Jack Tannous, 2018, The Making of the Medieval Middle East: religion, society and simple believers

Jack Tannous, 2018, The Making of the Medieval Middle East: religion, society and simple believers

Rather than focussing on debates about doctrine between elite theologians, Tannous instead explores the beliefs of what he terms ‘simple believers’.  The author argues that relatively few people would have had the opportunity to become theologically literate. They worked out their lives of faith primarily through attachments to the rites and symbols of their community.  Nevertheless Dr Martin Whittingham argues that it does not follow that what a faith teaches is without importance.

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Akhtar, Shabbir, 2018, The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Akhtar, Shabbir, 2018, The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Prof Hugh Goddard believes that this is the first time a Muslim has written a serious academic work on one of Paul’s epistles in the New Testament and expresses the hope that it might be the precursor to an eventual fuller volume entitled The Muslim Annotated New Testament.

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