3 Minute Academic Soundbites
Qur’an 4:157: and said, ‘We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of God.’ (They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, though it was made to appear like that to them; those that disagreed… Read More ›
The final part of Dr Tim Winter’s essay concludes with the accusation that the required belief in the incoherent Trinity has contributed to the wider crisis of faith in the West and even played a significant role in the rise… Read More ›
I briefly discuss: The Historical Figure of Jesus – by E. P. Sanders. The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion – by Anabel Inge. Slavery and Islam – by Jonathan A.C. Brown
Section on New Testament Christology, with a few words to salafi critics of Dr Tim Winter and my reading of his work.
Subject: The Biblical witness. Is the Trinity taught in the Bible? Dr Winter says No: “God’s only number is one. The idea of a perichoretic union of self-awareness hypostases, each of which was entirely God, came later.” page 349.
The book I quote from ‘Debating Christian Theism‘ contains new essays on central topics by a number of distinguished scholars. It should not only prove of general interest but would provide an excellent supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate courses… Read More ›
The Qur’an retells the stories of biblical personalities in its own style and corrects them in the process. The Qur’an virtually never actually quotes from the Bible – the only exception being the passage from Psalm 37:29 quoted in the… Read More ›
Does the Qur’an endorse the Bible? Yes it does! according to Christian polemicists today. To explore this question academically I quote from ‘The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam‘ by… Read More ›
This is a no holes barred academic discussion of the Quest for the historical Jesus by one of the leading historians in the field Dr Dale C. Allison. Allison is Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological… Read More ›
3 Minute Academic Soundbites. In the gospel of Luke does Jesus claim his death is a sacrifice that brings salvation? Probably not, according to professor Bart D Ehrman, a leading expert of the New Testament. The implications for an Islamic… Read More ›
In 3 Minute Academic Sound bites I discuss the recent work of Professor Dale B. Martin of Yale University and why I believe it fails in its objective to bring together historical scholarship and orthodox Christian doctrines. Biblical Truths: The… Read More ›
i) Christ must be his own Father and his own son; ii) The Holy Spirit is neither Father nor Son yet he is both; iii) The Son was begotten by the Father but existed before he was begotten; iv)… Read More ›
Objective: to read short extracts from some of my favourite academic works by authors I admire. Today’s reading is from the utterly brilliant book: ‘The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam’ by Dr Shabbir Akhtar of Oxford… Read More ›