Raza aslan is an american convert to islam and in this book he gives a critical account of the inception and development of this great faith. Published last summer, the book serves as an essential resource to at least two groups. We are a nonprofit organization supported by people like you. How the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying american democracy. The conductor touched his chest reluctantly and thanked me. No, christianity and islam are not two paths to the same god. The first thing that struck me about this book is how wellwritten it is. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, reza aslan condenses fourteen centuries of islamic history into a neat 336 pages.
C jesus is not denying his own divinity, but is challenging the mans understanding of goodness. His doctoral dissertation was published as the book notgod. Reza aslan is an iranianamerican writer, a shia by persuasion, and informs us in the prologue. The origins, evolution, and future of islam 2006 for a slightly younger audience with mixed success. Aslan reworks his illuminating and readable no god but god. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. In this book, a letter from paul to the early church in rome, are many of the essential points of the new testament.
I am a christian and have some difficulty working with people from other faiths. Im also an editor, and i am noted for my harsh evaluations of the writing of othersmost people simply do not write well. Both literally and theologically broadly, its at least difficult to prove the existence of god, if not impossible it must be derived. Readers will gravitate toward no god but god not only because of its stimulating arguments, but also because its so well put together as a literary work. I will let that be the premise for the following, and i have no intention of arguing that god doesnt exis. In no god but god, challenging the clash of civilizations mentality that has distorted our view of islam, aslan explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion. We learn of the origins of the faith in an area of disparate tribes each with their own god or gods.
The origins, evolution, and future of islam reza aslan, author. Aslan holds an mfa from the famous workshop at the university of iowa, and he makes an embarrassing english majors math mistake in his discussion of the community at medina. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. It blames western imperialism and selfserving misinterpretations of islamic law by past scholars for the current controversies within islam, challenging the. Paul tells the good news about jesus christ being the son of god, with the holy nature of god himself, saying that everyone not jews alone, but gentiles nonjews also with faith and trust in christ was doing right and was ready for heaven. This timely work clearly describes open theism and evaluates it biblically. It is an indigenous democracy, with a distinctly islamic flavor. No god but one is the mind of my story, examining the religions and their claims. Thus reads the provocative first sentence of jonah goldbergs latest release, the suicide of the west.
Unless we clearly understand the muslim concept of god, the result. If you love the book of mormon, consider donating to book of mormon central and becoming part of this exciting movement. No god but god is not without its biases and flaws. The book describes the history of islam and argues for a liberal interpretation of the religion. May god increase your kindness, isaid, and slid open the door. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, a 2005 book about islam by reza aslan. Nabeel qureshi seeks to remedy this dilemma in his latest book, no god but one. Its been a long time since i felt that way, but i do still remember feeling like he does indeed wait for a reason to do it. The origins, evolution and future of islam by reza aslan 288pp, heinemann. I spent some time as an atheist in the 1960s and early 70s and have talked with scores of atheists in the years since.
No god but god begins with the journey of the author to marrakech where he encountered an altercation between a muslim and a christian, who was a missionary. Almost immediately following the attacks on new york and washington, dc, pundits, politicians. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible. The author describes the early arabic cultural and religious milieu, separates scanty fact from legend in tracing muhammads. Apparently, the muslim kept on hovering the christian just because he is a christian. The origins, evolution, and future of islam by reza aslan. Not god contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of a. Since then, he has published the spirituality of imperfection, and the booklet shame and guilt. If god was good, he simply would have not created humans and rescued the vast majority of us from an eternity of torture. So god said, it is not good for the man to live alone. Theism and naturalism are contrasted with respect to furnishing an adequate foundation for the moral life.
And god has said no, isaac is going to be the son of promise. Buy sell rent real estate house for sale in thengod. Then, just as he was about to step into the corridor, he turned back into the compartment and pointed a trembling finger at the seated couple. If we were never created, we wouldnt even know the difference. The alleged first book of the nogod, the socalled new sagas. In the new york times bestselling book no god but one. I am a writer with about 5,000 articles in print or online. A perfectly compassionate being who creates beings which he knows are doomed to suffer. Then god took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it. Then he breathed lifegiving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live. The books of ishmael and isaac first presbyterian church.
The origins, evolution, and future of islam is a 2005 nonfiction book written by iranianamerican muslim scholar reza aslan. In the course of no god but one, i hope to elucidate two overarching matters in particular. But the democracy he envisions is not a colonial democracy, imported from europe or america. No god but god bias, it is easy to understand why many have no hope for meaningful muslimchristian dialogue. So god created a woman to be a companion to the man.
In recent years there has been an effort in ot scholarship to be politically correct and call the earliest of gods people ancestors instead of. They present radically different views of god and salvation and only one can be true. Actually, thats really messed up because the one waiting to try to get god to punish us is satan. Christians who desire to share their faith with muslims and muslims interested in investigating the claims of. Engaging, accessible, and thoughtprovoking, no god but god is a persuasive, elegantly written, and accessible introduction for young readers to a faith that for much of the west remains shrouded in ignorance and fear. I have asked many people of how i can help my patients and their loved ones when. The narrative begins in seventhcentury arabia, where the prophet muhammad set out to create a society based on social egalitarianism and equality of the sexes. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title there. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, this exploration of islam by reza aslan, internationally acclaimed scholar of. The early chapters lay a strong foundation for understanding islams essential tenets and character. And then in verse 20 of genesis 17, the lord says, as for ishmael, i have heard you and behold i will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly, and he will become the father of twelve princes, and i will make him a. There is no god but one, and he is father, spirit, and son.1210 949 639 144 1474 506 750 483 727 1153 986 856 1062 820 350 283 1329 1490 182 925 576 470 420 1013 1419 54 1282 1186 783 1241 205 264 1153 1294 914 998 1049 171 1154 1296 903 1097 1361