Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross

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Baker Books, 2002 - Religion - 368 pages
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Answering Islam evaluates the claims of orthodox Islam from a Christian point of view, appealing especially to the Qur'an and the Bible. The authors, a Christian apologist and a former Muslim, provide apologetic answers to prepare Christians for ministry in the Islamic context. This second edition contains two new appendices, a new preface written in light of September 11, 2001, and updated information throughout.
"This book is a theological masterpiece, the most lucid and comprehensive theological analysis and critique of Islam from a Christian perspective I have ever seen. It is invaluable as a tool for understanding the most serious religious challenge to Christianity in the modern world." R. C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries

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A helpful tool in reaching Muslims with the Gospel

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As our church approaches its annual missions conference, the theme this year is "Reaching Muslims with the Gospel." In order to educate myself over the past six months, I have read seven books on ... Read full review

Much needed information for today's culture.

User Review  - Mari -

Dr. Giesler is so knowledgeable in Bible Doctrine and Theology in general. His co-author, a former Muslim, gives a clear picture of Muslim belief and thinking. Christians need to understand what we're up against and how to deal with it. Read full review


Preface to Second Edition
The Basic Doctrines of Orthodox Islam
A Christian Response to Basic Muslim Beliefs
A Positive Defense of the Christian Perspective
Muslim Sects and Movements
Muslim Religious Practices
Popular Muslim Accusations against the
Black Islam
Suggested Reading
Index of Subjects

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Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

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