Jesus and the Jihadis: Confronting the Rage of ISIS: The Theology Behind the Ideology
The key to defeating ISIS' regime of terror is to understand its theology. To this end, leading biblical scholars Evans and Johnston go to the roots of ISIS' agenda, considering how Islamic the movement actually is, and comparing the Gospels...
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The key to defeating ISIS' regime of terror is to understand its theology. To this end, leading biblical scholars Evans and Johnston go to the roots of ISIS' agenda, considering how Islamic the movement actually is, and comparing the Gospels and the Qur'an on the way.
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As ISIS dominates news headlines, attention is given to the terrorist group's ideology&... when the truemotive of their mayhem is actually revealed in their theology!
Major General Michael K. Nagata of the Special Operations forces in the Middle East explains that "we do not understand the movement&... and until we do, we are not going to defeat it."
The key to defeating ISIS' regime of terror is understanding its theology.
This is why two leading Biblical scholars offer this go-to guide to understanding ISIS' distorted theology. Through fresh historical and Biblical insights, discover how ISIS' acts of violence, terrorism, and persecution impact your life and your faith today.
Get revealing answers to questions such as:
How did three faiths come out of one man-Abraham? Why does ISIS utilize social media and technology for terrorist propaganda? Is ISIS Islamic and would Muhammad himself join this group?
Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies, Luke (New International Bible Commentary), Mark (Word Biblical Commentary), Jesus and the Ossuaries, Fabricating Jesus and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, Dictionary of New Testament Background, From Prophecy To Testament and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has recently served on the advisory board on The Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He most recent work is Matthew (New Cambridge Bible Commentary.)
Jeremiah J. Johnston, is a New Testament scholar and frequent contributor to national publications and shows, including USA Today, Relevant, The Christian Post, Fox News, and In the Market with Janet Parshall. A sought-after speaker by universities and churches of various denominations, Johnston ministers internationally in partnership with the Museum of the Bible and is president of the Christian Thinkers Society, a resident institute at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as professor of early Christianity. He is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions and has developed and taught Bible study video series with LifeWay Church Resources. Johnston and his family live in Houston.