Mon, Dec 27|
Dialogue Institute Dallas
Dialogue Matters Book Club December
Join our monthly book club sessions to get together for meaningful dialogue and inspiring conversations. This month we are reading Dr. Craig Considine`s new book; People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians. Here is a good intro for the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Time & Location
Dec 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Dialogue Institute Dallas, 1416 E Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75081, USA
About the Event
What can Prophet Muhammad's encounters with ancient Christians teach us about today's relationship between Christianity and Islam?
More than you may think, according to Rice University's Craig Considine. He examines these interactions in his newest book, "People of the Book - Prophet Muhammad's Encounters with Christians."
Considine describes the book as biographical in nature, taking readers on a journey of Muhammad's life through his interactions with Christians around the Arabian Peninsula. As he explores these relationships in a sociological manner, Considine considers the respective beliefs of the people Muhammad encountered, including how they felt about Jesus and Christianity as a whole.
Throughout his life, Prophet Muhammad met with Christian monks, merchants, allies, bishops, prophets, nations, and statesmen. These encounters allow us to reflect upon the intersections of Christianity and Islam and the different kinds of Christian communities in Muhammad's midst. But more importantly, Muhammad's relationship with Christians provides sociological and theological insight on how today's Christians and Muslims can bridge the gap to resolve conflicts around the world.