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On Islam, Hardback Book

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, famed theologian Abraham Kuyper toured the Mediterranean world and encountered Islam for the first time.

Part travelogue, part cultural critique, On Islam presents a European imperialist seeing firsthand the damage colonialism had caused and the value of a religion he had never truly understood.

Here, Kuyper's doctrine of common grace shines as he displays a nuanced and respectful understanding of the Muslim world.

Though an ardent Calvinist, Kuyper still knew that God's grace is expressed to unbelievers.

Kuyper saw Islam as a culture and religion with much to offer the West, but also as a threat to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Here he expresses a balanced view of early twentieth-century Islam that demands attention from the majority world today as well.

Essays by prominent scholars bookend the volume, showing the relevance of these teachings in our time.

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