Towards an Understanding of Each Others' Scriptures

Annual Joint Lectures 2010

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Lecture 1: A History of Muslim Views of the Bible

Dr Martin Whittingham, Director, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies

 Martin has degrees in English Literature and Christian Theology, and a doctorate in Islamic Studies. He has taught at undergraduate and post-graduate level at the University of Edinburgh, and is now a supernumerary research fellow and tutor at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

His research interests include the history and theology of Muslim-Christian interactions, focussing on the history of Muslim views of the Bible and also views of other elements of Christian faith.


Lecture 2: The Concepts of Revelation in Islam and Christianity: a help or a hindrance to dialogue?

Prof. Mahmoud Ayoub, Faculty Associate, Hartford Seminary, CT, USA

His research and writing centres on the comparative study of Islam and Muslim-Christian relations, as well as inter-religious dialogue. Since 1999, he has served in the US Department of State as one of its ambassadors to various parts of the Middle East and S.E. Asia. His research and writing centres on the comparative study of Islam and Muslim-Christian relations, as well as inter-religious dialogue. Since 1999, he has served in the US Department of State as one of its ambassadors to various parts of the Middle East and S.E. Asia.