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Mars Hill Forum #156

 “A True Definition of Terms Equals Informed Choice”

“A Level Playing Field for All Ideas to be Heard Equally”


Collinsville Congregational Church, 7 South Street, Canton, CT

Sunday, February 12 2017, 3:00 p.m. All Welcome – $10.00 Donation at the Door


Islam and the Bible:

 What are the Most Important Questions?

 What is the nature of the Qur’an, and the nature of the Bible?

  1. Who is Allah and who is Yahweh Elohim?
  2. Who is Jesus in the Qur’an and in the Bible?
  3. How do Muhammad and Jesus compare between Islam and the Bible?
  4. What is the nature of politics in Islam and the Bible?
  5. What is jihad in Islam and holy war in the Bible?
  6. What is the nature and definition of peace in Islam and the Bible?
  7. What is the nature and definition of freedom in Islam and the Bible?

Presentations, then dialogue, by:

  • John C. Rankin, M.Div., Th.M., M.Phil. and Ph.D. candidate (Political Theology), Theological Education Institute.
  • Steven Blackburn, M.S., B.S.F.S., Ph.D. (Hebrew and Arabic Scriptures), Hartford Seminary.
  • Moderator: Glenn Sunshine, M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Early-Modern European History), Central Connecticut State University.
  • Questions from the audience (a major portion).

Sponsored by Collinsville Congregational Church and the Theological Education Institute, International (www.teii.org)



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