Christian Jihad: Two Former Muslims Look at the Crusades and Killing in the Name of Christ

Christian Jihad: Two Former Muslims Look at the Crusades and Killing in the Name of Christ

by Emir Fethi Caner, Ergun Mehmet Caner
     
 

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Christian Jihad is the story of a horrific journey of slaughter and conversion by the sword. It paints the picture of warriors, fighting in the name of religion. It is a journey into the darkest hour of Christianity—the Crusades.

To most in the west, the Crusades are only a faded memory of events long past. But to the Islamic world, the "Crusaders"

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Christian Jihad is the story of a horrific journey of slaughter and conversion by the sword. It paints the picture of warriors, fighting in the name of religion. It is a journey into the darkest hour of Christianity—the Crusades.

To most in the west, the Crusades are only a faded memory of events long past. But to the Islamic world, the "Crusaders" have never ended their attempt to take over the world. The authors, intent on providing more than a mere history lesson, examine the impact of the Crusades on today, question ideas like "just war," and urge Christians to learn from the past.

  • Best-selling & Gold Medallion award-winning co-authors of Unveiling Islam
  • A balanced history of the Crusades that also answers contemporary questions regarding war and the interaction between Christianity and Islam
  • Written by strong evangelical scholars with solid ties to the Muslim world

Editorial Reviews

T4J Library - Trisha Bleau
"I was pleasantly surprised by the honest, truthful exploration of some of the past horrors committed by Christians in the name of God. It is a good thing for us to be aware of our past religious history. So many non-Christians are quick to point out the terrible things Christians have done in the past when faced with the horrors being committed in their own cultures today. Prepare yourself now, understand what we have in our past in Christian history and be ready to respond."
Christian Renewal - Christine Farenhorst
"The Caner brothers, propelled into the forefront by their enlightening 2002 book, Unveiling Islam, have now written another helpful book. This one focuses on the Crusades and centers on a time period in history in which Christians killed both Muslims and Jews in God's name. The authors maintain that a gradual shift from the pacifism of the first Christians took place as the church became more and more obsessed and entangled with power, politics, and state. The Caners warn that vigilance is needed also today to see that the church's freedom is not impeded by the state."
Pneuma Review - Tony Richie
"An important evangelical work, Christian Jihad by Caner and Caner is a book bound to be of help in the process of clarifying one's views on religious violence. It is highly recommended."
T4J Library
I was pleasantly surprised by the honest, truthful exploration of some of the past horrors committed by Christians in the name of God. It is a good thing for us to be aware of our past religious history. So many non-Christians are quick to point out the terrible things Christians have done in the past when faced with the horrors being committed in their own cultures today. Prepare yourself now, understand what we have in our past in Christian history and be ready to respond.
— Trisha Bleau
Pneuma Review
An important evangelical work, Christian Jihad by Caner and Caner is a book bound to be of help in the process of clarifying one's views on religious violence. It is highly recommended.
— Tony Richie
Christian Renewal
The Caner brothers, propelled into the forefront by their enlightening 2002 book, Unveiling Islam, have now written another helpful book. This one focuses on the Crusades and centers on a time period in history in which Christians killed both Muslims and Jews in God's name. The authors maintain that a gradual shift from the pacifism of the first Christians took place as the church became more and more obsessed and entangled with power, politics, and state. The Caners warn that vigilance is needed also today to see that the church's freedom is not impeded by the state.
— Christine Farenhorst
Library Journal
This is a sobering look at the dark side of Christian history by the Caners (Unveiling Islam), former Muslims and now evangelicals, on the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Seminary and Liberty University. The authors seek to alert unknowing readers to an unpleasant side of Christian history. In 1095, Pope Urban II launched the Crusades by declaring a new war theory, "God wills it," and announced pardon of all sins of the participants. As the book reviews the history of the Crusades, ugly details increasingly horrify the reader, e.g., the tragic losses in the Children's Crusade, where as many as 50,000 children starved, were killed, or were sold into slavery. Even before the Crusades, the authors assert, Christian jihad targeted Jews with the threat, "Embrace the cross or die." An appendix compares Pope Urban II's 1095 C.E. speech with Osama bin Laden's speech of February 23, 1998. This is not bedtime reading. In their conclusion, the authors discuss lessons that need to be learned, freedom of religion, just war, and the need for apology by Christians for acts of Christian carnage. Highly recommended.-George Westerlund, Palmyra, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825424038
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
652,656
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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