Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Book Review: Who Is My Enemy by Lee C. Camp
Posted by Ben
Who Is My Enemy? is Lee Camp's treatment on the subject of Christian-Muslim relations, with special attention to American Christians. The book shines an introspective light into the soul of Western Christianity.
Camp discusses the tradition of Islam, focusing on the concept of justification of war, and how the theology on war has developed since the founding of the religion by Muhammad. Camp then goes on to compare Just War Tradition in Christianity with Islam's traditional treatment of war. It's a fascinating read.
With significant cultural and theological observations, Camp is able to illuminate the Muslim culture. He suggests ways that Christians and Muslims can interact, with a specific focus on loving one's enemy. Camp calls for compromise without giving up core Christian beliefs, which is refreshing. A great read for anyone interested in Islam, terrorism, and a Christian response.