Christianity and Islam According to the Bible and the Qur'an


Author: Naser Al-Moghamis

Publisher: Darussalam

ISBN: 9789960861425

Category: Bible

Page: 112

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Since the Bible is the basis for the teachings of Christianity, and the Qur'an is the main source of Islamic Religion and Law, this book compares Islam and Christianity according to a comparative study of the Bible and the Qur'an. This approach ensures that the comparison is based on facts and not on prejudice or misunderstanding.

This Place of Wrath and Tears

A Comedy in Three Acts


Author: Clyde V. Collard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 6849

What appears to be a tale of progressive development and reversal of a life path in the portrayal of a single individual is, in reality, a quest for answers and a declaration of opinion concerning the questions we ponder. In describing the 78 years of his own chronological development, Dr. Clyde v. Collard has painted a vivid picture of the human condition and the forces explicit in shaping the biological and social existence of each of us. In the generic sense, that which applies to one human applies to all humans. John Donne expressed that sentiment when he wrote, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. The author here states, Look, then into the glass, perceive yourself And now . . . choose.

Christianity and Human Rights

Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice


Author: Frederick M. Shepherd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140093

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 3071

In Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice, Frederick M. Shepherd has collected essays by scholars and activists who, in a wide variety of ways, confront the issue of Christianity's role in the burgeoning movement for human rights. The volume's contributors provide diverse perspectives on the theology behind the idea of human rights, the debate over the its meaning, and the evolution of the struggle for human rights. A wide variety of disciplinary perspectives are represented, from economics, political science and law to history, philosophy and theology. The essays also represent a broad political spectrum, including specific accounts from activists participating in the struggle for human rights. Separate chapters focus on cases from Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Christianity and Human Rights begins and ends with attempts to synthesize current theory and practice, acknowledging both Christianity's great success and its failures in defending basic human rights around the globe.

The Wisdom of a Fool


Author: Elijah

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602668264

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 372

"The Wisdom of a Fool" is chock-full of meaningful tidbits about truth, life, religion, and wisdom, which range from a few words to a handful of pages in length. (Motivation)

Abraham's Ashes

The Absurdity of Monotheism


Author: Peter Heinegg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761859659

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 5485

In Abraham's Ashes, Peter Heinegg uncovers the truth behind the bizarre, contradictory, and oppressive fantasy known as monotheism. He offers a forceful critique of the biblical and Qur'anic views of Abraham, showing how at the heart of all prophetic religions lies an untenable myth of suprarational magical thinking about “revelation.”

The Emergence of Islam

Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective


Author: Gabriel Said Reynolds

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451408129

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2759

"Gabriel Said Reynolds tells the story of Islam in this brief illustrated survey, beginning with Muhammad's early life and rise to power, then tracing the origins and development of the Quran juxtaposed with biblical literature, and concluding with an overview of modern and fundamentalist narratives of the origin of Islam. Reynolds offers a fascinating look at the structure and meaning of the Qur'an, revealing the ways in which biblical language is used to advance the Qur'an's religious meaning. Reynolds' analysis identifies the motives that shaped each narrative Islamic, Jewish, and Christian. The book's conclusion yields a rich understanding of diverse interpretations of Islam's emergence, suggesting that its emergence is itself ever-developing" -- Publisher description.

Vital Signs

The Nature and Nurture of Passion


Author: Gregg Levoy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608897

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 3841

Rediscover—or discover for the first time—the things that make you passionate in life Vital Signs is about what inspires passion and what defeats it. How we lose it and how we get it back. And ultimately it’s about the endless yet endlessly fruitful tug-of-war between freedom and domestication, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves. Each chapter in Vital Signs will contain a core sample, an intimate biography of one of the strategies we employ to gain or regain our passion. The book also affirms the importance of courageous inquiry into dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, bored—so the reader can recognize and change these tendencies in themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Muslim Minorities in the West

Visible and Invisible


Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Jane I. Smith

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759102187

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Although they are typically portrayed by the media as dangerous extremists in distant lands, Muslims in fact form a permanent, peaceful and growing population in nearly every Western country. While Westerners are now more commonly seeing mosques in their neighborhoods or scarved Muslim women in their streets, misperceptions and stereotypes remain. With expanding numbers and desires to protect their rights and identities, Muslims are coming into more and more into the public view. In Muslim Minorites in the West noted scholars Haddad and Smith bring together outstanding essays on the distinct experiences of minority Muslim communities from Detroit, Michigan to Perth, Australia and the wide range of issues facing them. Haddad and Smith in their introduction trace the broad contours of the Muslim experience in Europe, America and other areas of European settlement and shed light on the common questions minority Muslims face of assimilation, discrimination, evangelism, and politics. Muslim Minorities in the West provides a welcome introduction to these increasingly visible citizens of Western nations.

Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom


Author: Robert Kane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490540

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Modernity has challenged the ancient ideal of a universal quest for wisdom, and today's world of conflicting cultures and values has raised further doubts regarding the possibility of objective ethical standards. Robert Kane refocuses the debate on the philosophical quest for wisdom, and argues that ethical principles about right action and the good life can be seen to emerge from that very quest itself. This book contends that the search for wisdom involves a persistent striving to overcome narrowness of vision that comes from the inevitable limitations of finite points of view. When applied to questions of value and the good life, this striving has ethical implications about the way we should treat ourselves and others. This study argues for the merits of this central thesis against alternative theories in contemporary normative ethics, and discusses its practical applications for social ethics, political philosophy, law and moral education.