Unit offered alternatively as AR9065W
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Outline the historical development of Islam.
- Outline the central beliefs and practices of Muslims.
- Articulate the importance of the Quran and the role of the Prophet Muhammad in Islam.
- Articulate popular Islamic beliefs and practices.
- Critique historical interactions with Muslims that have led to misunderstanding and confrontation.
- Articulate fruitful practices that lead to positive encounters with Muslims.
- Suggest possible barriers and bridges to having conversations with Muslims about matters of faith.
- Two book reports (1,000 words each) (20%)
- One research project (1,500 words) (30%)
- One essay (2,500 words) (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Accad, Fouad Elias. Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam, Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1997.
- Denny, Frederick M. An Introduction to Islam. 4th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2010.
- Gordon Chandler, Paul. Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road, Lanham: Cowley Publications, 2007.
- Kreinath, Jens. The Anthropology of Islam Reader, Oxon: Routledge, 2012.
- Lawrence, Bruce. Who is Allah?, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2015.
- Ling, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2006,
- Love, Rick. Muslims, Magic And The Kingdom of God, Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2000.
- Parshall, Phil. New Paths in Muslim Evangelism, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1980.
- Qureshi Nabeel. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
- Saeed, Abdullah. Islam in Australia, Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003.
- Woodberry, Dudley. ed., Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road, Monrovia, California: MARC Publishers, 1989.
- ————. ed., Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices, and Emerging Issues among Muslims, Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2011.