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Great Divide: Failure of Islam and Triumph of the West

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These days, the hills are alive with the sound of musings about Islam. Publisher's Weekly reported this spring that a spate of new books on the religion are hitting the bookstores, and they're unlike the critical books that came out after September 11; the new tomes assure readers that Islam is a religion of peace. That, as Alvin Schmidt points out in The Great Divide, is ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Regina Orthodox Press (first published July 25th 2004)
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Nov 10, 2011 rated it liked it
In today's world, we find two conflicting pictures of Islam. There is the picture that all Muslims are terrorists and there is the picture that Muslims are peace loving people. This author compares Christianity to Islam to try to give us a picture of the true underpinnings of the religion.

We see that Islam had a very violent early history. He sheds light on the events that led up to the crusades that show that they were a reaction to the attacks that Muslims had already carried out in Christian
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Phillip Ross
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Good treatment of Islam. Shows the differences between Christianity and Islam in many areas. Easy to read.
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I just finished reading this. Great book!
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A fair contrast of Christianity with Islam. if you want to understand historical, factual differences, this is the book to read.
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