Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He has contributed to many journals as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult and is the author of several best selling books including: Under the Influence – How Christianity Transformed Civilization – The Menace of Multiculturalism – Trojan Horse in America and The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West.
“Dr. Schmidt has produced an informative, instructive, insightful, and very inspiring book. Any reader will be rewarded by this well written, scholarly, and timely book on the subject every American needs to understand.”
Anis Shorrosh, D.Phil. Author of Islam Revealed
“Alvin J. Schmidt’s The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West elegantly delineates the differences between the Christian and Muslim worldviews. In a world of obfuscation and “can’t-we-all-just-get-along” indifferentism, this book is a much-needed beacon of theological and moral clarity—as well as common sense.”
Robert Spencer, author of Islam Unveiled and Onward Muslim Soldiers
Professor Schmidt has not just written an important book— he has written an essential book. Written with passion, this book is a clear defense of our Lord, without becoming meanspirited. In addition, it is written with a scholar’s eye for accuracy and research. It is well worth your time. It will greatly affect your witness.
Ergun Mehmet Caner, Th.D.,
Liberty University Author of Unveiling Islam