Sin and Salvation

Sin and Salvation

Muslims are not alone in challenging notions of original sin and the sometimes rather mechanical theories of atonement and salvation that follow from it. Too often Christians seem to deny the goodness of God’s creation and even the justice and mercy of God.

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Teaching and learning in the Muslim background church of Algeria: Ontological and teleological considerations for a Christian minority

Teaching and learning in the Muslim background church of Algeria: Ontological and teleological considerations for a Christian minority

In the last decade there have been increased discussions and publications on the growth and influence of Islam in the West and the contributions of Muslims to life in the ‘market place’ of increasingly pluralistic, multi-cultural and secular ‘western’ societies.

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A Middle Eastern Christian Perspective on the Clash between Political Islamic Ideology and Western Ideology

A Middle Eastern Christian Perspective on the Clash between Political Islamic Ideology and Western Ideology

This lecture looked at a Middle Eastern Christian perspective and response to the clash between political Islam and Western political ideology.  It reflected on the effects of the nation-state’s breakdown on Middle Eastern Christians, and the marginalization of this group by radical Islam.

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Redactions and Adaptations: The use of the four gospels in the Qur’an commentary of al-Biqa’i (d.1480/885AH)

Redactions and Adaptations: The use of the four gospels in the Qur’an commentary of al-Biqa’i (d.1480/885AH)

From the earliest period of qurʾānic interpretation, questions concerning the exact nature of the four canonical Gospels and their relationship to the Injīl of the Qurʾān have provoked Muslim scholars to either defend the text or condemn it for the sake of their own sacred book and prophet.

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