In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, worldwide interest in Islam has reached an unprecedented peak. Thousands convert to Islam each year in the US alone, and sales of the Qur'an are very high.
What do Christians need to know about the Qur'an? Fr. Jacques Jomier, O.P., has written a scholarly yet readable work that details the profound differences between Christian scripture and the Islamic sacred texts, differences that are too often glossed over by the mainstream media. Topics addressed include: Islamic teaching on Jesus and Mary; the universal mission of the Muslim; Jews, Christians and Islamic law. This book is a necessity for those who wish to understand the highly charged religious elements of the current conflict in the Middle East.
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About the Author
Jacques Jomier, O.P., served for many years as a missionary in the Middle East, gaining a unique inside view of the Muslim world. He was among the first to provide commentary on modern translations of the Qur'an, contributing greatly to the study of Islam.
What People are Saying About This
Jomier contrasts the essential Muslim teachings with the Jewish and Christian understandings of themselves. He is both sympathetic and critical. This is an excellent text in which to understand just what Islam means when it talks of Jewish or Christian sources in the light of its own traditions.
Fr. Jomier's work provides crucial insights into the Qur'an. Readers will find themselves in the enviable position of knowing more about Islam's holy book than many Muslims!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you want to start comparing and contrasting the difference views of Muslims vs. Christians, this would be a good place to start.