Introduction To Islam
A Dialogical Overview for 21st Century Christians
Harold Vogelaar, Visiting Professor of World Religion at Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL, and other top scholars of the Islamic faith share basic beliefs, and practices of Islam, and the historic and current relationship between Christians and Muslims.
Students will gain two important perspectives from this program. First, they will get a solid overview and deeper understanding of the religion of Islam. Secondly, they will gain a new appreciation of the relationship between Christianity and Islam, including possibilities for hope and dialog in the post-September 11 era.
Video based curriculum; 8 Sessions on Sunday after Worship Feb 26 – April 23, 11:15 am – 12:00pm (No session on Easter Sunday.)
Introduction: A Framework for Christian/Muslim Dialogue
The History of Islam
The Faith & Practice of Islam
The Authority of the Qu’ran
History of Islam in America
Sufism: Muslim Spirituality
Equipping The Church for Dialogue with Islam
No session on Easter Sunday
Roundtable Discussion: Points of Stress, Signs of Hope
Middle Eastern Food Luncheon & Guest Speaker
Textbook: God is One: The Way of Islam, R. Marston Speight