The Crucifix on Mecca's Front Porch


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CWR interviews the author of a new book.

David Pinault: I wrote this book because I believe studying Islam can help us develop a fresh appreciation of our own Christian faith. Too often over the years I’ve witnessed Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue gatherings in which, out of an understandable desire to lessen bigotry and foster good will, both sides minimize the radical differences between Islam and Christianity. This does a disservice to both religions. In fact Islam completely rejects the core beliefs of Christianity that distinguish it from all other religions. Studying a religion like Islam that rejects Christian doctrines so utterly can help us understand what is distinctive and uniquely precious about our Christian faith.

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/11/19/how-studying-islam-can-deepen-and-strengthen-your-christian-faith/


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It looks like an interesting book, thank you.

The author says that Mecca’s Front Porch is the city Aceh Indonesia, at the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. I looked it up: people on a pilgrimage to Mecca, when traveling by sea, departed Indonesia from there to get to Mecca.


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