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!
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.
A top historian of Islamic history confirms the historical reliability of the Muslim dating of the Quran and events in early Islamic history.
A top expert on Arabic and Islamic history confirms the historical reliability of the Muslim dating of the Quran and events in early Islamic history. He cites some fascinating and extremely early historical evidence. https://youtu.be/sMX1GpL9ahQ Hugh Nigel Kennedy is a… Read More ›
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 ›
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An interesting article by Scot McKnight a distinguished American New Testament scholar and Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Reblogged from his Jesus Creed. One is no longer surprised to read in discussions about same-sex relations —… Read More ›
Dale C. Allison is an American New Testament scholar, historian of Early Christianity, and Christian theologian who is currently Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Christian polemicists against Islam tend to support revisionist theories about the origin of the Quran. Here is what the latest academic scholarship has to say about such ideas: source
This Easter Christians ponder a story that has been told over and over for the past 2000 years: that the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, made a sacrifice of his own life to make mankind right with God (variants of… 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 ›
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Mustafa Akyol on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, to deliver a talk on his newly published book, The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews became a Prophet of the Muslims. Mustafa… Read More ›
My apologies for the poor quality of the images taken on my iPhone earlier. These are taken from the invaluable scholarly resource A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels by Dr J.R. Daniel Kirk. Many… Read More ›
This is an excellent article just published on Many Prophets, One Message – A Call to The Truth The Old Testament is filled with numerous commandments (‘mitzvot’ in Hebrew), 613 in total to be precise, and in Judaism one’s standing as… Read More ›
By Peter Adamson a professor of philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Maybe I’m just an optimist, but I think people today mostly acknowledge the importance and originality of philosophy in the Islamic world. Would any scholar now say in… Read More ›
Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr Jonathan Brown about the controversial subject of the Dhimmis, Hadith, Albani, Slavery, Muslim Alliances and the MLI-BDS Rift. Published on 19 Jan 2017.
This will come as a shock to most people to learn that New Testament scholarship is broadly in agreement that the gospels of Matthew and Luke do not portray Jesus as preexistent and have no awareness of the notion of the… Read More ›
A fascinating lecture about extreme Christianity
In the days after World War II, a convenient story was told of church leaders and ordinary Christians that defied the Nazis from the beginning. Recent research has uncovered a very different story. Rather than resisting, the greater part of… Read More ›
Last month I posted about an academic work I am reading by two of America’s leading biblical scholars entitled: King and Messiah as Son of God, Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature by Adela Yarbro… Read More ›
https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/1_7bknqn66 In September 2016, the Alwaleed Centre was delighted to welcome renowned scholar and Director of the Alwaleed Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Dr Jonathan A. C. Brown to Edinburgh. Dr Brown is author of the acclaimed monographs Hadith: Muhammad’s… Read More ›
Dr Brown says what needs to be said..