Admitted Truth

Here you will find the resources linked with Dr David Coffey's lectures, on Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning January 14th 2021.    These lectures will explore the use of ideas which are admitted by both the Qur'an and the Bible in discussions between Muslims and Christians. You will hear about key historical figures, and consider important themes which can form the basis for constructive communication today.

Lecture 1*:      January 14th, 21st, 28th   

                             Introduction:  What is 'admitted truth'

                             The historical lens:  Muslim-Christian dialogue in the 7th-11th centuries A.D.

Outline of Lecture 1

Power Point for Lecture 1

Recording for January 14th

Power Point on Timothy and Al-Mahdi

Recording of January 21st on Timothy and Al-Mahdi

Mingana's translation of The apology of Timothy the Patriarch before the Caliph Mahdi, together with his introduction and a facsimile of the Syriac manuscript is available on the Internet Archive.

The translation alone is posted here.

Recording for January 28th on Paul of Antioch

Power Point on Paul of Antioch

Nafisa Abdelsadek's translation of Paul of Antioch's Risala

Lecture 2:         Feb 4th:    Thinking about the sources in 19th century India:

                             Qur'an, Sunnah, Sirah; Old Testament, Gospels, writing by Jesus' disciples.  

 

Re-recording of Feb 4th lecture

Power Point for Feb 4th on 19th century India and the orientalists

Lecture 3*:       Feb. 11 and 25th; God:  Essence and nature, attributes, acts.

Recording of February 11th

NOTE THAT THE FEB 18TH LECTURE WAS POSTPONED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES IN HOUSTON.  SUBSEQUENT LECTURES ARE ONE WEEK LATER THAN ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED.

Recording of February 25th lecture

Power Point for Feb 25th lecture on 'God'

Lecture 4:         March 4th: Humanity, Sin and Salvation

Recording of March 4th lecture

Power Point on 'Humanity'

Lecture 5:         March 11th Messiah/Jesus

Recording of March 11th

Power Point on 'Jesus'

Chat with Syed's comments

Lecture 6:        March 18th:  Sin and Salvation.

Recording of March 18th

Power Point on 'Sin and Salvation'

Final session:   March 25th:  Reflection and discussion.