The Cross and the Crescent
Jerald F Dirks
Hardback 260 Pages
In The Cross and The
Crescent, Dr. Jerald Dirks, a former ordained minister (deacon) in the
United Methodist Church and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, reaches out
to the Christians and Muslims for an interfaith dialogue. Drawing on his
seminary education and thirty years of interaction with Muslims in America and
overseas, the author digs deep into the roots of Christianity to bring out
obscure information that highlights what was once common between Christianity
and Islam. He envisioned that, "In writing this book, I would like to touch the
lives of those Christians who have not been given the knowledge that I have
gained both about Islam, from my direct contact with Muslims, and about
Christianity from my seminary education. I want to share with those Christians
who are willing to listen--what is so often known by their clergy and church
leaders, but seldom finds its way into their knowledge of their own religion.
Likewise, I also would like to reach out to the Muslims, in order to help them
understand the religious commonality that they share with Christians".
About the Author
Dr. Dirks holds B.A. and M. Div. from Harvard University, M.A., and Psy. D. from
University of Denver. He has published over sixty articles in the field of
clinical psychology and over one hundred and fifty articles on Arabian horses.
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