An excellent lecture by Dr. Ali Ataie!
Prophet & Messiahs in the Community Rule: A Preliminary Investigation into Immediate and Wider Questions
Br. Usman Sheikh has continued to publish some very brilliant academic papers from his time at Heythrop College at the University of London. Here is the abstract for his latest publication: This study will consider a popular text appearing in… Read More ›
Br. Usman Sheikh has recently published a fantastic research paper on Paul’s view of the law in Romans 7, he analyses Paul’s attitude towards the law with respect to his soteriological outlook while contrasting these views with that of E.P… Read More ›
The Criterion of Embarrassment is an oft-used historical tool by those who seek to authenticate and validate the New Testament Gospels insofar as they are understood as historical literature. However, a thoughtful review of this historical tool in light of… Read More ›
By Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown Abstract What is the fate of non-Muslims after death? This essay lays out three different answers that Muslims have proposed regarding non-Muslims who have had the message of Islam reliably presented to them (since… Read More ›
A Guest Article by Andrew Livingston If there are any people out there more often and more confidently quoted by Christian apologists and their fans than N.T. Wright, there can’t be all that many of them.  And there is… Read More ›
In this long article the author demonstrates with many evidences from Calvin’s own writings that he recognised that the Bible contains ‘intentional and unintentional misquotations, technical inaccuracies, historical errors, scientific errors, cultural accommodations and even theological errors’! Contemporary followers of Calvin… Read More ›
There has been a trend of late where evangelical apologists are trying to normalize the use of textual criticism in their understanding of the New Testament. This however, leaves them in an untenable position trying to balance the divergence of… Read More ›
Orientalist scholarship since the 19th century has proposed various theories that seek to disqualify the Muslim narrative on the authenticity of the Qur’anic compilation and the preservation of the text. The recent discovery of early Qur’an manuscripts in San’a has… Read More ›
This event begins at 7 PM EST (Toronto, NY, Atlanta), which will be at 12 AM GMT tonight for those in the UK. The live-streaming link can be found below: Thanks to Mr. Nick Hill of Toronto for providing the… Read More ›
Which translation of the Quran should one read if they are interested in understanding the text and have limited or no knowledge of Arabic? In this video, Dr. Lumbard discusses four translations that are widely available today.
Jonathan Brown is an American scholar of Islamic studies. Since 2012, he has been associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In 2014, he was appointed Chair of Islamic Civilization. He has authored several books… Read More ›
A superb educational lecture by a top New Testament scholar. It mentions many things most Christians do not know about the real historical Jesus and the early church.
Last month I published a paper on how the very first words in the New Testament evolved over time. It was entitled, “The Inscriptio of the Gospel Attributed to Matthew.” Today we have produced a 2 minute video that simplifies… Read More ›
This tweet from a participant at the ongoing International Qur’anic Studies Association conference in the USA. Do the scholars there realise the implications of this observation? Consider this: an illiterate uneducated Arab trader from an obscure backwater of the Arabian peninsula could… Read More ›
Here is a fascinating glimpse into the programme of the forthcoming International Qur’anic Studies Association annual meeting. Lots of juicy stuff. Click link below. IQSA 2017
In the end I didn’t buy this book as my Arabic is not good enough to follow the discussion, but it is a new scholarly work that a must read for those who can. As an undergraduate studying the Bible… Read More ›
Crackpot theories promoted by hate preacher Jay Smith and his Speakers Corner disciples are here exposed for the utter falsehood they are by a real scholar of the period. Enjoy. A critique of Dan Gibson, Early Islamic Qiblas: A Survey… Read More ›
I wanted to do some research on how top Western scholarship understands what the Qur’an teaches about the scriptures of the People of the Book (the Jews and Christians). This question is a storm centre for Christian-Muslim polemics. Evangelical apologists… Read More ›
The following is a guest post by author Andrew Livingston. What follows is a revised version of an article originally appearing in the now defunct Taqwa Magazine. You. So it was you all along. And all of this time I… Read More ›
This is a compelling read! This book by the historian professor Philip Jenkins will shock you into seeing how the Bible’s violent passages have been used by evangelical Christians and Catholics to support the violent ethnic cleansing of Native Americans… Read More ›