DO MUSLIMS & CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD? PB
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- ISBN 9781789742299
- Author BANNISTER ANDY
- Pub Date 01/01/2021
Are Islam and Christianity essentially the same? Should we seek to overcome divisions by seeing Muslims and Christians as part of one family of Abrahamic faith? Andy Bannister shares his journey from the multicultural streets of inner-city London
Are Islam and Christianity essentially the same? Should we seek to overcome divisions by seeing Muslims and Christians as part of one family of Abrahamic faith?
Andy Bannister shares his journey from the multicultural streets of inner-city London to being a Christian with a PhD in Qur’anic Studies. Along the way, he came to understand that far from being the same, Islam and Christianity are profoundly different.
Get to the heart of what the world’s two largest religions say about life’s biggest questions—and discover the uniqueness of Christianity’s answer to the question of who God really is.
'A nuanced and sensitive examination, from an overtly Christian perspective, of how to negotiate a truth that is no less self-evident for being one that many prefer to draw a veil across: Christianity and Islam are not remotely the same.
-- Tom Holland - author of Dominion and In the Shadow of the Sword
'With warmth, wit and approachability, Dr Andy Bannister has drawn on his extensive knowledge of Islam and Christianity to bring us a book of real wisdom. He gets right to the heart of the questions and offers the reader accessible evidence to consider the essential claims of two faiths. I highly recommend this readable yet thoroughly researched book as a must-read for the curious whether you have faith already or not. Prepare to be entertained, edified and gripped - I found myself unable to put it down.'
President, OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics
'Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? is a sharp witted, big hearted, and clear minded romp through one of the most pressing religious questions of our time. You will laugh your way through some of the key differences between Islamic and Christian belief discovering just why they matter so much for humanity. This is classic Bannister, and essential reading for those seeking both intellectual clarity and relational generosity in Christian-Muslim relations.
Dr Richard Shumack
As reviewed by Stephen McQuoid, General Director of GLO, in March 2023: 'This is a great little book that does three things well. Firstly, it introduces the reader briefly to the issue of worldview, which is a concept that most Christians are unfamiliar with, even though every Christian has a worldview. Secondly, it answers the question which forms the title of the book. It does so by looking at how Muslims and Christians respond to four world view questions: 1.What is God like? 2.What are human beings? 3.What is wrong with the world and 4.Whats the solution? Each of these is answered succinctly but carefully, looking at the Bible and the Quran. The third thing the book does is introduce the reader to the person of Jesus and the salvation he offers.
Given these three achievements, this is a book you can pass on to a non-Christian as an evangelistic tool, but also offers good apologetic answers for Christians. Islam is a huge religion and also has significant cultural influence. Consequently, the question about whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God in an important one in and of itself. In our pluralist society we need Christians who can think clearly about their faith and this book will certainly help. If you have Muslim neighbours or work colleagues and you want to witness to them, this is also an excellent guide for that. It is very accessible, indeed I read it in a single evening, but it is an important and significant as well as a well written book.'
Publisher : IVP (18 Mar. 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 208 pages