Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851109923
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2000
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Pt. 1 Relating to Our Muslim Neighbors
1 Meeting Face to Face 21
2 Appreciating Islamic Culture 28
3 Examining Our Attitudes 41
4 Visiting a Mosque 50
5 Facing Immediate Issues 54
Pt. 2 Understanding Islam
6 Muslims at Prayer 71
7 Basic Muslim Beliefs and Practices 77
8 The Qur'an 84
9 Muhammad 95
10 Tradition (Hadith and Sunna) 104
11 Law (Shari'a) and Theology (Kalam) 109
12 Subgroups in Islam 117
13 Sufism 121
14 "Folk" or "Popular" Islam 129
15 The Spread and Development of Islam 135
16 Islam and Muslims in the World Today 147
17 Women in Islam 159
Pt. 3 Entering into Discussion and Dialogue
18 Questions and Objections Concerning Christian Practice 181
19 Questions and Objections Concerning Christian Beliefs 184
20 Social and Political Issues 188
21 Guidelines and Aims in Discussion with Muslims 190
22 A Deeper Look at the Main Muslim Objections 193
23 Learning from the Controversies of the Past 211
24 Exploring Dialogue 222
Pt. 4 Facing Fundamental Issues
25 Theological Questions 235
26 The Islamic View of Jesus 244
27 Crucial Differences: The Parting of the Ways 252
28 Thinking Biblically About Islam 268
29 Counting the Cost of Conversion 277
30 Facing the Political Challenge of Islam 286
Pt. 5 Sharing Our Faith
31 Natural Openings in Everyday Life 305
32 Christian Responses to "Folk Islam" 307
33 Using the Bible 311
34 Rethinking and Restating the Gospel 323
35 Strategies for the Church: What Can We Do Together? 339
Conclusion: Walking the Way of the Cross 345
Notes 348
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