Islam and the Bible: Questioning Muslim Idiom Translations (Paperback)

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Islam and the Bible: Questioning Muslim Idiom Translations (Paperback)


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Christians living and ministering in Muslim contexts, even as early as the 7th century, have always adapted their language and public witness to cultural and religious sensibilities of their audience. As theologians, missiologists, and practitioners seek to think carefully about issues surrounding such contextualization, one of the most important considerations concerns the translation of terms and phrases, such as “Son of God” or whether to use “Allah” to refer to God. This project aims to bring together leading voices in the discussion, representing a spectrum of approaches, to explore the issues surrounding “Muslim Idiom Translation.” It will also uniquely consider the voices of practitioners of ministry to Muslims and Bible translation, as well as cultural natives to Islamic contexts.

Ayman Ibrahim (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary and Haifa University) is the Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a board member of the Evangelical Theological Society on Islam, has served on faculty at several institutions in the Middle East, and possesses expertise in Islamic history and Qur’anic studies. He has published with Baker Academic, Peter Lang, HarperCollins, and Oxford University Press, and has forthcoming books with Brill and Gorgias. 

Ant Greenham (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Missions and Islamic Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in the South African Dept. of Foreign Affairs in Tel Aviv, Israel, Amman, Jordan, where he opened the first South African Embassy to Jordan. His expertise is in Muslim conversions to Christ, contextualization to Muslims, and evangelism in Islamic contexts. He serves as the book review editor for the Southeastern Theological Review, and has published with Energion and Peter Lang. 

Product Details ISBN: 9781087770222
ISBN-10: 108777022X
Publisher: B&H Academic
Publication Date: December 1st, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English