Islam for the Western Mind: Understanding Muhammad and the Koran, Volume 5, Issue 1

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Hampton Roads Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 253 pages
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More than a billion people consider themselves Muslim. It is the world's second-largest religion. Yet Western portrayals of the Islamic mind are often flawed. Islam for the Western Mind is an intensive look--from a Christian perspective--at what inspires and motivates Muslims, namely Muhammad and the teaching of the Koran.

Dr. Drummond, an ordained Presbyterian minister and former professor, presents a balanced look at the life and teaching of Islam's founding Prophet, paying detailed attention to the religious and political community that existed during Muhammad's time as well as after his death.

Dr. Drummond also looks at the larger cultural impact of Islam, examining what he calls the lightning-like spread of the new religion across much of the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Europe, and examines Muhammad's teaching about women, pagans, and Jesus, the Messiah, Son of Mary. He gives detailed attention to the ethical teaching of the Koran. All this is with primary emphasis upon God as Lord of the Worlds, yet merciful and compassionate, and upon prophecy as divine revelation.

Islam for the Western Mind is an essential text for anyone wanting an unbiased look at Muhammad, the Koran, and the religion they inspired.


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Presbyterian minister Drummond's earlier books (e.g., Gautama the Buddha: An Essay in Religious Understanding ) apply an empathetic Christian approach to other religions. Here he explains Islam, a ... Read full review

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I thank Drummond for allowing me to get to know about Islam as another world religion which means to guide its cultural followers spiritually towards a more evolved state. Read full review


The Time and the Place
Muhammads Early Life and Gall to Prophethood
The Preaching Becomes Polity
Views of Scripture
Jesus the Messiah the Son of Mary
Koranic Views of Humanity
The Position and Role of Women in the Koran
Views of Pagans
The Ethics of the Koran

God Allah
The Sovereignty and Providence of God
The Last Day
Revelation and Prophecy

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