Wednesday, October 21, 6 pm PDT. Dr. Juan Cole and President Hamza Yusuf For more information HERE
Review of new book by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird: ‘The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians’
After much toing and froing (do I really need another introduction to the New Testament in my library?) I decided to purchase N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird’s “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History,… Read More ›
How the Muslims Took Back Jerusalem | Battle of Hittin
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is locked, and unlocked, by a Muslim family that has held the keys and tradition for generations. The idea is that none of the Christian churches has dominance. It works.
Modern day neo-Nazis: ‘I hate those muzzles, wish the SS were here so we could finish the sand ni**ers.’ However real National Socialists were very different..
Tens of thousands of Muslims fought for the National Socialists in World War Two. Historian David Motadel discuss whether pragmatism or anti-Semitism drove Adolf Hitler’s overtures and why some Muslim leaders backed him: How Nazis courted the Islamic world during… Read More ›
The concept of Catholic integralism divides opinion. In the world of online Catholicism, one of the big ongoing debates of the moment is about integralism, which is the view that – as Wikipedia helpfully has it – “the Catholic Faith… Read More ›
Why did the Jews of Paul’s day reject the Christian claims about Jesus being the promised messiah? The answer is simple..
To make sense of early Jewish outrage over claims concerning the messiahship of Jesus, we need to cut though many centuries of Christian thinking, mountains of subsequent theological speculation, and masses of Christian “common sense” about how Jesus came as… Read More ›
1:52 “The very name Israel means: One who struggles with God.” As opposed to Islam: One who surrenders to God.
Absolutely fascinating content on how the Qur’an describes pre-historic objects of worship so accurately.
Prophet Abraham is a pivotal figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. While there is a lot of overlap in the stories about Abraham in the Qur’an and Bible, it is only the Qur’an that reveals knowledge about ancient Babylonia that,… Read More ›
Suppose Matthew and Paul had been brought together and instructed to produce a joint position paper on whether believers in Jesus were to follow the Jewish Law. Would they have been able to hammer out a consensus?
Early and Diverging Views of Christians and Jews. Divergent understandings of Judaism were found among Christians in the mid-second century. At one extreme were the Jewish-Christian adoptionists, who continued to worship the God of Israel as the one true God… Read More ›
The head coverings worn by traditional Roman Catholic women and their obvious similarity to the hijab.
The Roman Catholic custom of women covering their heads, usually with a lace mantilla (called in America a ‘chapel veil’) was obligatory under the 1917 Code of Canon Law (which was superseded by the 1983 Code). The practice goes back… Read More ›
Paula Fredriksen is Professor of Scripture at Boston University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her latest work When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation Fredriksen writes: ‘The Paul of history stands… Read More ›