By C.H. Becker Ph.D.

From one of many prime students of Islam within the final century comes this exploration of Christianity and Islam. correct from the start Becker notes that there are diverse issues of view at the topic. analyzing the character of the topic and the ancient connections among the religions, he turns to the assembly of the 2 faiths. Early in his exploration he addresses the increase of Islam and its effect at the Christianity of the time. Over the process his discourse, Becker probes what Muhammad knew of Christianity and the placement of Christians lower than Islam. subsequent he turns to the center a long time. taking a look at their similarities, he makes a decision that metaphysically the religions will not be that varied. actually, either religions impact the opposite. Noting elements of the way of life and doctrinal outlook of Islam, Becker compares those to Christian existence and outlooks. rising outlooks on the time verified simply how a lot those religions affected one another. these drawn to the heritage of western religions will locate this a clean source.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The topic from varied issues of view: limits of remedy the character of the topic: the old issues of connection among Christianity and Islam A. Christianity and the increase of Islam:

1. Muhammed and his contemporaries 2. The impact of Christianity upon the advance of Muhammed three. Muhammed's wisdom of Christianity four. the placement of Christians less than Muhammedanism

B. The similarity of Christian and Muhammedan metaphysics through the center ages:

1. The skill and path through which Christian impact affected 2. Islam 2. The penetration of lifestyle via the spirit of faith; asceticism, contradictions and impacts affecting the advance of a clerical classification and the idea of marriage three. the idea of existence in most cases near to the doctrine of immortality four. the perspective of faith in the direction of the nation, fiscal lifestyles, society, and so on. five. The everlasting value to Islam of those affects: the doctrine of tasks 6. Ritual 7. Mysticism and the worship of saints eight. Dogma and the advance of scholasticism

C. The impact of Islam upon Christianity: the style within which this effect operated, and the reason of the prevalence of Islam

The impact of Muhammedan philosophy the recent global of ecu Christendom and the trendy East end. The old development of religion

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