The Bible and Islam PDF BOOK The influence of the Old and New Testaments on the religion of Mohammed

The Bible and Islam: or, The influence of the Old and New Testaments on the religion of Mohammed PDF BOOK by Henry Preserved Smith (1897)

The Bible and Islam: or, The influence of the Old and New Testaments on the religion of Mohammed

Contents of the book
I. The apostle of Allah 1 ii. The common basis in heathenism. .38 iii. The koran narratives ...... 60 iv. The doctrine of god 98 v. The divine government 132 vi. Revelation and prophecy ..... 1gg vii. Sin and salvation 199 viii. The service of God 231 ix. The future life 266 x. Church and state .... 290

Excerpt from the author's introduction:

The lectures contained in this volume were delivered to the students of Union Theological Seminary in the spring of the year 1897, as one of the courses established in the Seminary by Mr. Zebulon Stiles Ely, in the following terms: " The undersigned gives the sum of ten thousand dollars to the Union Theological Seminary of the City of New York to found a lectureship in the same, the title of which shall be The Elias P. Ely Lectures on the Evidence of Christianity. "The course of lectures given on this Foundation is to comprise any topics serving to establish the proposition that Christianity is a religion from God, or that it is the perfect and final form of religion for man.

Among the subjects discussed maybe The Nature and Need of a Revelation; The Character and Influence of Christ and His Apostles; The Authenticity and Credibility of the Scriptures, Miracles, and Prophecy; The Diffusion and Benefits of Christianity, and The Philosophy of Religion in its Relations to the Christian System. "Upon one or more of such subjects a course of ten public lectures shall be given, at least once in two or three years. The appointment of the lecturers is to be by the concurrent action of the Faculty and Directors of said Seminary and the undersigned, and it shall ordinarily be made two years in advance.

The importance and timeliness of the subject treated in these lectures are sufficiently evident. As to the method of treatment, I leave the reader to judge. The references given are sufficient to show how far I have gone to the sources. The citations from the Koran may be thought too extensive. My only defense is that I could not well have left any out; in fact,

I have considerably reduced the number contained in the first draft of the lectures. The Arabic words transcribed are not numerous, and most of them are already current in English. I have not thought it necessary to make any change in these, nor to attempt an exact transliteration. I have been favored with the loan of books from the Yale University Library, the library of Union Theological Seminary, and the library of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. It gives me pleasure to acknowledge this courtesy in this public manner.

Henry Preserved Smith
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