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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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  • Quran With Christian Commentary

    $59.99

    The Quran with Christian Commentary offers a unique introduction to the primary religious text of Islam. Alongside an easy-to-read modern English translation of the Quran, author Gordon D. Nickel provides in-text notes to explain the meaning of various surahs (chapters) and ayat (verses), their interpretive history and significance in Muslim thought, and similarities and differences when compared to biblical passages.

    Additional articles on important topics are written by an international team of today’s leading experts including:
    *Mark Anderson, Allah in the Quran
    *George Bristow, Abraham
    *Daniel A. Brubaker, The Place of Scales in the Quranic Reckoning
    *David Cook, Jihad
    *Linda Darwish, Women in the Quran
    *Mateen Elass, Apocryphal details in the Quran
    *Jon Hoover, Creation
    *Ayman S. Ibrahim, Fighting and killing
    *Matthew Kuiper, Da’wa, or calling, to Islam
    *Peter Riddell, Salvation
    *David Marshall, Divine punishment of unbelievers

    Factual, respectful of Muslims, and insightful on issues about which Muslims and Christians disagree, The Quran with Christian Commentary equips Christians to interact more fruitfully with Muslim believers. Professors and students in courses on Islam and the Quran will find this to be an invaluable resource, as will pastors and missionaries who minister among Muslims. Written at a readable level, any Christian who wants to learn more about Islam and the Quran will find it to be a rich and informative introduction.

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  • 40 Questions About Islam

    $21.99

    A much anticipated new addition to the very popular and practical book series that answers real questions on key topics in contemporary Christianity.

    Islam is one of the most significant forces shaping the world today, but most Christians are confused about its key beliefs and practices. Many wonder about the apparent similarities and obvious differences between Christianity and Islam, and want to reach out to Muslim friends or neighbors with the gospel but don’t know where to begin. Having spent several years living in North Africa and the Middle East, missions professor Matthew Bennett guides readers through Islam’s key tenants and provides answers to critical questions, such as:

    – Who was Muhammad and what was his message?
    – Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
    – What are the differences between the Qur’an and the Bible?
    – What is shariah law ?
    – What is the Islamic view of salvation?
    – What happens in the mosque?
    – Is Islam inherently misogynistic?
    – Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
    – How should a Christian share the gospel with Muslims?

    Helpful summaries at the end of each chapter encapsulate important information, followed by discussion questions useful for personal or small-group study. Whether you want to understand Islam better or reach Muslims for Christ, 40 Questions on Islam is an indispensable primer and reference book.

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  • Jewish Mysticism : From Ancient Times Through Today

    $60.00

    Questions of how the divine presence is understood and interacts within the world have been around since the time of the biblical prophets. The Jewish mystical tradition conceives God as active, just, powerful, and present while allowing for divine limitation so as to understand the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people in their history.

    Jewish Mysticism surveys Jewish visionary and mystical experience from biblical and ancient Near Eastern times through the modern period and the emergence of modern Hasidism. Marvin Sweeney provides a comprehensive treatment of one of the most dynamic fields of Jewish studies in the twenty-first century, providing an accessible overview of texts and interpretative issues.

    Sweeney begins with the biblical period, which most treatments of Jewish mysticism avoid, and includes chapters on the ancient Near East, the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets and Psalms, the Latter Prophets, Jewish Apocalyptic, the Heikhalot Literature, the Sefer Yetzirah and early Kabbalistic Literature, the Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah and the Shabbetean Movement, and the Hasidic Movement.

    Placing Jewish apocalyptic literature into the larger development of ancient Jewish visionary and mystical experience, Sweeney fills gaps left by the important but outdated work of others in the field. Ideal for the scholar, student, or general reader, Jewish Mysticism provides readers with a fresh understanding of the particular challenges, problems, needs, and perspectives of Judaism throughout its history.

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  • Your Muslim Neighbour And You

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    This manual gives Christians a basic knowledge of Muslim culture and traditions and suggestions for personal evangelism. It includes an introduction to Islam, its people, history, and beliefs, plus information on how to make contacts more effective-since personal evangelism is seen as the most best method in reaching Muslims for Christ. This book is a veritable tool kit of valuable information.

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  • Quran On Trial

    $6.95

    Archaeologists and paleographers are churning up new, exciting discoveries of ancient writings. For Christians, this is good news, as the evidence of our blessed Bible is growing abundantly. However, for Muslims, the news is not good. In fact, it is crushing. This book arms Christians with evidence that the Qur’an is a clever piece of fiction and plagiarism. The author will analyze the traditional record and development of the Qur’an and how it evolved, going from Allah to a Jinn, from the Jinn to Muhammad, from Muhammad to the Disciples and finally to a book. This work will also analyze the six earliest manuscripts, some just recently discovered, and will ask the question-is this the work of the Divine, or is it a work of men? Eight pieces of evidence will leave the reader with the conclusion that the Qur’an is a work of fallible men, not an omnipotent God.

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  • History Of Judaism

    $24.95

    A Princeton University Press Title

    A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia

    Judaism has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied through the centuries. Martin Goodman provides a comprehensive look at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. He takes readers from Judaism’s origins in the polytheistic world of antiquity to the many varieties of Judaism today. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

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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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  • Open Letter To A Jehovahs Witness

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    Understanding what Jehovah’s Witnesses teach and believe is crucial to counteract their aggressive evangelism campaigns. Roy Zuck offers this letter in the absence of direct, compassionate literature to hand to them to explain Scriptural truth and the difference between their faith and Christianity. In booklet form, it is compassionate while clearly explaining the Deity of Christ and how the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses contradict the Bible.

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  • How To Witness To A Mormon

    $1.99

    Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religion in the United States. Because Mormons use Christian terminology, many are stymied in their ability to effectively witness to them. How to Witness to a Mormon is a handy pamphlet that defines, documents, and refutes basic Mormon teachings. Jerry and Diana Benson offer practical tips on how to approach witnessing to a Mormon and provide ample information from Mormon sources.

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  • My Neighbours Faith

    $14.99

    Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour’s Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam–the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state–in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.

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  • Human Rights In Islam The Uprisings In North Africa

    $10.00

    A National Library Of South Africa Title

    The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya resulted from decades of oppressive, subservient and destructive iron fist rule. From colonialism to homogeneous rulers, the majority of Muslim population countries witnessed no relief of suffering under these rulers.The Muslim dictators grossly defamed the comprehensive model Islam offers for all aspects of life until the dissenting voice braved the military rule and confronted the dictators’ status quo.The book chronicles the history and events that finally led to the departure of Ben Ali, Mubarak, and Qaddafi. The book also offers a discussion on the discourse on the various factors that contributed to the final moments of the dictator’s departure.Islamic Human Rights documents, with the Qur’an as the point of departure not only look to the individual but also provide guidelines and caution to rulers. It is a religion that provides guidelines to a complete way of life, incorporating all social stratification of a population. Reform strategies lie in Islamic academia and intelligentsia. Continuous research will enable Muslim populations to integrate and challenge modernity in an all- embracing productive and effective partnership agreement.Human Rights in Islam – the Uprisings in North Africa, provides a relevant reference to both students and the general public interested in the protection of human dignity and the violations of Human Rights in Islam.

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  • Witness : Lessons From Elie Wiesels Classroom

    $26.00

    Elie Wiesel was a towering presence on the world stage-a Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than forty books, including the Oprah’s Book Club selection Night. But when asked, Wiesel always said, I am a teacher first.

    In fact, he taught at Boston University for nearly four decades, and with this book, Ariel Burger-devoted protege, apprentice, and friend-takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel’s classroom. There, Wiesel challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. In bringing together never-before-recounted moments between Wiesel and his students, Witness serves as a moral education in and of itself-a primer on educating against indifference, on the urgency of memory and individual responsibility, and on the role of literature, music, and art in making the world a more compassionate place.

    Burger first met Wiesel at age fifteen; he became his student in his twenties, and his teaching assistant in his thirties. In this profoundly thought-provoking and inspiring book, Burger gives us a front-row seat to Wiesel’s remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom, and chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over the decades as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant, to rabbi and, in time, teacher.

    Listening to a witness makes you a witness, said Wiesel. Ariel Burger’s book is an invitation to every reader to become Wiesel’s student, and witness.

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  • Dynamics Of Muslim Worlds

    $35.00

    Contents
    Preface
    Introduction (Evelyne A. Reisacher)

    Part I: Regional Perspectives
    1. Mission In A World Gone Wild And Violent: Challenging The Monochromatic View Of Islam From A Silent Majority Position (Martin Accad)
    2. The Western Frontier: Euro-Islam And The Remaking Of Global Faith (Philip Jenkins)
    3. Christian-Muslim Relations And Ethos Of State Formation In West Africa (Nimi Wariboko)
    4. Islam In South Asia: Dynamics Of Contemporary Muslim Societies In Hyderabad Deccan (David Emmanuel Singh)

    Part II: Thematic Analyses
    5. Negotiating From The Margins: Women’s Voices (Re)Imagining Islam (Cathy Hine)
    6. The Islamic Punishment For Blasphemy: Diversity In Sources And Societies (Gordon Nickel)
    7. Shari’a In A Globalized World: Historical Overview, Regional Contrasts, And The Challenge Of Pluralism (David L. Johnston)

    Part III: Missiological Assessments
    8. Diversity And Change In Contemporary Muslim Societies And New Emphases In Missional Approaches (John Jay Travis)
    9. Peacemaking Initiatives Among Muslims (Rick Love)
    10. Defining Islam And Muslim Societies In Missiological Discourse (Evelyne A. Reisacher)

    List Of Contributors
    Author Index
    Subject Index

    Additional Info
    The 2016 Missiology Lectures at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies explore the current state of the Muslim world and the implications for Christian mission and interreligious dialogue.

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  • Baptists Jews And The Holocaust

    $38.99

    A thorough narrative history that explores the previously unknown work of Baptists in the United States during the Second World War. How did US Baptists respond to Jews at home and abroad, especially as anti-Semitism grew and reports of the genocide overseas reached our shores? Rich with primary source material and covering the history of Northern (American) Baptists, Southern Baptists, and African American Baptists alike, this ground-breaking volume is a must-read for church historians, Holocaust scholars, Baptist history buffs, and anyone interested in interfaith relations.

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  • Christian Barriers To Jesus

    $22.99

    Hindus often have a high view of Jesus, but they struggle with traditions and customs around Christianity and church. Christian Barriers to Jesus uniquely challenges readers to examine nine barrier-producing Christian traditions from three perspectives: * Concerns Hindus commonly raise about the traditions * Assumptions Christians may hold about the traditions * Teachings of Jesus and Scripture that often question the Christian traditions that confuse, offend, and alienate Hindus from Jesus. This book suggests that we are not asking deep enough questions about what is essential for following Jesus and what is non-essential human invention. If we truly care about Jesus, we must honestly address where those non-essential traditions unnecessarily alienate millions of people from him.

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  • Encountering Islam : Christian Islam Relations In The Public Square

    $40.00

    What do Christian Churches say Islam is? What does the Church of England say Islam is? And, in the end, what space is there for genuine engagement with Islam? Richard Sudworth’s unique study takes as its cue the question of political theology and brings this burgeoning area of debate into dialogue with Christian-Muslim relations and Anglican ecclesiology. The vexed subject of Christian-Muslim Relations provides the presenting arena to explore what political theologies enable the Church of England to engage with the diverse public square of the twenty-first century.

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  • Faithful Neighbors : Christian Muslim Vision And Practice

    $22.95

    Based on the strong, on-going work of the Center for Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, Faithful Neighbors outlines an introduction to the rationale for interfaith work through both theological and practical viewpoints, using stories from real experiences of interfaith cooperation to offer encouragement, inspiration, and practical steps to do the same. The book has eight chapters in three main sections. Section one provides a Christian and Muslim rationale for engaging with the Other. Section two outlines stories of those involved in interfaith work in a series of contexts: academic research, intercultural, pastoral care, youth work, and peace work. The concluding section details recommendations and resources for best practice. Faithful Neighbors exhorts both Muslims and Christians to be faithful neighbors drawing on their traditions and real life practice for the sake of life-giving community.

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  • Sharia In The Modern Era

    $110.00

    Written by the Qadi (judge) of the Shari’a Court of Jerusalem and former director of the Shari’a Court system in Israel, this book offers a unique perspective on the religious law of Muslim minorities living in the West. Specifically, it explores the fiqh al-aqalliyyat doctrine of religious jurisprudence developed by modern Islamic jurists to resolve the challenges of maintaining cultural and religious identity in majority non-Muslim societies. The author examines possible applications across numerous cultural and geographical contexts, answering such questions as: what are the rules for assuming political and public roles, and should one deposit money that incurs interest? Building on a growing scholarship, this book aims to resolve points of view and facets of religious law that have been neglected by previous studies. Accessibly written, Shari’a in the Modern Era is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding among readers of all faiths.

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  • Seeking The Unseen

    $17.99

    Buddhism claims no god, yet spiritual realities abound in popular practice. What are these realities? What do they mean to the practitioners? How can understanding these realities inform Christ-followers seeking to communicate the good news of Jesus in ways that all can understand and relate to? In answer to these and other questions, SEANET proudly presents its twelfth volume,

    Seeking the Unseen: Spiritual Realities in the Buddhist World. Christian practitioners
    from thirteen different Buddhist cultures share insights gained from their wideranging
    experiences and perspectives. From Sri Lanka to Japan, from China to the Philippines, these women and men, Asian and Western, present on a topic that is often missing in mission literature today.

    And for readers seeking personal insight into the growing spiritual complexities of their own place in the postmodern world, lessons from these authors will guide you with practical principles from engaging, firsthand cultural encounters.

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  • Paradise And Hell In Islamic Traditions

    $29.99

    The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shi?i world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.

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  • Paradise And Hell In Islamic Traditions

    $84.99

    The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shi?i world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.

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  • Hajj : Pilgrimage In Islam

    $29.99

    Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world converge on Mecca and its precincts to perform the rituals associated with the Hajj and have been doing so since the seventh century. In this volume, scholars from a range of fields – including history, religion, anthropology, and literature – together tell the story of the Hajj and explain its significance as one of the key events in the Muslim religious calendar. By outlining the parameters of the Hajj from its beginnings to the present day, the contributors have produced a global study that takes in the vast geographies of belief in the world of Islam. This volume pays attention to the diverse aspects of the Hajj, as lived every year by hundreds of millions of Muslims, touching on its rituals, its regional forms, the role of gender, its representation in art, and its organization on a global scale.

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  • Hajj : Pilgrimage In Islam

    $79.99

    Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world converge on Mecca and its precincts to perform the rituals associated with the Hajj and have been doing so since the seventh century. In this volume, scholars from a range of fields – including history, religion, anthropology, and literature – together tell the story of the Hajj and explain its significance as one of the key events in the Muslim religious calendar. By outlining the parameters of the Hajj from its beginnings to the present day, the contributors have produced a global study that takes in the vast geographies of belief in the world of Islam. This volume pays attention to the diverse aspects of the Hajj, as lived every year by hundreds of millions of Muslims, touching on its rituals, its regional forms, the role of gender, its representation in art, and its organization on a global scale.

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  • Meeting The Ideological Challenge Of Islamism

    $15.00

    Westminister Institute Title

    Islamist extremism is one of the most vital issues facing governments and populations today, as Islamist groups turn more violent, with increasing radicalized recruits. These leading scholar’s essays offer a detailed, compelling critique of the worldview, methodologies and motivations of violent Islamist groups, and of those pursuing a more gradualist approach. They present a significant contribution to the debate by showing how Islamist ideology may be confronted and effectively challenged.

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  • Chosen : Reading The Bible Amid The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    $15.00

    The conflict is only ‘seemingly’ beyond solution, because all historical-political problems have solutions, if there is enough courage, honesty, and steadfastness.

    In Chosen?, Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in modern-day Israel that raises questions for many Christians who are easily confused when reading biblical accounts of God’s saving actions with the Israelites. Are modern Israeli citizens the descendants of the Israelites in the Bible whom God called chosen? Was the promise of land to Moses permanent and irrevocable? What about others living in the promised land? How should we read the Bible in light of the modern situation? Who are the Zionists, and what do they say?

    In four chapters, Brueggemann addresses the main questions people have with regards to what the Bible has to say about this ongoing issue. A question-and-answer section with Walter Brueggemann, a glossary of terms, study guide, and guidelines for respectful dialogue are also included. The reader will get answers to their key questions about how to understand God’s promises to the biblical people often called Israel and the conflict between Israel and Palestine today.

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  • Effective Discipling In Muslim Communities

    $35.00

    Muslims who come to Christ face momentous spiritual, psychological and social obstacles that drive many new believers to abandon their faith. Often conversion and discipleship are framed by individualistic Western models, without acknowledging the communal cultural forces that constrain and shape new believers. Effective discipleship requires a more relational, holistic process of Christian identity development and spiritual formation in community. In this comprehensive resource, missiologist Don Little engages the toughest theoretical and practical challenges involved in discipling believers from Muslim backgrounds. He draws on New Testament principles, historical practices and interviews with seasoned disciplers ministering in a dozen countries across the Muslim world. Addressed here are key challenges that believers from Muslim backgrounds face, from suffering and persecution to spiritual warfare and oppression. Also included are implications for the role of discipling in church planting among Muslims.

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  • Islam Rising

    $6.99

    ISLAM RISING: The Middle East and Us by Dr. Stuart Robinson sheds light on a complex issue. Secular political leaders and media minders have marginalized religion unless it serves their professional interests. Historical memory hardly extends beyond yesterday’s sound bites or delves deeper than the flutter of social media comment. ISLAM RISING summarizes elements of how enduring turmoil in the Middle East has arisen and some implications for the rest of the world.

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  • Sexual Violation In Islamic Law

    $98.00

    This book provides a detailed analysis of Islamic juristic writings on the topic of rape and argues that classical Islamic jurisprudence contained nuanced, substantially divergent doctrines of sexual violation as a punishable crime. The work centers on legal discourses of the first six centuries of Islam, the period during which these discourses reached their classical forms, and chronicles the juristic conflict over whether or not to provide monetary compensations to victims. Along with tracing the emergence and development of this conflict over time, Hina Azam explains evidentiary ramifications of each of the two competing positions, which are examined through debates between the H?anafi- and Ma-liki- schools of law. This study examines several critical themes in Islamic law, such as the relationship between sexuality and property, the tension between divine rights and personal rights in sex crimes, and justifications of victim’s rights afforded by the two competing doctrines.

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  • Koran

    $16.00

    ‘Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original’ The Times The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world’s most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle. Also available from Penguin: The Koran with Parallel Text 9780141393841

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  • What Every Christian Needs To Know About Passover

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    Understand the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples and its ancient roots in the Jewish Passover, and discover what it can mean to a Christian celebration of Communion and Easter today.

    The Passover was celebrated by Jesus and the disciples the last time they were together. Now popular speaker and writer Rabbi Evan Moffic brings an understanding to the Last Supper that will forever change how Christians celebrate Communion and prepare for Easter. Beginning with the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history, Rabbi Moffic shows how these inform the roots of Christianity as he weaves together history, theology, Jewish practice and observances. Then he provides the background and resources for Christians seeking to experience an authentic Jewish Passover Seder and integrate it into their own preparation for Easter. Rabbi Moffic brings an informed and ancient perspective, explaining and bringing to life the source of so many of our modern Christian practices.

    By exploring and explaining the ritual and story surrounding the Jewish Passover, Rabbi Moffic shares with Christians the wisdom and inspiration of the Hebrew Bible-what Christians call the Old Testament-in a way that increases appreciation and understanding of the culture in which Jesus lived and taught. For contemporary Christians desiring to enrich their understanding of the faith they practice today, this book offers deeper understanding of their spiritual heritage shared with Judaism.

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  • Cambridge Companion To Sufism

    $30.99

    Sufism, the mystical or aesthetic doctrine in Islam, has occupied a very specific place in the Islamic tradition, with its own history, literature and devotional practices. Its development began in the seventh century, almost immediately after the early conquests, and spread throughout the Islamic world. The Cambridge Companion to Sufism traces its evolution from the formative period to the present, addressing specific themes along the way within the context of the times. In section discussing the early period, the devotional practices of the earliest Sufis are considered. The section on the medieval period, when Sufism was at its height, examines Sufi doctrines, different forms of mysticism and the antinomian expressions of Sufism. The section on the modern period explains the controversies that surrounded Sufism, the changes that took place in the colonial period and how Sufism transformed into a transnational movement in the twentieth century. This inimitable volume sheds light on a multifaceted and alternative aspect of Islamic history and religion.

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  • Doubt In Islamic Law

    $118.00

    This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history. Instead of rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim scholars largely embraced it. In fact, they used doubt to enlarge their own power and to construct Islamic criminal law itself. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, and a range of illustrative case studies, this book shows that Muslim jurists developed a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with Islam’s unique concept of doubt, which evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

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  • Prospects And Perils Of Catholic Muslim Dialogue

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    Westminister Institute Title

    In this study, Robert Reilly provides a careful and critical assessment of the prospects for dialogue between the Catholic Church and Islam. In particular, he highlights the problems for such dialogue presented by their different views of God and of humanity. The author argues that dialogue between Christians and Muslims can be meaningful and fruitful, but only if both affirm a God who is reason, and that human beings possess inalienable rights.

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  • Dawa : The Islamic Strategy For Reshaping The Modern World

    $25.00

    A global survey of Islamist strategies and tactics for missionary outreach (dawa) in the 21st century, this easy-to-read book analyses the process of Islamisation at an individual and societal level. Looking at politics, law, education and other spheres, in a wide range of countries, it reveals the underlying patterns, structures and organization. It also examines the theological roots of dawa that inspire Islamists today. Suitable for any interested reader, but well referenced for students.

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  • Christian Muslim Friend

    $14.99

    Can Christians and Muslims be friends? Real friends?

    Even in a post-September 11 era of alienation and religious violence, David Shenk says yes.
    In Christian. Muslim. Friend., Shenk lays out twelve ways that Christians can form authentic relationships with Muslims, characterized by respect, hospitality, and candid dialogue.

    Rooted in his fifty years of friendship with Muslims in Somalia, Kenya, and the United States, Shenk invites Christian readers to be clear about their identity, develop trust, practice hospitality, confront distortions of both faiths, and seek out Muslims committed to peace.

    He invites readers to both bear witness to the Christ-centered commitments of their faith while also reaching out in friendship with Muslims. Through astounding stories of his animated conversations with Muslim clerics, visits to countless mosques around globe, and pastors and imams who join hands to work for peace, Shenk offers tested and true paths to real relationships.

    A compelling resource with practical application for mission personnel, Sunday school classes, and any Christian who rubs shoulders with people of Islamic faith in their neighborhood or workplace.

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  • Sparks Of Tanya 1

    $16.95

    The Tanya, the foundation of Chabad-Chasidic philosophy, has been termed the written Torah of Chasidut. It is endlessly deep and wide and answers all of lifes questions. However, for many, this vast treasure remains inaccessible, because of its Hebrew language or its translation to difficult English. The present work, Sparks of Tanya, aims to introduce the novice to the magic and wonderful world of the Tanya – of realizing ones potential, actualizing ones fulfillment, and improving ones immediate environment – and ultimately that of the world. Each chapter of the Tanya is presented in simplified form and articulation, which although may upset some purists (because it cant possibly do the original justice), it will enable access to those who are unable for whatever reason to digest the original.

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  • World Religions : A Guide To The Essentials

    $36.00

    This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of teaching experience combined. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. Useful resources for professors are available upon request, including over 250 PowerPoint/Keynote slides and a multiple-choice question database with over 800 questions.

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  • History Of Islamic Societies 3rd Edition

    $60.99

    This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus’ history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam’s worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures. Part II deals with the construction in the Middle East of Islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century. Part III includes the history to the nineteenth century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and other Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. Part IV accounts for the impact of European commercial and imperial domination on Islamic societies and traces the development of the modern national state system and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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  • History Of Islamic Societies 3rd Edition

    $132.00

    This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus’ history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam’s worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic religious, artistic, legal and intellectual cultures. Part II deals with the construction in the Middle East of Islamic religious communities and states to the fifteenth century. Part III includes the history to the nineteenth century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and other Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. Part IV accounts for the impact of European commercial and imperial domination on Islamic societies and traces the development of the modern national state system and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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  • Shii Islam : An Introduction

    $27.99

    During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad’s death, different ideas and beliefs abounded. It was during this period of roughly three centuries that two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi’ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi’i Muslims, supporters of ‘Ali, cousin of the Prophet and the fourth caliph, articulated their own distinctive doctrines. The Sunni-Shi’i schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad, whereas in reality, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims also differ on a number of seminal theological doctrines concerning the nature of God and legitimate political and religious authority. This book examines the development of Shi’i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. In an accessible yet nuanced manner, it conceives of Shi’ism as a historical project undertaken by a segment of the early Muslim community that felt dispossessed. This book also covers, for the first time in English, a wide range of Shi’i communities from the demographically predominant Twelvers to the transnational Isma’ilis to the scholar-activist Zaydis. The portrait of Shi’ism that emerges is that of a distinctive and vibrant community of Muslims with a remarkable capacity for reinvention and adaptation, grounded in a unique theological interpretation of Islam.

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  • Shii Islam : An Introduction

    $93.00

    During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad’s death, different ideas and beliefs abounded. It was during this period of roughly three centuries that two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi’ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi’i Muslims, supporters of ‘Ali, cousin of the Prophet and the fourth caliph, articulated their own distinctive doctrines. The Sunni-Shi’i schism is often framed as a dispute over the identity of the successor to Muhammad, whereas in reality, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims also differ on a number of seminal theological doctrines concerning the nature of God and legitimate political and religious authority. This book examines the development of Shi’i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. In an accessible yet nuanced manner, it conceives of Shi’ism as a historical project undertaken by a segment of the early Muslim community that felt dispossessed. This book also covers, for the first time in English, a wide range of Shi’i communities from the demographically predominant Twelvers to the transnational Isma’ilis to the scholar-activist Zaydis. The portrait of Shi’ism that emerges is that of a distinctive and vibrant community of Muslims with a remarkable capacity for reinvention and adaptation, grounded in a unique theological interpretation of Islam.

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  • Holy City Of Medina

    $98.00

    This is the first book-length study of the emergence of Medina, in modern Saudi Arabia, as a widely venerated sacred space and holy city over the course of the first three Islamic centuries (the seventh to ninth centuries CE). This was a dynamic period that witnessed the evolution of many Islamic political, religious and legal doctrines, and the book situates Medina’s emerging sanctity within the appropriate historical contexts. The book focuses on the roles played by the Prophet Mu?ammad, by the Umayyad and early Abbasid caliphs and by Muslim legal scholars. It shows that Medina’s emergence as a holy city, alongside Mecca and Jerusalem, as well as the development of many of the doctrines associated with its sanctity, was the result of gradual and contested processes and was intimately linked with important contemporary developments concerning the legitimation of political, religious and legal authority in the Islamic world.

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  • Buddhism And Law

    $34.99

    As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. Buddhism and Law draws on the expertise of the foremost scholars in Buddhist studies and in law to trace the legal aspects of the religion from the time of the Buddha to the present. In some cases, Buddhism provided the crucial architecture for legal ideologies and secular law codes, while in other cases it had to contend with a preexisting legal system, to which it added a new layer of complexity. The wide-ranging studies in this book reveal a diversity of relationships between Buddhist monastic codes and secular legal systems in terms of substantive rules, factoring, and ritual practices. This volume will be an essential resource for all students and teachers in Buddhist studies, law and religion, and comparative law.

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  • Buddhism And Law

    $88.00

    As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. Buddhism and Law draws on the expertise of the foremost scholars in Buddhist studies and in law to trace the legal aspects of the religion from the time of the Buddha to the present. In some cases, Buddhism provided the crucial architecture for legal ideologies and secular law codes, while in other cases it had to contend with a preexisting legal system, to which it added a new layer of complexity. The wide-ranging studies in this book reveal a diversity of relationships between Buddhist monastic codes and secular legal systems in terms of substantive rules, factoring, and ritual practices. This volume will be an essential resource for all students and teachers in Buddhist studies, law and religion, and comparative law.

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  • Polygamous Wives Writing Club

    $33.95

    A fascinating look into the lives of nineteenth-century polygamous Mormon wives
    The Church of Latter-day Saints renounced the practice of plural marriage in 1890. In the mid- to late nineteenth century, however–the heyday of Mormon polygamy–as many as three out of every ten Mormon women became polygamous wives. Paula Kelly Harline delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine such women, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.

    Polygamous wives were participants in a controversial and very public religious practice that violated most nineteenth-century social and religious rules of a monogamous America. Harline considers the questions: Were these women content with their sacrifice? Did the benefits of polygamous marriage for the Mormons outweigh the human toll it required and the embarrassment it continues to bring? Polygamous wives faced daunting challenges not only imposed by the wider society but within the home, yet those whose writings Harline explores give voice to far more than unhappiness and discontent.

    The personal writings of these women, all married to different husbands, are the heart of this remarkable book–they paint a vivid and sometimes disturbing picture of an all but vanished and still controversial way of life.

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  • Connecting With Muslims

    $18.00

    How can we build bridges with Muslims? Muslims are our coworkers, neighbors and friends. But Christians don’t always know how to build relationships with Muslims. Fouad Masri provides practical ways for Christians to initiate conversations and develop relationships with Muslims. He offers insights into Muslim culture and helps Christians understand and relate their Muslim friends. Masri addresses seven common questions that Muslims ask about Jesus and the Christian faith, providing sensitive answers that winsomely guide Muslims to Jesus without arguing or awkward debating. With real-life stories of fruitful conversations and genuine relationships, Masri helps readers see Muslims as Jesus sees them, without fear, with love, hope and expectation. You don’t need a Ph.D. in Islam to share your faith with a Muslim. You just need the heart of an ambassador. Discover how.

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  • Grand Central Question

    $19.00

    Foreword By Josh McDowell
    Prologue: What Truth Costs – What Truth Is Worth
    Chapter One: Grand Central Questions

    Part I – Secular Humanism Or The Gospel — Which Provides Us With Intrinsic Value And Objective Purpose?
    Chapter Two: Secular Humanism – The Secular Search
    Chapter Three: Saying Nothing As Loud As We Can
    Chapter Four: Will The Real Humanism Please Stand Up?

    Part II – Eastern & Western Spirituality Or The Gospel — Which Gives Real Answers To Suffering?
    Chapter Five: Pantheism And Pain
    Chapter Six: Escaping The Escapism

    Part III – Islam Or The Gospel — Which Tells Us About God’s Greatness?
    Chapter Seven: From Whence Comes God’s Greatness?
    Chapter Eight: God’s Greatness And The Preservation Of The Gospel
    Chapter Nine: God’s Triune Greatness
    Chapter Ten: Greatness Incarnate

    Epilogue: A Worldview That Views The Whole World
    Acknowledgments

    Read More: Http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/toc/code=3665#ixzz2fBEY4td6

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    All religions and worldviews seek to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Why am I here? What does it mean to be human? Why is there evil in the world and how do we deal with it? But not every worldview places equal emphasis on each issue. The main worldviews each tend to stress a different central question. Secular humanism focuses on: What is the inherent value of human beings? Pantheism emphasizes: How do we escape suffering? Islam’s main concern is: How is God great? Abdu Murray digs deeply into these three representatives of major worldviews of our day: atheism, pantheism and theism. This lawyer and former Muslim brings compassion, understanding and clarity to his analysis, comparing the answers of each view to the central message of Christianity.

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  • Soul Journey : How Shamanism Santeria Wicca And Charisma Are Connected

    $15.95

    Pastor Kent Philpott explored Santeria, the New World version of the West African religion of the orishas, a stealth religious movement with more than 180 million adherents in Brazil alone, and discovered that it had its roots in shamanism and that contemporary neo-pagan religions like Wicca were intimately connected with both. Even more surprising, Philpott found shamans, Santerian priests, and witches appealing to what they termed charisma to support and authenticate their belief systems. What the four have in common is the trance state, ecstasy, passive state of mind, or altered state of conscious. Philpott details the theology and practices of shamanism, Santeria, and Wicca, and then regretfully demonstrates why the proponents of these religions appeal to a form of Christianity.

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  • Mosques And Miracles

    $35.95

    Christianity faces its greatest challenge yet – the rapid spread of Islam in almost every country. The purpose of this book is to alert leadership, to inform the Church and others, and to inspire God’s people to action. It relates what Islam is doing, why this is so, and how God is responding. It shows how God’s people may successfully face this challenge with confidence. The author, Stuart Robinson, was formerly the Senior Pastor of Crossway in Melbourne. Before that he worked for 14 years in South Asia where he pioneered church planting among Muslims. He now travels extensively as a speaker at conferences. He is the author of several books including:- Defying Death: Zakaria Botross – Apostle to Islam; The Prayer Of Obedience; The Challenge Of Islam. He graduated from the Baptist Theological College of Queensland, the University of Queensland, the Melbourne College of Divinity and Fuller Theological Seminary. Stuart was born in Brisbane and is married to Margaret. They have three married children.

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  • Come And Stay

    $1.75

    In this pamphlet, David Peters shares some of the challenges he and his wife encountered while blending into an Anabaptist fellowship, and gives practical advice for both parties in pushing aside the glass wall between newcomers and church members.

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  • Monks And Muslims 2

    $19.95

    If Christians and Muslims are to live in peace, encouraging one another to grow in holiness and working together for the good of all God’s creation, they must move beyond politicized and often negative images of one another. Monastic/Muslim dialogue issuing from friendship and focused on revelation, prayer, and witness is an important component in this effort. Indeed, it is essential.

    A conference jointly sponsored by the International Institute for Islamic Studies and Monastic Interreligious Dialogue brought together Iranian Shi’a Muslims and Christian monastics to Qum, Iran. Their first gathering was held a year previous in Rome, Italy and focused on spiritual topics like meditation and prayer. The second meeting in Qum was an occasion to deepen the bonds of friendship that had already been established. The conference theme centered on friendship and the dialogue explored the scriptural, theological, spiritual, philosophical, and practical bases for friendship between monks and Muslims. This follow up book invites readers to listen in and learn from their conversation and witness.

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  • When The Mosque Comes To Town

    $7.95

    Introduction: Muslims Move In

    Chapter 1: Saying Hello

    Chapter 2: Getting Into Conversation

    Chapter 3: Real Conversations

    Chapter 4: Real Situations

    Chapter 5: Stereotypes And Misconceptions

    Chapter 6: A Living Testimony

    Chapter 7: Pointing To Jesus

    Chapter 8: Jesus Himself

    Chapter 9: Going Deeper And Discipling

    Chapter 10: Final Word

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    How do you reach through the invisible, yet ever-present barriers that exist between you and your Muslim neighbors and effectively share the gospel? How do you tell them about Jesus?

    Those questions are what this book answers. Through each chapter, you will be shown how to reach out to Muslim neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. You will be guided through effective strategies to help you confidently share the gospel right from the start. This is part guide, part instruction manual, and part how-to book for sharing the gospel with Muslims.

    If you have a heart to reach Muslims or know someone who does, this book is for you! Read it, use it, try it out, and pass it on!

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  • Mennonite Confession Of Faith

    $3.25

    A restatement of the Articles of Faith as adopted in 1921. It includes the Apostles’ Creed, Schleitheim Confession and the Dortrecht Confession. Makes a good Bible doctrine study book.

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  • Understanding Islamic Theology

    $30.00

    This comprehensive introduction to Islamic theology is an invaluable one-stop guide to what Muslims believe. This unique book covers the doctrines of Islamic belief from their original sources with a depth that is rarely seen. It also highlights some of the key differences between Islam and Christianity especially regarding the Trinity and the person of Christ. This book is a useful guide for students, researchers, academics and for those wanting to understand the core beliefs of Islam.

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  • 4 Ezra And 2 Baruch

    $18.00

    Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever.

    This handy volume makes these two important texts accessible to students, provides expert introductions, and illuminates the interrelationship of the texts through parallel columns.

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  • Birthing Of A Jewish Heart

    $6.00

    Having accepted Jesus Christ early, Ann Ivey should have been a contented Christian throughout her life. Mainstream church, however, soon cause her to question popular Christian practices. Thus, a weary heart pushed Ann to study the Bible herself. Among the first things she learned is that no matter how Christians may believe, the Jewish people will always be at the center of God’s plan of salvation. As she would discover, even Jesus Christ himself lived and died a Jew to the end. Christians would do well to consider the story of Ruth. Although a Gentile, she would eventually become a part of the Jewish history, even becoming the great grandmother of King David and the ancestress of Jesus Christ himself.

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  • Whose Land Whose Promise (Revised)

    $25.00

    Preface To The Second Edition
    Preface To The First Edition
    Part 1: The Background To The Problem
    Part 2: The Old Testament And The Land
    Part 3: The New Testament And The Land
    Index Of Subjects And Names

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    Because events in the Middle East continue to escalate in tragic complexity, Christians still struggle with making sense of it all. In this updated version of Whose Land? Whose Promise?, Burge further explores the personal emotions and opinions; and sharpens his theological argument in the context of the new developments surrounding the crisis in the Middle East. Whose Land? Whose Promise? offers insight for the thoughtful reader on an explosive topic and challenges personal truths on peace.

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  • Paul And Judaism Revisited

    $26.00

    Preface
    1. Paul And Judaism Revisited
    2. Deuteronomic And Prophetic Restoration
    3. Restoration From The Curse Of The Law
    4. The Eschatological Spirit
    5. Anthropological Pessimism In Paul And Qumran
    6. Justification In Paul And Qumran
    7. Judgment According To Works
    8. Divine And Human Agency In Early Judaism: A Survey
    9. Paul And Judaism: Soteriology Revisited

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    Ever since E. P. Sanders published Paul and Palestinian Judaism in 1977, students of Paul have been probing, weighing and debating the similarities and dissimilarities between the understandings of salvation in Judaism and in Paul. Do they really share a common notion of divine and human agency? Or do they differ at a deep level? And if so, how? Broadly speaking, the answers have lined up on either side of the old perspective and new perspective divide. But can we move beyond this impasse? Preston Sprinkle reviews the state of the question and then tackles the problem. Buried in the Old Testament’s Deuteronomic and prophetic perspectives on divine and human agency, he finds a key that starts to turn the rusted lock on Paul’s critique of Judaism. Here is a proposal that offers a new line of investigation and thinking about a crucial issue in Pauline theology.

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  • Muslims Magic And The Kingdom Of God

    $17.99

    An in-depth study of the theology of God’s kingdom in action, this book is relevant to all who live in spiritual power-oriented societies. Drawing on illustrations from the Muslim world, Love provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to encountering spiritual powers and expressing the message of Jesus clearly across cultures. His book is full of practical ideas for establishing communities of Jesus’ followers.

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