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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Islam / Theology
  • Language:English
  • Pages:474
  • eBook ISBN:9780989290548

Understanding Islamic Theology

by Patrick Sookhdeo

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This comprehensive book is an invaluable one-stop guide to what Muslims believe. It traces Islamic doctrines to their original sources and also highlights some of the key differences between Islam and Christianity. It is useful for students, researchers and academics, and also for Christians seeking a working knowledge of Islam to enable them to share Christ effectively with their Muslim neighbours.


Islam has gained a much higher profile in recent years, especially following the horrific attacks of 9/11 and the turmoil of the Arab Spring. But such extreme events offer us only a limited insight into what Muslims really believe. We need to know much more about Islam if we are to engage sensitively with Muslims in our communities and wider society. In this book, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo has provided a comprehensive introduction to Islamic theology. He looks first at how the core texts of Islam were used to develop Shari‘ah, the detailed system of law that governs the lives of Muslims. He then considers the core beliefs of Islam, which make up the Muslim creed that unites the worldwide Islamic community. Dr Sookhdeo focuses throughout on how Muslims have understood their religion through history and how they practise it today. He also highlights some of the key differences between Islam and Christianity, especially regarding the Trinity and the person of Christ. This one-stop guide to what Muslims believe will be invaluable to students, researchers and academics in this fascinating field. But it will also be useful to Christians seeking a working knowledge of Islam to enable them to share Christ effectively with their Muslim neighbours

About the author

Patrick Sookhdeo studied at London Bible College, later obtaining a Ph.D. at London University. For 23 years he was involved in pastoral, church planting and training ministry in the East End of London. He is the International Director of Barnabas Fund which works in 80 countries, Dean Theologian of the Diocese of Abuja in Nigeria and non-residentiary Canon of Peshawar Diocese, Pakistan. He is also a senior adviser and consultant on security and military issues, a lecturer and the author of 22 books.

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