Theological Conversations

In light of all the political instability in the Middle East, Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds of Notre Dame gives us some good theological understanding of ISIS as an apocalyptic vision of Islam. The following articles by Professor Reynolds can help us understand more about this turmoil in the Middle East.

Recommended articles and resources:

“My research is focused on the study of the Quran in general and the relationship of the Quran to the Bible in particular…. A secondary area of research is the relationship between Muslims and Christians through the centuries, including theology, culture and politics.”
http://news.nd.edu/news/59856-three-questions-with-gabriel-said-reynolds-quran-scholar/

ISIS’ apocalyptic vision of Islam
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gabriel-reynolds-isis-apocalyptic-endgame-article-1.2132307

Why ISIS enslaves: It’s a religious thing
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gabriel-reynolds-isis-enslaves-religious-article-1.1977179

Jesus the Muslim Hippie
http://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/12/jesus-the-muslim-hippie

“I Am A Christian, And I Will Remain A Christian”: What We Can Learn From Meriam Ibrahim
http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/06/i-am-a-christian-and-i-will-remain-a-christian

Evangelizing Islam
http://www.firstthings.com/article/2011/01/evangelizing-islam

 

Articles on this blog

https://thewonderoftruth.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/theological-conversations-2/

https://thewonderoftruth.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/theological-conversations/ : Good videos in this blog post.

Recommended books:

Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur’an for Bible Readers (Connections)
http://www.amazon.com/Ishmael-Instructs-Isaac-Introduction-Connections/dp/0814658822

The Bible and the Qur’an
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bible-Quran-Jacques-Jomier/dp/0898709288

111 Questions on Islam: Samir Khalil Samir on Islam and the West
http://www.amazon.com/111-Questions-Islam-Samir-Khalil/dp/1586171550

Muslims Ask, Christians Answer
http://www.amazon.com/Muslims-Christians-Answer-Christian-Troll/dp/1565484304

Dialogue and Difference: Clarity in Christian-Muslim Relations (Faith Meets Faith Series)
http://www.amazon.com/Dialogue-Difference-Clarity-Christian-Muslim-Relations/dp/1570758565

The Story of Christianity
http://www.amazon.com/Story-Christianity-David-Bentley-Hart/dp/1623654165

The Emergence of Islam: Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective | Fortress Press
http://fortresspress.com/product/emergence-islam-classical-traditions-contemporary-perspective

Finally, please see this video: