• October 30, 2020

Christian Media Publishes Quran with Christian Commentary – to what end?

The Holy Quran

A Quran with complete Christian commentary set to help Christians who minister to among muslims is to be released.

The publisher claims the commentary is “factual, respectful of Muslims, and insightful on issues about which Muslims and Christians disagree.

It is been touted as an impeccable resource for pastors and missionaries who minister among Muslims. Christians who intend to learn more about Islam and the Quran will find it to be a rich and informative introduction.

The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Guide to Understanding the Scripture of Islam by Gordon D. Nickel provides in-text notes to explain the meaning of various surahs (chapters) and ayat (verses), their interpretive history and significance in Muslim thought, and similarities and differences when compared to biblical passages.

The book’s description says professors and students in courses on Islam and the Quran will find the work to be an invaluable resource.

It’s to be published by Zondervan – a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

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The author, Gordon Nickel says: ““No one can understand the Muslim mind without some solid knowledge of the contents of the Quran.”

Nickel is director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India, and a former instructor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He revealed further: “I knew from many years of studying and teaching the Quran that there are ways to read this scripture that allow readers to avoid confusion and rather to make sense of its main themes. I also noticed from my reading that the Quran often addresses non-Muslims directly and seems to demand a response to its claims.”

He also said he intended to comment on all passages related to Jesus and the Gospel coupled with the fact that Apostle Paul wrote certain penetrating words about ‘a different gospel.’

In his words: “Christians are the custodians of the good news of salvation through the death of Jesus on the cross, the ‘People of the Gospel’ as the Quran describes them. As such they have a stake in the portrait of Jesus offered by a scripture written 600 years after the New Testament.”

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