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Who Is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face about Islam--And Themselves

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Current discussion of Islam in America tends toward two polar extremes. On one hand is the notion that Christianity is superior to Islam and that Muslims are warmongers. On the other is the notion that all religions basically say the same thing and are peaceable. Theologian and critically acclaimed author Lee Camp argues that both these extremes are wrong. He introduces Ch ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Brazos Press
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Noel Walker
Feb 12, 2015 Noel Walker rated it it was amazing
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In Who is My Enemy, Camp illustrates the contours of what a healthy interfaith dialogue would look like by first identifying two opposing viewpoints that are currently both popular and both unhelpful. On the one extreme you have the unreflected perspective that “Islam and Christianity are really saying the same thing.” This is a particularly popular perspective today, one where Jesus and Mohammed – the Bible and the Qur'an – are held in opposition. The two faiths are therefore held as two differ ...more
Tina
Jan 27, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The complete title of this book is "Who is My Enemy? Questions American Christians Must Face about Islam -- and Themselves." I bought this for my Kindle on the recommendation of Englewood Review of Books. I've heard many far-right Christians make gross generalizations about Muslims, so I was looking to arm myself with some logic to use with them.
What I received from this book instead was a hard look at American Christians and how the Just War Theory isn't too far from Islam's view of jihad. (Th
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Ben Zajdel
Dec 19, 2011 Ben Zajdel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who Is My Enemy? is Lee Camp's treatment on the subject of Christian-Muslim relations, with special attention to American Christians. The book shines an introspective light into the soul of Western Christianity.

Camp discusses the tradition of Islam, focusing on the concept of justification of war, and how the theology on war has developed since the founding of the religion by Muhammad. Camp then goes on to compare Just War Tradition in Christianity with Islam's traditional treatment of war. It's
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Robert D. Cornwall
Lee Camp has done a wonderful job in answereing Christian objections to respecting and engaging with Muslims, including objections that Islam is inherently violent. He shows that in practice Christians and Muslims look at the world in much the same way. He notes the contrast between the way of Jesus and the way of Muhammad are inherently contradictory, showing that in practice Christians have adopted Muhammad's vision of the use of force to achieve justice. In fact Muhammad's vision looks a lot ...more
Leighton Minor
Jan 19, 2016 Leighton Minor rated it it was amazing
The Muslim denies with his words, because of what the Qur'an says; the Christian denies with his deeds, despite what the Bible says.

If I were giving out stars on readability I would probably give a 3. At times I think the point is very clouded and drifts a bit. However I think the overall message about Christianity and war deserves 10 stars. We follow after a man who refused to take up the sword but defeated the principalities and powers through death and resurrection. It's a radical world view
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Rob
Feb 09, 2015 Rob rated it really liked it
Lee Camp has done a great job of addressing a very important issue. He has put his heart, soul and mind into this book. While I found it bounced around a little too much, I also found I wanted to go on the journey with him to discover the church's teachings, Islam's teachings and my own personal biases and prejudices.
Keith
Oct 18, 2011 Keith rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book i've read in 2011. Lee Camp explores Muslim Jihad and Christian Just War theory, exposing both to the light of the way of the Cross. He explores misunderstandings and distortions on both sides and suggests a Christian ethic for responding to the many and varied threats in the world today.
Nathan
Oct 23, 2013 Nathan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Muslim/Christian relations
"Who is My Enemy?" is a fantastic introduction for anyone interested in Muslim/Christian relations. Camp focuses particularly on how each faith deals with war-making. His approach is both humble, yet explicitly honest. Read to be challenged and grow in love for your enemies.
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