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Islam in the Bible

Islam in the Bible

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Islam In The Bible
 byThomas McElwain
 Printed In
 Great Britian for Minerva PressCopyright Thomas McElwain 1998ISBN 0-75410-217-3Reproduced with permission by theAhlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Projectteam
Dedicatory Acknowledgement
 In the name of God Gracious, Beneficent!
The publication of this book has been made possible by
 funding from a group of Kuwaiti people
who hope that it may guide many into the path of truth.
About the Author 
Thomas McElwain was born into a devout family in the United States in 1949. He wasoccupied by religious subjects from an early age and wanted to become a pastor. Hestudied theology and history at the Seminaire du Saleve in France from 1968 to 1972,after which he continued studies in religion at Andrews University in Michigan. Alreadyin France he was considered a rebel in terms of theology, but his expertise in languagesearned him respect.In 1974 he entered the University of Uppsala to study Biblical Languages andEthnography. He completed a PhD degree in 1979 from the University of Stockholm witha dissertation on American Indian religious traditions, Mythological Tales and theAllegany Seneca. He has written several books and many articles on Native Americanreligion, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.For many years he has lectured at various universities, especially the University of Turkuin Finland where he was active from 1979-1984. He was editorial secretary for the Nordic journal of comparative religion,
for five volumes. He has been on thefaculty of the department of Comparative Religion as
at the University of Stock-holm since 1982.His active participation in church work led to his ordination to the ministry in 1988. Heserved a Baptist missionary society full time from 1986 to 1990. He was a votingdelegate to the Baptist World Alliance at its session in Zagreb in 1989, representing theSeventh Day Baptist General Conference of USA and Canada.Following the Baptist principles of Bible study, which encourage freedom of thought andobjective examination of the text, he has come to conclusions which will surprise thereader no matter what his or her religious background.3

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