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Comparing Christianity & Hinduism - Peter Kreeft

Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and Hinduism.  Popular  Read more...

Comparing Christianity & Judaism - Peter Kreeft

Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and Judaism.  Popular  Read more...

Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims - Peter Kreeft

Please ask yourself whether you would like others to judge Christianity based on the picture of it now being presented in the modern Western media. Then please remember the Golden Rule, and apply this to the picture of Islam presented by the same source.   Read more...

Buddhism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Apologists of Buddhism describe it as the richest, broadest and most lasting of Aryan religions. Yet the name itself is of recent origin and refers to the vast system of teachings that trace their ancestry to the Indian sage, Gautama or the Buddha, who lived and died about the fifth century before the Christian era.  Read more...

Christianity and Islam in History - MSGR. WALTER BRANDMÜLLER

I will address the topic of Christianity and Islam by limiting myself to a brief presentation of historical facts, without entering into the specifics of religious and theological dialogue.  Read more...

Christianity Face to Face with Islam - Robert Louis Wilken

No event during the first millennium was more unexpected, more calamitous, and more consequential for Christianity than the rise of Islam.   Read more...

Clash of civilizations: Battle of Lepanto revisited - Mary Jo Anderson

Today, Christians quietly recall the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Oct. 7, 1571. On that date the forces of Islam battled the Holy League in a crucial engagement at Lepanto, the modern day Gulf of Corinth. The date assumes larger significance in light of recent struggles between the West and Islamic jihad.  Read more...

Comparing Christianity & The New Paganism - Peter Kreeft

Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and the new paganism.  Read more...

Eastern Orthodoxy - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

In modern parlance, the Orthodox are those Christians who separated from Rome in the eleventh century through the great Eastern Schism, and whose distinctive liturgical feature is the Byzantine rite and doctrinal basis the acceptance of the first seven ecumenical councils, up to the second Council of Nicea in 787.   Read more...

Hinduism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Hinduism can better be described than defined. It is less a religion than a religious culture, and less creedal than ethical or racial.  Read more...

Islam - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Out of print for years, this concise introduction to the religion of Islam for Christians is a classic of Father Hardon scholarship.   Read more...

Islam and the Crusades - Ibn Warraq

It's commonly believed today that modern Muslims have inherited from their medieval ancestors memories of crusader violence and destruction. But nothing could be further from the truth.   Read more...

Islam and the West: A Conversation with Bernard Lewis - Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis has often been described as the West's greatest historian and interpreter of Islam. At a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life held on April 27 in Washington, D.C., Professor Lewis, in a wide ranging discussion with an assemblage of American writers and thinkers, gives his views of current and future prospects for the West's relationship with Islam.   Read more...

Islam and Us - Brad Miner

There was a time when Islam was an historical, literary, or cinematic curiosity with little or no purchase on the American imagination and no measurable impact on our lives.   Read more...

Islam’s Imperial Dreams - Efraim Karsh

Today as in the past, Islamic political ambitions are less a reaction to Western encroachments than an imperative driven by history and faith.  Read more...

Islam’s original feminist - Robert Fulford

Advocates of even mild feminism were thin on the ground in 19th-century Egypt. But in 1899, the Cairo newspapers announced the appearance of at least one citizen who held outlandishly modern opinions on the subject.  Read more...

It's Time to Take the Islamic State Seriously - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The Islamic State and the broader jihadist movements throughout the world that agree with it are, I think, correct in their basic understanding of Islam.   Read more...

Judaism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Judaism is the oldest living religion of the Western world, and historically is the parent of Christianity and Islam, which together count one half the population of the human race.  Read more...

Monasteries and Madrassas: Five Myths About Christianity, Islam, and the Middle Ages - H.W. Crocker III

Does Islam need a Reformation? Not unless you think it would benefit from additional dollops of Puritanism; further encouragement to smash altars, stained glass, and other forms of “idolatry”; prodding to ban riotous celebrations like Christmas and Easter; and support for fundamentalist Islamic schools that insist on sola Korana and sola Sunnah.  Read more...

Muzzling in the Name of Islam - Paul Marshall

Repressive laws, supplemented and reinforced by terrorists, vigilantes and mob violence, are a fundamental barrier to open discussion and dissent.  Read more...

On Jewish History - Christopher Dawson

Anyone who, like myself, has devoted himself to the study of the history of civilizations or of Western culture cannot go far in it without becoming aware of the importance of the Jews.   Read more...

Protestantism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

There is a legitimate sense in which Protestantism refers to all Christian movements, other than the Roman Catholic Church, that share the heritage of Western Christianity.  Read more...

Roman Catholicism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Not the least difficulty in writing about Catholicism is the problem of isolating the subject. The history of the Catholic Church is so closely woven into Christian civilization that the one cannot be told fairly without the other.  Read more...

The Closing of the Muslim Mind - Michael Cook

A deformed theology has produced a dysfunctional culture.  Read more...

The Defense of the West: How to Respond to the Islamist Challenge - Roger Scruton

The West today is involved in a protracted and violent struggle with the forces of radical Islam. This conflict is intensely difficult, both because of our enemy's dedication to his cause, and also, perhaps most of all, because of the enormous cultural shift that has occurred in Europe and America since the end of the Vietnam War.   Read more...


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