A Christian Response to Islam

Saturday 30 November 2013
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Tyndale House, Cambridge

Revd Colin Chapman

Hardly a day passes without some item in the national or international news about Muslims and Islam. Christians are bound to feel challenged - if not threatened - by the many issues that are raised - cultural, social, political and theological. How can Christians work through these complex questions and develop genuinely Christian attitudes to Muslims and Islam?

Session 1. 10.00 - 11.20
· What is Islam?
· How are we to understand the different faces of Islam?
· An overview of the history of Islam
· Theological questions:
e.g. Are Muslims and Christians worshiping the same God? What does the Qur’an say about Jesus?

Session 2. 11.40 – 1.00
· Understanding political Islam today
· Relating to Muslims in the UK and sharing the gospel
· Any questions

Colin Chapman was teaching Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon, until retirement began in 2004. Before that he was Principal of Crowther Hall, the Church Mission Society Training College in Selly Oak, Birmingham, and taught at Trinity College, Bristol, after having worked with his family in Egypt and Lebanon as a mission partner with the CMS.

His books include Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenges of Islam (IVP), Whose Promised Land? and Whose Holy City? Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Lion).

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