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Islam and Christianity in India and the Far East
Authorship Description
Rev. Elwood Morris Wherry.
Bibliographical Details ii, 238 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher Reprint ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 8192512142
ISBN-13 9788192512143, 978-8192512143
Year of Publication 2013.
Series Interfaith Studies Revived - 1.
Further Details The Student Lectures on Missions at Princeton Theological Seminary for 1906-07.
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The Book provides an encyclopedic account of the works done by the Christian Missionaries in India and the Far East for a term of thirty years; in relation to evangelisation of all Non-Christians including Moslems.

The Author begins by detailing on the various facets of Islam by providing a brief on the multiple sects of Moslem and Moslem theology. He describes the challenges faced by the Churches in carrying out the process of evangelisation, on account of the propagation of Islam in the then India and the Far East in early years. On the other hand, the Author praises the efforts put in by the Eastern and Western Catholic Churches to accomplish the targeted goals. Also, it is identified that the work of the protestant Christianity still remains. The Moslems in India and the Far East are still to be enlightened by the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The Author examines the process of evangelisation with new insights and a fresh approach. He believes that the Moslems must not be treated as a heathen. He entertains the fact that both the religions are on similar footing, i.e., both are revealed religions.

This scholarly presentation includes Appendices and a detailed Index; and focuses on subjects like Religion, History, Islamic Studies, Christianity, Missions and Regional Studies. The Author's research will equally prove to be useful for Christian Laity, Church Clergies, Missionaries, Mosque Leaders, Students and Researchers.

Rev. Elwood Morris Wherry (1843-1927) was an American Presbyterian Missionary to India. He became a member of the Waynesburg Presbyterian Church in the year 1866; the same year he entered Princeton Theological Seminary. On April 8, 1867, Wherry was appointed to be a Missionary by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and was sent to India. He spent forty years of his life (between 1868 and 1923) in India. He was keenly interested in making notable contributions to Christian-Muslim relations as an Islamic scholar and Christian ecumenist.

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