For most religious Chinese who do not explicitly follow a different religion such as Islam or Christianity, these different ancient Chinese philosophies and traditions form a single, seamless composite religious culture and worldview.
The hostility is much less in evidence in the world of Western academics and in the conference rooms where Muslims and Christians gather for dialogue. In these settings, Christian professors and prelates get along fine with their well-educated and friendly Muslim colleagues and dialogue partners, all of whom seem committed to the proposition that the values Christians and Muslims share in common are much more important than the differences that separate them. Many Christians in the West take it for granted that Muslims share the same values they do, but, as Spencer ably demonstrates, this assumption seems to be based largely on wishful thinking rather than on knowledge of Islamic doctrine and practice.
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Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam
By Robert Spencer
Catholic Answers Press, 2013
Hardcover, 251 pages