Islam in Our Backyard Paperback

A Novel Argument

by Tony Payne;

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Islam in Our Backyard

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The recent events in Bali and those of September 11 have catapulted Islam back into Western consciousness. Are these the opening shots in a new level of conflict between the 'Islamic' East and the 'Christian' West? How much were the attacks bound up with Islam itself? Just what does Islam teach, and how are we in the West to relate to it?

In this unique book - part novel, part essay - Tony Payne explores these questions via a series of conversations with his fictional neighbour, Michael. He goes behind the media stereotypes to examine the beliefs and teachings of Islam, in their essence, and in their diversity, and explains the origins of Islamic radical groups like the Taliban.

More than that, he explores the religious challenge that Islam brings to Western societyŚnot just in relation to terrorism, but in how we should deal with the big questions of 'God' and 'truth' in a multicultural, multi-faith society.

Islam in our Backyard is a fascinating and very readable book. It would make an ideal Christmas gift for Christians and non-Christians alike.

Islam in Our Backyard by Tony Payne was published by Matthias Media in January 2002 and is our 19685th best seller. The ISBN for Islam in Our Backyard is 9781876326487.

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Page last updated 23rd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherMatthias Media (January 2002)
Editionillustrated edition
Number of Pages134
Thickness11 mm
Height208 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code9749
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