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EU Libraries Collections
The most important tools for finding print and electronic resources in the library collections and beyond are: the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), or search "Everything" box on the library home page, the EU Libraries Catalog, and the MOBIUS catalog. Check the tutorials under "How Do I?" section, which will provide you with detailed instructions on how to search, navigate, and request the library resources.
On this page you will find some featured eBooks from the EU Libraries collections, which can be accessed remotely by using the library login credentials. There is no limit on the number of users, but only up to 100 pages can be printed, saved, or emailed from each of the books.
Christians and Muslims
Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2003-10-12
Islam and Christianity seem to be at opposite and unbridgeable poles, both committed to world mission. Given the political tension and violent acts that sometimes surround these two major world religions, it is essential for both sides to understand the other--its history, beliefs, traditions, and vision for the future.This invaluable resource from David W. Shenk, an expert in comparative religious studies, examines Islam and Christianity at their deepest spiritual, cultural, and communal levels. It explores the similarities, and yet unavoidable differences found in Isaac and Ishmael, Jesus and Muhammad, the Bible and the Qur'an, Jerusalem and Medina, the Eucharist and the Hajj, the Church and the Ummah. Reflecting years of conversations and dialogue with Muslim friends, this is narrative theology, full of anecdote and personal experience that bridges the poles and builds understanding.
A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Millions of Muslims and Christians are neighbors and believe they worship the one and only God. Yet they seldom witness to each other, and the issues they deal with are profound. Rather than an antagonistic interaction, Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk pioneer another way--that of authentic dialogue between friends.
Encountering the World of Islam by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-02-17
Encountering the World of Islam guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world and in your neighborhood. Through this comprehensive collection, you will learn about Muhammad and the history of Islam, gain insight into today's conflicts, and dispel western fears and myths. You will also discover the frustrations and desires of Muslims and learn how to pray for and befriend them. Encountering the World of Islam provides a positive, balanced, and biblical perspective on God's heart for Muslims and equips you to reach out to them in Christ's love. Encountering the World of Islam features articles from eighty authors who have lived throughout the Muslim world, from West Africa to Southeast Asia. Experienced missionaries, scholars of Islam, and other well-known authors, including several Muslims, contribute to this extensive ministry resource.
Business in Islam by
Call Number: book from the catalogue - HF5388 .S83 2019
Publication Date: 2020-02-23
We are pleased to offer this fifth title in our APTS Press Monograph Series. This is the publication of the author's doctoral dissertation done through the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The purpose of this series is to give our readers broader access to good scholarship that would otherwise be unavailable outside of the academic community. This is part of our ongoing commitment to discipleship through publishing. Christian mission organizations have enthusiastically embraced ""business"" as a means of entry for Christian workers who might not otherwise be able to get into these nations, especially MMNs. However, the embracing of business raises some immediate concerns. In light of existing tensions between business and Islam, won't missions-connected businesses be under the same cloud of conflict? More importantly, isn't the Gospel put under this cloud, thereby negatively impacting the spread of the kingdom of God? Also, if the business-and-mission companies' expatriate owners and employees are western (especially American) won't the conflicts inevitably intensify? And if so, are there ways such entities can be operated in order to minimize the conflict with Islamic sensitivities? This book will address these and other related questions.
"The Real Issue Between Christians and Muslims"
by Duane Litfin, in Christianity Today, August 9, 2016.
"Theological Issues in Christian-Muslim Dialogue"
by Chris Hewer, in New Blackfriars
Vol. 89, No. 1021 (MAY 2008), pp. 311-323
Access to this article can be gained by filling a form for interlibrary loan: https://evangel.libwizard.com/f/ask-a-librarian
Word Games in Asia Minor
by Duane Miller, Insider Movement Project
Joining the Family: Welcoming Christ's Followers of Muslim Background into His Community
a course created by Tim Green and Roxy Green, Birmingham, UK: Kitab - Interserve Resources, 2017.
Women in Islam
Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women
"Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women partners with AG US Missions and AG World Missions to inspire, equip, and mobilize the Church for effective outreach to Muslim women everywhere."
Quiet Revolution by "In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West? When she began her study, Ahmed assumed that the veil's return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. What she discovered, however, in the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists, and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies' own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women's rights. Ahmed's surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic. Richly insightful, intricately drawn, and passionately argued, this absorbing story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011-04-29
Qur'an and Woman by Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. Muslim progressives have long argued that it is not the religion but patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that have kept women oppressed. For many, the way to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of religious texts.Qu'ran and Woman contributes a gender inclusive reading to one of the most fundamental disciplines in Islamic thought, Qu'ranic exegesis. Wadud breaks down specific texts and key words which have been used to limit women's public and private role, even to justify violence toward Muslim women, revealing that their original meaning and context defy such interpretations. What her analysis clarifies is the lack of gender bias, precedence, or prejudice in the essential language of the Qur'an.Despite much Qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. Wadud's reading of the Qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes legitimate grounds for contesting the unequal treatment that women have experienced historically and continue to experience legally in Muslim communities. The Qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women, Wadud argues lucidly, affirming that the Qu'ran holds greater possibilities for guiding human society to a more fulfilling and productive mutual collaboration between men and women than as yet attained by Muslims or non-Muslims.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Ministry to Muslim Women by
Call Number: BV2625 .M48 2000
Publication Date: 2013-06-20
This book is a compilation of real-life experiences by women actively involved in reaching Muslim women for Christ. These articles approach the question of the gospel and Islam from a female perspective.
In the Land of Blue Burqas by "I lived in Afghanistan for five years. I learned the rules - I had to." Riveting and fast paced, In the Land of Blue Burqas depicts sharing the love and truth of Christ with women living in Afghanistan, which has been called "the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman." These stories are honest and true. The harsh reality of their lives is not sugar-coated, and that adds to the impact of this book. Through storytelling, the author shows how people who don't know Christ come to see Him, His truth, and His beauty. The stories provide insight into how a Jesus-follower brought Jesus' teachings of the Kingdom of God to Afghanistan. They reveal the splendor of Christ, the desire of human hearts, and that precious instance where the two meet. All of the names ofthose involved--including Kate's--plus the locations have been changed to protect the participants.
Call Number: BV 3225 .M336 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
Full List of SIIS Resources
Global Initiative Islamic Resources
A pdf file of the full list of resources for the Summer Institute of Islamic Studies (SIIS) 2020. The list contains about 150 books and articles broken down into categories as follows: Introduction to Islam (Engaging Islam), Introductory Topical Resources on Islam (Muhammad, The Quran, The History of Islam, The Religion of Islam, Radical Islam, Folk Islam, Women in Islam, Christians and Muslims, Sharing Faith with a Muslim, Apologetics, Discipleship), and Additional Categorical Resources on Islam (Christian Response to Islam, Islam in the United States, Church Planting in a Muslim Context, Folk Islam and Power Encounter, Theological Approaches, Christian-Muslim Theological Issues, Ministry to Muslims in an Urban Context, Women in Islam as covered by both Christian and non-Christian writers).