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Christianity and Islam

Similarity and Differences of Christianity and Islam

GodOnly one god – called AllahOnly one God – a triune being called God or Jehovah
JesusA prophet who was virgin-born, but not the Son of GodDivine son of God who was virgin-born. He is God’s Word and Savior to humanity
CrucifixionJesus was not crucified. Someone was substituted for Jesus and He hid until He could meet with the disciplesA fact of history that is necessary for the atonement of sin and the salvation of believers
Jesus’ ResurrectionSince Muslims do not believe in the Crucifixion, there is no need to believe in the ResurrectionA fact of history that signifies God’s victory over sin and death
TrinityA blasphemy signifying belief in three gods. In Islam, the Trinity is mistakenly thought to be God, Jesus, and MaryThe one God is eternally revealed in three coequal and coeternal persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
SinSin is disobedience to the established law. Sin does not grieve Allah.Sin is rebellion against God. Sin grieves God
ManMan is created by Allah and is sinlessMan is created in God’s image and is sinful by nature
SalvationSalvation is achieved by submitting to the will of Allah. There is no assurance of salvation – it is granted by Allah’s mercy aloneSalvation is a gift accepted by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ on the Cross and provided through God’s grace
BibleMuslims accept the Bible (especially the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Gospels) insofar as it agrees with the Qur’anThe Bible is the inspired Word of God that is complete and not to be added to
Qur’an (Koran)A later revelation that supersedes and corrects errors in the BibleNot accepted as divine revelation

Carl Heinrich Becker

His Works:

  • Ibn Gauzi’s Manaqib Omar Ibn’ Abdelaziz (Dissertation, 1899)
  • Beitrage zur Geschichte Agyptens unter dem Islam (2 vols., 1902- 1903)
  • Papyri Schott-Reinhardt: Veroffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Papyrus‐ Sammlung, Vol. 1 ( 1906)
  • Der Kanzel im Kultus des alten Islam (1906)
  • Christentum und Islam (1907)
  • L’Islam et la Colonisation de l’Afrique (1910)
  • Gedanken zur Hochschulreform (1919)
  • Kulturpolitische Aufgaben des Reichs (1919)
  • Kant und die Bildungskrise der Gegenwart (1924)
  • Islamstudien: Vom Werden und Wesen der islamischen Welt (2 vols., 1924- 1932)
  • Vom Wesen der deutschen Universitaet (1925)
  • Die preussische Kunstpolitik und der Fall Schilling (1925)
  • Die Paedagogische Akademie im Aufbau unseres nationalen Bildungswesens (1926)
  • Zu Beethovens 100. Todestag (1927)

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