruark’s book is also a valuable resource for Christians to use to dialogue with their Muslim friends and to help their Muslim friends gain another Quran-based perspective of Allah. Nonie Darwish founder of Arabs for Israel and Director of Former Muslims United In a fair, honest, balanced and biblical fashion Dr. Ruark unmasks the god of Islam to reveal his true identity. Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Allah Revealed gives a reference and point of view to the Koran – the Bible. Allah Revealed allows a Christian to penetrate the veil covering the Koran with biblical scholarship. Bill Warner, Ph.D. Center for the Study of Political Islam

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  • Textual History Of Christian Muslim Relations

    $44.00

    The question of Christian-Muslim relations is one of enduring importance in the twenty-first century. While there exists a broad range of helpful overviews on the question, these introductory texts often fail to provide readers with the depth that a thorough treatment of the primary sources and their authors would provide.

    In this important new project, Charles Tieszen provides a collection of primary theological sources devoted to the formational period of Christian-Muslim relations. It provides brief introductions to authors and their texts along with representative selections in English translation. The collection is arranged according to the key theological themes that emerge as Christians and Muslims encounter one another in the seventh to fifteenth centuries.

    The result is a resource that offers students a far better grasp of the texts early Christians and Muslims wrote about each other and a better understanding of the important theological themes that are pertinent to Christian-Muslim dialogue today.

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  • Elect Alex

    $8.00

    Elect Alex is a short book offering a new interpretation of both the Bible and the Quran. Author Alex J. Clark Jr. emphasizes peace, love, and kindness as a solution to the many crimes he sees in the world around us.

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  • Comprehending Christian Zionism

    $39.00

    Contents:
    1. Christian Zionism In Contemporary Perspective-Goran Gunner
    2. Saying ‘Peace’ When There Is No Peace-Elizabeth Phillips
    3. A Fool For Christ-Aron Engberg
    4. Broadcasting Jesus’ Return-Matt Westbrook
    5. Walking In The Mantle Of Esther: Political Action As Religious Practice-Sean Durbin
    6. Christian Zionism At Jerusalem Church In Copan Ruinas, Honduras, An Out-of-the-Way Place-William Girard
    7. Christian Zionist Pilgrimage In The Twenty-First Century-Curtis Hutt
    8. Living In The Hour Of Restoration-Faydra L. Shapiro
    9. Christian Zionism And Main Line Western Christian Churches-Rosemary Radford Ruether
    10. Palestinian Christian Reflections On Christian Zionism-Mitri Raheb
    11. From The Institutum Judaicum To The International Christian Embassy-Yaakov Ariel
    12. Mischief Making In Palestine-Mae Elise Cannon
    13. Israelis, Israelites, And God’s Hand In History-Timo R. Stewart
    14. The Rise Of Hitler, Zion, And The Tribulation-Gershon Greenberg
    15. Inverting The Eagle To Embrace The Star Of David-George Faithful
    16. Conclusion-Robert O. Smith

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    The issue of Christian Zionism is one that is fiercely debated within theology, the church, politics, and society. Comprehending Christian Zionism brings together an international consortium of scholars and researchers to reflect on the network of issues and topics surrounding this critical subject. The volume provides a lens on the history of Zionism within Christian theology and offers a constructive, multidimensional path for assessment and introspection around the meaning of Zionism to Christian faith and practice.

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