Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: April 18, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
Dimensions: 7.13 × 5.13 (inches)
An essential introduction to the culture, history, and practices of the world’s second largest religion. Professor James A. Beverley provides answers to questions many Christians have about Islam. Issues include what Muslims think about God, the world, and their place in it; how Muhammad established a religion that now stretches around the world, how different groups within Islam define Jihad, why Palestine is important to Muslims, what roles women play in different Islamic communities, and how Christians should relate to Muslims.
- Glossary of terms related to Islam
- A list of Frequently Asked Questions for easy reference
- Topical bibliography for further study
James A. Beverley is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California and a Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada. He is a contributing editor to Christianity Today magazine, and a frequent contributor to Faith Today and Charisma magazines. He has specialized for twenty years in the study of modern religious movements. He is the author of many books including Holy Laughter & the Toronto Blessing. Jim and Gloria have two adult children.