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Islamic Apologetics Surveyed

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Lesson

Comparison of teachings of Christianity and Islam.

Outline

Islamic Apologetics Surveyed

 

I. Introduction

 

II. Common Themes in Apologetics

A. Misunderstandings Regarding Christianity by Muslims

B. Attitudes toward the Qur’an and Bible

1. Abrogation in the Qur’an (Surah 2:106)

2. Corruptions in biblical transmission

C. Doctrine of God

1. Deficiencies in Islamic conceptions of holiness/monotheism

2. Trinitarian monotheism

D. Christology and Muhammadology

1. Prophethood vs. deity of Christ

2. Relation of Christ to Godhead/Trinity

3. Historical issues regarding Christ’s death/resurrection

4. Misunderstandings concerning Muhammad’s life and actions and role in Islam

E. Methodological Issues in Witnessing

1. Use of Bible? Use of Qur’an?

2. Use of the word “Allah” “Isa” “Injil” etc.

3. Use or nonuse of 5 pillars in Christian context

 

III. Conclusions

 

IV. Hebrews: A Handbook for Pilgrims to the Heavenly City

Book of Hebrews as a Model for Presenting the Gospel to a Muslim

A. The Pilgrim Road, Hebrews 10:32-39

B. Called to be a Pilgrim, Hebrews 11:1-22

C. Enduring Suffering, Hebrews 11:23-40

D. Follow Your Guide, Hebrews 12:1-17

E. At the Mount of Mercy, Hebrews 12:18-29

F. Around the Ka’bah, Hebrews 1:1-2:4

G. The First Pilgrim, Hebrews 2:5-18; 4:14-5:10

H. Pilgrims who failed, Hebrews 3:1-4:13

I. Careless Pilgrims, Hebrews 5:1-6:12

J. The God of Pilgrimage, Hebrews 6:13-20

K. An Intercessor Before Day of Judgment, Hebrews 7:1-28

L. The Feast of Sacrifice, Hebrews 8:1-9:28

M. The Christian Talbiya, Hebrews 10:1-18

N. Stoning the Devil, Hebrews 10:19-31

O. The Way of Ihram, Hebrews 13:1-25

 

V. Spectrum of Church Planting Initiatives in the Islamic World

 

VI. Conclusion to the Course