Category: Religion: Bible
Copyright/published Year: 2002 by Ignatius
In the wake of the September 11,2001 attacks, worldwide interest ì in Islam has reached an unprecedented peak. Thousands convert to ì Islam each year in the US alone, and sales of the Qur'an are very ì high.
What do Christians need to know about the Qur'an? Fr. Jacques ì Jomier has written a scholarly yet readable work on the profound ì differences between Christian scripture and the Islamic sacred ì texts, differences that are too often glossed over. Topics ì include:
Islamic teaching on Jesus and Mary; the universal mission of the ì Muslim; Jews, Christians and Islamic law. This book is a ì necessity to understand the highly charged religious elements in ì the Middle East.
"Jomier contrasts the essential Muslim teachings with the Jewish ì and Christian understandings of themselves. He is both ì sympathetic and critical. This is an excellent text in which to ì understand just what Islam means when it talks of Jewish or ì Christian sources in the light of its own traditions." James ì Schall, S.J., Georgetown University "Fr. Jomier's work provides crucial insights into the Qur'an. ì Readers will find themselves in the enviable position of knowing ì more about Islam's holy book than many Muslims!" -James Aiken, ì Catholic Answers
About the Author
Jacques Jomier, O.P., a missionary in the Middle East, gained a ì unique inside view of the Muslim world. He was among the first to ì provide commentary on the Qur'an.
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