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Raymund Lull: First Missionary to the Moslems


Funk & Wagnalls 1902

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Raymund Lull: First Missionary to the Moslems is Zwemer’s classic biography of philosopher, logician, missionary, and Franciscan tertiary Raymond Lull.

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 Raymund Lull
  • Provides an overview of Lull’s missionary work to Muslims
  • Covers Lull’s literary works


  • Europe and the Saracens in the Thirteenth Century
  • Raymund Lull’s Birthplace and Early Life
  • The Vision and Call to Service
  • Preparation for the Conflict
  • At Montpellier, Paris, and Rome
  • His First Missionary Journey to Tunis
  • Other Missionary Journeys
  • Raymund Lull as Philosopher and Author
  • His Last Missionary Journey and His Martyrdom
  • “Who Being Dead Yet Speaketh”

Praise for the Print Edition

A splendid illustration of the contagious vitality of Christian experience. The story is one of the most dramatic in the annals of missions.

Chicago Record-Herald

May ten thousand times ten thousand buy and read, and thus be drawn to a life of deeper devotion to the life by which if a man lives, he cannot die.

Union Seminary Magazine

It will strengthen your faith and quicken your zeal.

Christian Companion

The book ought to go into the hands of every Christian in Christendom—especially of the younger—to help to rouse from apathy and to save from judgment.

Homiletic Review

Told in Dr. Zwemer’s inimitable style, and with the scope and grasp supplied by its almost unequaled understanding of things Mohammedan, this little biography is sure to be of great value to the cause in behalf of which it was written.

The Mission Field

There is no more heroic figure in the history of Christendom.

Eugene Stock, Church Missionary Society

Raymond Lull was schoolman, mystic, monk; that is to say, he belonged to his century. But the spirit which dwelt in him is the undying spirit of all Christian centuries. ‘He who loves not,’ he said, ‘lives not: he who lives by the life cannot die.’

The American Journal of Theology

Product Details

  • Title: Raymund Lull: First Missionary to the Moslems
  • Author: Samuel M. Zwemer
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 172

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.

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