Meeting Islam: A Guide for Christians

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Paraclete Press, 2005 - Religion - 242 pages
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Dardess invites readers to explore some of Islam's key facts, chief concepts, and practices, using his own failings and successes as a guide. He shares his own experiences as a deacon in the Catholic Church in Rochester, New York, seeking to build bridges with the local Muslim community, and how his own faith has been expanded and enhanced by the relationships and understandings that have resulted. At times humorous, questioning and warm, Meeting Islam is an engaging guide to the rewards (and the dangers) of venturing outside the boundaries of one's own faith. Dardess is sympathetic to Muslim claims to truth, and analyzes them in the light of similar, Christian claims. Each chapter ends with a theological reflection on how a particular facet of Islam may enhance (rather than detract from) our own Christian self-understanding.

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Meeting Islam: A Guide For Christians (A Many Mansions Book)

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Intrepid religious consumer Dardess (English, Allendale Columbia Sch.) writes of his experiences in upstate New York as he seeks to "meet Islam" through the local Islamic Center - first through Arabic ... Read full review

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in an age when islam is the fastest growing religion in the west and an age where there is so much hysterical writing that elicits fear, this is an important book to help Christians really understand muslims. if we do not understand, we cannot love, and if we do not love, we are failing Christ. Read full review


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George Dardess lives in Rochester, NY. He is a member of the Muslim Catholic Alliance of Rochester and the author of two recent books on Muslim-Christian dialogue: Meeting Islam: A Guide for Christians (Paraclete, 2005) and Do We Worship the Same God: Comparing the Bible and the Qur'an (St. Anthony Messenger, 2006). George is an ordained deacon. He has a master's in theology but his doctorate is in literature.

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