|About the Book|
It may surprise you that I, a Christian missionary, invite all my secular and Christian friends to openly consider Muslim arguments against secularism. These arguments reach far beyond one country to encompass the entire globe. They have directMoreIt may surprise you that I, a Christian missionary, invite all my secular and Christian friends to openly consider Muslim arguments against secularism. These arguments reach far beyond one country to encompass the entire globe. They have direct implications for current relations between the Muslim world and the West. It is almost inconceivable that anyone who has carefully thought through this Muslim perspective would even consider secularism as the solution to the so-called Muslim problem in the world. I invite you to draw your own conclusions by asking yourself: Which is the greater problem-Islam or secularism? -Author The monograph in your hand is the fourth in the series Studies in Christian-Muslim Relations. It explains why Muslims generally reject with great fervor the unholy triad of secularism, colonialism and Christianity, three forces that have allegedly combined in order to destroy Islam. I have included many quotations and appendices so that you can hear the voice of Muslims themselves. Positively, the discussion also explains the wholistic Muslim approach to religion. Vol. 1 describes the Nigerian riots themselves. Vol. 2 gives the Muslim perspective on these riots. Vol. 3, the Christian perspective on the same riots. Vol. 5 will explain why Christians advocate secular law. Later volumes will treat subjects like sharia/law, wholism and pluralism-all issues that cause friction between Christians and Muslims. The overall aim of this series is to help both constituencies work towards a solution with which both can live and flourish. About the Author Dr. Jan H. Boer was born in The Netherlands, from where he emigrated to Canada in 1951. He has lived on three continents and travelled to many countries. In 1966, he moved to Nigeria, where he worked for 30 years. He has served various Nigerian organizations, including the Institute of Church & Society, Christian Health Association of Nigeria, the University of Jos, the Theological College of Northern Nigeria and the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria. He has written several books, mostly on Nigerian social issues. See his Web site www.SocialTheology.com. He is now retired, continuing his research and writing in Vancouver, Canada. He keeps up to date with Nigerian developments through correspondence, the Internet and occasional trips to Nigeria.