How was the Qur’an Composed? Part 2 – Assessing Andy Bannister’s Oral Formulaic Approach

The late Nabeel Qureshi gave several lectures at Biola University some years ago, at least one of which focused on the Qur’an. In the lecture, about 1 hour and ten minutes in, he talked about the oral-formulaic view of the Qur’an’s composition. He felt it is the best apologetic against the Qur’an that no one was using. This fact intrigued …

How was the Qur’an Composed? Part 1

Where did the Qur’an come from is a question that has intrigued me since I first began studying the Qur’an on an academic level two years ago. The traditional view, as well as critical opinions on the Qur’an’s compilation, seemed to me to be unsatisfactory. When I stumbled on the oral-formulaic approach advocated by Andrew Bannister as an answer to …

Do We Worship The Same God?

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Today you might be looking for the short answer, but this is the kind of question that requires a more detailed explanation. In these 2 videos, I walk you through the important points to consider in order to better understand both the question and the answer. Part 1 Part 2

Learning About Other’s Faith

This is an excerpt of the article originally published in The Republic, in May 2017, under the title: “Learning others’ faith builds bridges of understanding”, by Tim Orr. It has been about four years since I walked into Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School to participate in a world religion panel. There were about five or six different representatives …