Christian and Islamic Theology

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Christian and Islamic Theology

  • Tisch Family Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology
  • University of Notre Dame
21 Lectures (7 DVDs or 8 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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  1. Christian and Islamic Theology Video Bundle: The Bible and the Qur’an: A Comparative Study + Christian and Islamic Theology - 14 Discs Total $89.95
  2. Christian and Islamic Theology Audio Bundle: Christian and Islamic Theology + Understanding Islam - 12 CDs Total $54.95

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With about 1.7 billion members and growing, Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Now, you can understand Islam and its complex relationship with Christian theology.

In Christian and Islamic Theology, you will deepen your own Christian theological reflection by examining the ways Islam addresses Christian teaching. In doing so, you will seek to remember what Blessed John Paul II described as the “role of the Holy Spirit in the process by which knowledge matures into wisdom” (Fides et Ratio, 44).

Your guide for this insightful examination is Prof. Gabriel Said Reynolds (Ph.D., Yale University), a Catholic expert on Muslim-Christian relations and professor at the University of Notre Dame. Through 21 thorough and enlightening lectures, you will learn about the history, teachings, and theology of Islam.

In this course, you will examine Islamic works, from the Qur’an to twenty-first-century Islamic apologies, which address Christian theology. First, you will explore the development of Islamic thought on Christianity in the Qur’an and influential Islamic works of the classical period. You will then see how Christians responded to the challenge posed by the new religion. Finally, you will ask how Christians—concerned for the proclamation of their faith and harmonious dialogue between religions—might think of the Church’s relationship with Islam today.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Islam’s Challenge to Christian Theology
  • Thinking about Islam
  • Reading the Qur’an
  • God, Prophets, and the History of the World
  • Jesus in the Qur’an
  • The Biography of Muhammad in Mecca
  • The Biography of Muhammad in Medina
  • The Hadith
  • Islamic Law
  • Christianity under Islam
  • The Muslim Jesus
  • The Christian Argument for the True Religion
  • The Islamic Critique of the Bible
  • An Islamic History of Christianity
  • Thomas Aquinas and “The Reasons for the Faith”
  • An Islamic Gospel
  • A Christian Reading of the Qur’an
  • Modern Islamic Arguments against Christianity
  • Allahu Akbar: Understanding the Islamic Theological Impulse
  • Evangelical Protestantism and Islam
  • The Catholic Church and Islam
About Your Presenter

Gabriel S. Reynolds is Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, where he researches the Qur'an and Muslim-Christian relations. A Catholic, he received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Yale University, where his dissertation, A Muslim Theologian in the Sectarian Milieu (published by Brill in 2004), won the Field Prize. He is the author of The Qur'an and Its Biblical Subtext (Routledge, 2010) and of The Emergence of Islam (Fortress, 2012), the translator of 'Abd al-Jabbar’s Critique of Christian Origins (BYU, 2008), and the editor of The Qur'an in Its Historical Context (Routledge, 2008) and New Perspectives on the Qur'an: The Qur'an in Its Historical Context 2 (Routledge, 2011). 

Prof. Reynolds is currently Chair of the Executive Board of the International Qur'anic Studies Association. At Notre Dame, he teaches courses on theology, Muslim/Christian Relations, and Islamic Origins. Prof. Reynolds has been a visiting professor at the Université de Saint Joseph in Lebanon and at the&n...

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Customer Reviews (0)
Summer 2018 Survey
The relationship between Christianity and Islam was very interesting and informative. The speaker is a professor at Notre Dame. He was very knowledgeable and delivered in a manner that was easy to understand and learn. Review by Audrey Paludan, Huntsville, Alabama, USA (Posted on 7/2/2018)
Summer 2018 Survey
Dr. Reynolds is well prepared and easy to follow. I knew virtually nothing about Islam and nothing about a comparison between the two; now I know! Review by Larry E Farr, Jeffersonville, IN, USA (Posted on 7/2/2018)
Summer Survey: July 2017
Reynolds give you a basic yet thorough understanding of Islam and its teaching in dialogue with Christian faith. Review by Fr. John MacQuarrie, Springfield, Ohio, USA (Posted on 7/29/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
Professor Reynolds was clear and did not assume I knew anything about Islam, and addressed questions that I had. I thought he really made the most of his time talking. Review by Thomas Krieg, Eau Claire, WI USA (Posted on 1/23/2017)
Fall Survey: October 2016
A very clear, unbiased presentation. Review by Fr. Gary Ostrander Elkhorn, NE (Posted on 10/31/2016)
Very sensitive and timely
Given our national and international concern with Jihadists like ISIS, I found two studies on Islam and Christianity and the Bible & the Koran to be very sensitive and timely. Prof. Gabriel S. Reynolds is an excellent scholar of these programs. These studies enter in a very important discussion about similarities and differences between two world religions. Review by John (Posted on 10/19/2016)
Fall Survey: October 2016
This course provided objective information and a different perspective from other Christian-Islamic resources. Review by Peter Dakin, Slidell, LA U.S.A. (Posted on 10/2/2016)
Fall Survey: October 2016
I played Christian & Islamic Theology for an audience at our local public library. They found the series very helpful. We purchased the DVD for the illustrations that accompany this series. Review by John B. Lounibos Ph.D. Blauvelt, NY, USA (Posted on 10/1/2016)
I leaned much
I had read several books about Islam and this course gave me more insights than any of them. I highly recommend it. Review by Bob (Posted on 11/1/2015)
Reynold's presentation on Christianity and Islam is a huge contribution to understanding among faiths.
Given national ignorance and fear regarding Islam, the Reynolds presentation on Christianity and Islam is a huge contribution to understanding among faiths. Review by John (Posted on 9/4/2015)
Presentation is lively and intelligent!
The presenter is obviously very competent. His presentation is lively and intelligent. His Catholic faith shines through. He makes a great effort to be even-handed. This is truly a scholarly presentation by a first-rate teacher. Review by Fr. Michael (Posted on 9/4/2015)
Objective and most informative.
To be truly "Catholic" we need to be aware of other traditions from a fair and respectful perspective. We are living in a global village, and we need to know the neighbors...! Objective and most informative, this program not only presented Islam, but contrasted it with Christianity fairly and honestly. Review by Carla (Posted on 9/4/2015)
clear, new learnings in every lesson
I listen to a lot of these courses, and this was the best I heard this year. Dr. Reynolds is clear, answers the kind of questions I have about Islam, and most of the information was basic but new to me. The information could be summed as "What would be most important for a Christian to know about Islam." Review by tk (Posted on 8/14/2013)
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