History

Dante & Salvation

Jason Thomas starts with the idea of the Holy Ghost in Islam and Paul Williams compares Dante’s Divine Comedy with the early Church understanding of hell/purgatory and then contrasts this with the Islamic variant!

Food for thought

Dale C. Allison is an American New Testament scholar, historian of Early Christianity, and Christian theologian. He is currently the Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.    

Rabbi Ishmael on the sons of Ishmael

It is worth to mention that some Jewish classical exegetical  text such as Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer פרקי דרבי אליעזר  which is attributed to a first century jewish sage, a well known tannaite Rabbi Ishmael Eliezer ben Elisha who went by the title Kohen ha-Gadol /the great high priest contains… Read More ›

Religious minorities are often depicted as oppressed and vulnerable victims of their Muslim rulers. This portrayal, however, is far from accurate.

Religious minorities are often depicted as oppressed and vulnerable victims of their Muslim rulers. This portrayal, however, is far from accurate. This brief paper seeks to reorient our understanding of the rights and responsibilities religious minorities possessed under Muslim rule…. Read More ›