With insight into the beliefs, social lives, family structures, and missionary strategies of the Islamic faith, this important new book offers a unique perspective to help you know and understand Islam's influential beliefs and practices.
Writing from a western Christian viewpoint coupled with a detailed, first-hand knowledge of Muslim life, Dr. Braswell digs beneath the religion's seemingly harmless surface to reveal a rich, proud, and powerful force in world affairs. With a glossary of special terms, maps of worldwide Islamic expansion, and a bibliography for further study, this book provides both a complete introduction and a comprehensive reference tool on Muslimswhere they started, how they're positioned in today's social, political, and religious arenas, and where they're heading in the 21st century.
Did you know?
- There are over one billion Muslims in the world.
- Islam is the second largest religion in Europe.
- Islam challenges Judaism as the second largest religion in the United States.
- A United Nations demographic report forecasts Muslims will represent at least half of the global birthrate after the year 2055.
About the Author
George W. Braswell, Jr. is a professor of missions and world religions and serves as director of the D.Min. program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A resident of Wake Forest, North Carolina, he is the author of several books including Understanding World Religions and Islam: Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics, and Power.