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A Moslem Seeker after God: Showing Islam at Its Best in the Life and Teaching of Al-Ghazali Mystic and Theologian of the Eleventh Century
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A Moslem Seeker after God: Showing Islam at Its Best in the Life and Teaching of Al-Ghazali Mystic and Theologian of the Eleventh Century

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Fleming H. Revell 1920

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Overview

Al-Ghazali (1058–1111) is considered by many to be the most influential Muslim after the Islamic prophet Muhammad. In A Moslem Seeker After God, Zwemer provides a fascinating biography of Al-Ghazali’s life, teachings, and influence on Islamic philosophy and culture.

Nicknamed the “Apostle to Islam,” for nearly 40 years Samuel M. Zwemer lived and worked in the Middle East, preaching the Gospel of Jesus and training hundreds of missionaries. Founder and editor of The Moslem World, Zwemer—familiar with the land, language, and people of Islam—provided a window into a growing religion and culture that few Westerners knew. Zwemer’s legacy as one of the finest Christian scholars of Islam is still recognized today.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in Arabia: The Cradle of Islam are tagged and appear on mouse-over. What’s more, Scripture references are linked to the wealth of language resources in your Logos library. If you own the English and Arabic Qur’an, you can follow along with Zwemer in his analysis of Islamic doctrine and his studies comparing Islam to Christianity. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study.

Key Features

  • Examines the life of an influential Muslim
  • Includes Al-Ghazali’s teachings and influence on Islamic philosophy and culture
  • Investigates Al-Ghazali’s thoughts on Jesus Christ

Contents

  • The Eleventh Century
  • Birth and Education
  • Teaching, Conversion, and Retirement
  • Wanderings, Later Years and Death
  • His Creed and Credulity
  • His Writings
  • His Ethics
  • Al-Ghazali as a Mystic
  • Jesus Christ in Al-Ghazali

Praise for the Print Edition

The whole book is human and thoroughly readable, certainly one of the best books from the hand of the author, and it helps to make real to us a truly great seeker after God and a Muslim brother.

The Moslem World

Dr. Zwemer’s exposition of his theology, his description of his religious experience, his interpretation of his ethics and his tracing of the teaching of Jesus in the character and life of this ancient mystic reveal him as a very unusual personage, who, even in this remote day, may service as a bridge between Mohammedanism and Christianity.

The Christian Advocate

Dr. Zwemer has brought together a mass of intensely interesting data concerning this unique personality and the reader will be delighted with the analysis of his influence which the author makes.

Christian Intelligencer

Product Details

  • Title: A Moslem Seeker after God: Showing Islam at Its Best in the Life and Teaching of Al-Ghazali Mystic and Theologian of the Eleventh Century
  • Author: Samuel M. Zwemer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 302

About Samuel M. Zwemer

Samuel Marinus Zwemer (1867–1952) was born in Vriesland, Michigan and educated at Hope College, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Muskingham College, and Rutgers College. Zwemer served as a missionary in the Middle East from 1891–1929 where he earned his nickname “The Apostle to Islam.” In 1929, he was appointed professor of missions and professor of the history of religion at Princeton Theological Seminary. He retired from Princeton College Seminary at the age of 70.

Zwemer was the founder and edited The Moslem World for 35 years and the author of dozens of books, articles, essays, and periodicals—mostly revolving around missionary work and Islam.