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By C.H. Becker Ph.D.

From one of many top students of Islam within the final century comes this exploration of Christianity and Islam. correct from the start Becker notes that there are various issues of view at the topic. interpreting the character of the topic and the historic connections among the religions, he turns to the assembly of the 2 faiths. Early in his exploration he addresses the increase of Islam and its impression at the Christianity of the time. Over the process his discourse, Becker probes what Muhammad knew of Christianity and the placement of Christians lower than Islam. subsequent he turns to the center a long time. taking a look at their similarities, he comes to a decision that metaphysically the religions should not that varied. actually, either religions effect the opposite. Noting facets of the lifestyle and doctrinal outlook of Islam, Becker compares those to Christian lifestyles and outlooks. rising outlooks on the time validated simply how a lot those religions affected one another. these drawn to the heritage of western religions will locate this a fresh source.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The topic from various issues of view: limits of therapy the character of the topic: the old issues of connection among Christianity and Islam A. Christianity and the increase of Islam:

1. Muhammed and his contemporaries 2. The effect of Christianity upon the improvement of Muhammed three. Muhammed's wisdom of Christianity four. the placement of Christians lower than Muhammedanism

B. The similarity of Christian and Muhammedan metaphysics in the course of the heart ages:

1. The capability and path during which Christian impression affected 2. Islam 2. The penetration of way of life via the spirit of faith; asceticism, contradictions and impacts affecting the advance of a clerical category and the idea of marriage three. the speculation of lifestyles generally almost about the doctrine of immortality four. the angle of faith in the direction of the country, monetary existence, society, and so on. five. The everlasting significance to Islam of those affects: the doctrine of tasks 6. Ritual 7. Mysticism and the worship of saints eight. Dogma and the advance of scholasticism

C. The effect of Islam upon Christianity: the way during which this effect operated, and the reason of the prevalence of Islam

The impact of Muhammedan philosophy the hot international of eu Christendom and the fashionable East end. The ancient development of religion

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