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Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?

por Timothy George

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The days when western Christians could ignore the influence of Islam are over. Today as never before, the world's second largest religion is shaping our culture, and words such as jihad, imam, Quran, and fatwa have entered our vocabulary. While all Muslims are no more alike than all Christians are alike, there are certain fundamental beliefs that all Muslims hold in common--some of which Christians would agree with, including belief in one true God. But is it the same God? How does the God of Muhammad differ from the God of Christianity? Written in a clear, passionate style that is conciliatory, balanced, and uncompromisingly biblical, this book describes and contrasts the distinctives of Christianity and Islam. Its author, a noted historian and theologian who has studied Islam for many years, writes with an eye on helping Christians better understand how to interact with Muslims. Beginning with an overview of Islam--what it is and how it arose--here are fascinating and relevant insights on · the Five Pillars of Islam · the role of religious violence from the Crusades onward · the doctrine of the Trinity and the character of God · Christian and Muslim views of Jesus Christ and salvation · what Christians can learn from Muslims · how Christians can share Christ with their Muslim neighbors . . . and more… (mais)
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This is a book about relations with Islam from the perspective of evangelical Christianity. The author is a founding dean of Beeson Divinity School and an editor with Christianity Today. It is a reasonably balanced, the author gives respect ot Muslims in many areas where he believes it is due, Both are people of the book, are monotheistic, believe actively in charity and the sovereingty of God. The sticking point is the Christian belief in the Trinity; these include the idea of God as a heavenly father, the deity of Christ, and the Holy Spirit is personal. Timothy George believes that God as love and as a bestower of grace are much greater in Christianity. He adds in the necessity of the cross, which is bewildring for many non-Christians. George does not really deal with how the two faiths might co-exist, or even how Christians have done somewhat better overall living in Muslim countries before the last 50 years, than Muslims in Christian countries. ( )
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The days when western Christians could ignore the influence of Islam are over. Today as never before, the world's second largest religion is shaping our culture, and words such as jihad, imam, Quran, and fatwa have entered our vocabulary. While all Muslims are no more alike than all Christians are alike, there are certain fundamental beliefs that all Muslims hold in common--some of which Christians would agree with, including belief in one true God. But is it the same God? How does the God of Muhammad differ from the God of Christianity? Written in a clear, passionate style that is conciliatory, balanced, and uncompromisingly biblical, this book describes and contrasts the distinctives of Christianity and Islam. Its author, a noted historian and theologian who has studied Islam for many years, writes with an eye on helping Christians better understand how to interact with Muslims. Beginning with an overview of Islam--what it is and how it arose--here are fascinating and relevant insights on · the Five Pillars of Islam · the role of religious violence from the Crusades onward · the doctrine of the Trinity and the character of God · Christian and Muslim views of Jesus Christ and salvation · what Christians can learn from Muslims · how Christians can share Christ with their Muslim neighbors . . . and more

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