Originally published in 1953, Bridge to Islam is a detailed study of the beliefs of Muhammad and his followers, exploring the relationship between the world of Islam and that of Christianity.
Drawing attention to the common beliefs between Islam and Christianity, the book examines the relationship between these two prominent religions and poses the argument that it is only through a proper appreciation of the differences in spiritual attitudes that a bridge of understanding and knowledge can be built between them. It traces the religious histories of different countries in the Middle East and assesses the position of Islam and Christianity in each one.
Bridge to Islam will appeal to those with an interest in the history of Christianity, the history of Islam, religious studies, and the Middle East.
Table of Contents
1: A First Glimpse; 2: Islam, Its Founder and His Message; 3: How Muslims Picture Muhammad Today; 4: Fundamentals of Islam; 5: Jesus in Islam; 6: Ideas Regarding Predestination and Sin; 7: Religious Liberty in Islam; 8: Interrelationship Between Islam and Christianity; 9: Arabia; 10: Al Yaman, Aden, and Hadramaut; 11: ‘Oman and the Persian Gulf States; 12: Iraq; 13: Syria and Lebanaon; 14: Palestine and Transjordan; 15: Egypt; 16: Turkey; 17: Iran; 18: The Bridge and Its Builders
Erich W. Bethmann