Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know
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About "Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know"
Recent events have focused attention on Islam, the often - misunderstood faith of one billion people. Westerners are showing a new curiosity about Islam and other religions, in part, perhaps, because religion is arguably the single most important and volatile factor in geopolitics today. Islam needs to be understood on its own terms, apart from extreme expressions, John Kaltner argues. This revised and expanded edition of a trusted text offers updated information about Islam in an accessible and sympathetic presentation. Kaltner presents Islam as first and foremost a religion of practices. Showing the deep humanism of Islam and its most cherished commitments, Kaltner presents Islam through assertions that counter frequent misconceptions of the faith.
Meet the Author
John Kaltner (Ph.D., Drew University, Hebrew Bible) is the Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations. He teaches courses in the Bible, Islam, and Arabic. His recent publications include The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content (with Steven L. McKenzie). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007; What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (with Howard Greenstein and Kendra Hotz). Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007; and Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon. ( Edited with Louis Stulman. London: T & T Clark International, 2004.)
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