A talk regarding Islamic perspectives on Jesus, and historical and contemporary debates about his nature and role. The talk also highlights the possibility of a shared Christological dialogue between the Abrahamic faiths. Dr Timothy Winter, also known as Shaykh Abdal… Read More ›
Feature Article: Begotten n̶o̶t̶ Made
The christian bible clearly says the messiah Jesus (pbuh) had a beginning, he was made of a woman and born in a stable in Bethlehem 1, as simple as that, but christendom makes it so complicated that somehow the messiah had… Read More ›
Was Jesus a religious man?
‘We are so accustomed, and rightly, to make Jesus the object of religion that we become apt to forget that in our earliest records he is portrayed not as the object of religion, but as a religious man.’ These words… Read More ›
Those New Testament scholars who like to have their cake and eat it too..
A number of eminent New Testament scholars appear to make the same theological move: they practice rigorous adherence to the historical critical method which casts doubt on the historical accuracy of numerous articles of the Christian faith (for example the complete… Read More ›
10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense
Bob Seidensticker writes: I’m afraid that the crucifixion story doesn’t strike me as that big a deal. The Christian will say that death by crucifixion was a horrible, humiliating way to die. That the death of Jesus was a tremendous… Read More ›
Did Jesus Think He was God?
Dale Martin is an American New Testament scholar. He is Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. Professor Dale Martin says it’s unlikely that Jesus taught his followers that he was divine since after his death, different disciples had… Read More ›
Professor Helen Bond examines the many discrepancies between Matthew and Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth narrative.
Helen Bond is Professor in Christian Origins with Specialisation in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh. This is a brilliantly concise and informative description of the two very different and contradictory accounts of the birth of Jesus in the… Read More ›
The Flat Earth Controversy – Analyzing the Quran and the Bible
The Flat Earth Controversy – An Analysis of the Quran and the Bible Originally Posted on the Quran and Bible Blog بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم “And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);” – The Quran, Surah… Read More ›
Jesus and genocide
‘Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” 1 Samuel 15.