Pope Benedict XVI's statement regarding the historic Islamic practice of conversion at the edge of a sword ironically drew swift and violent reaction from the Muslim world. Knowing that the Vatican has a practiced hand in international relations, Richard R. . .
Just this Tuesday, speaking at Regensburg University in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI quoted fourteenth-century Byzantine Emperor Manuel Paleologos II, a Christian: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and. . .
Relatively few in the Western world know the origin of Islam and the Koran, and fewer still understand the implications. What is the source of this spring?
Since September 11, 2001—and frankly since long before then—the Western and Islamic worlds have increasingly collided. ...
Most Westerners tend to simplify their perception of the situation in the Middle East by using dichotomies: Israel vs. Arabs, Jew vs. Muslim, Western vs. Islamic, etc. However, as David Grabbe explains, it is not that simple, particularly on the Muslim sid. . .
Any given doctrine must be built layer by layer, combining and comparing scriptures rather than allowing a single scripture to determine the doctrine. When we understand that porneia includes all the hideous perverted sexual sins that go beyond ordinary ad. . .
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