Christianity, Islam, and the West by Robert A. Burns

By Robert A. Burns

This booklet has its origins in a comparative religions path Burns has taught on the collage of Arizona for the earlier thirty years. those that have enrolled within the type have come from diversified non secular and cultural backgrounds. regardless of the combine, a shared interest approximately Christianity, Judaism, and Islam has regularly been current. because the Sept. 11 assaults at the international exchange middle and the Pentagon, students-as good because the basic public-are in particular attracted to Islam. Like many american citizens, they've got very little wisdom of the Islamic faith. This paintings touches upon the origins and significant teachings of the Islamic faith and discusses the commonalties and changes among Islam and Christianity. during the ebook, Burns poses and solutions the categories of questions most commonly asked by way of his scholars. This method may be worthwhile to scholars in comparative religions classes, in addition to different participants drawn to the connections among Christianity and Islam. the aim of this e-book is to aid alleviate the incorrect information surrounding Islam and Christianity and to motivate a discussion among the 2 religions. Such communique will, the writer hopes, aid advertise justice and peace in the course of the world.

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