Thinking Biblically About Islam: Genesis, Transfiguration, Transformation
In this careful double exposition of the Bible and Islam, Ida Glaser and Hannah Kay emphasize godly attitudes, loving action and a deep appreciation of God's grace and goodness as essential traits of any Christian. The authors walk the reader...
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In this careful double exposition of the Bible and Islam, Ida Glaser and Hannah Kay emphasize godly attitudes, loving action and a deep appreciation of God's grace and goodness as essential traits of any Christian. The authors walk the reader through two underlying frameworks necessary to think biblically about Islam. The first is to understand the dynamic of religion in people's lives through Genesis 4-11's account of the world after 'the fall', and hence to understand Bible stories within the religious contexts in which they occurred. The second is at the heart of the book - the idea that Islam inverts the exaltation of Christ above the prophets in the narrative of the transfiguration in Luke 9 and 10. Examining the themes of the land, zeal, law and the cross in these chapters of Luke's Gospel and the Old Testament stories of Moses and Elijah, we are led to better understand the Bible, Islam and God's heart towards Muslims.
Ida Glaser is part-time Missiologist in Residence at Crowther Centre for Mission Education, formerly she was Senior Teaching and Research Fellow at The Edinburgh Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies. She also has experience of teaching physics in Islamic contexts and of church-based outreach in multi-racial, inner-city Britain. Employed by Crosslinks, she was the director of Faith to Faith, a Christian consultancy on other faiths. At post-graduate level she has taught Muslim-Christian relations in Jamaica, Nigeria, India and the Philippines, as well as in Birmingham, in the UK. She has published widely on Islam and Muslim-Christian interaction and says: "It is my passion to see Christians responding to Muslims on a thoroughly biblical basis and with the mind of Christ." Her publications include The Bible and Other Faiths: Christian Responsibility in a World of Religions (Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective) and Partners or Prisoners: Christians Thinking about Women and Islam.
- Acknowledgements Introduction: Thinking Biblically About Islam Part 1 Genesis Part 2 Transfiguration Part 3 Islam Part 4 Transformation Bibliography