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Middle East Conversation December 2020
December 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EET
Join us for our sixth MEC2020 webinar:
December 10, 4:00-5:30 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3)
The Religious Other: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad
Conversation Host: Martin Accad
Guest: Ida Glaser
Guest: Colin Chapman
Guest: Daniel Brown
We live at a time when religious diversity has become a fact of life in our globalized societies. Yet Christian engagement with Muslims remains complex, complicated by fear, misunderstanding and a history fraught with political and cultural tensions. With acts of religiously motivated violence filling our headlines and religious discourse widely succumbing to “clash of civilizations”-mentalities, the need for thoughtful, critical, and genuine Christian understandings of Islam is as urgent as ever.
The Religious Other: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad is a new book that has been crafted with these realities in mind. A collection of essays, drawn from past consultations hosted by the Institute of Middle East Studies, engage the need for a carefully developed theological understanding of Islam, its origins and its sacred text. Weaving together the work of evangelical scholars of Islam, the Bible, theology and missiology, this book combines scholarly exploration with pertinent ministry practice, offering a rich framework for the church to continue its conversation about ministry among Muslim communities worldwide.
Join us on December 10 as MEC 2020 concludes its webinar series by launching The Religious Other, the book collecting papers from MEC 2018 and 2019, and facilitating a spirited conversation among leading Christian scholars of Islam about timely matters of religious diversity and faithful witness.