Paul Meets Muhammad: A Christian-Muslim Debate on the Resurrection

Paul Meets Muhammad A Christian Muslim Debate on the Resurrection Imagine if the Apostle Paul were alive to defend the truth of Jesus s resurrection only to be countered by none other than the prophet Muhammad himself In an approach as creative as any scholar has ta

  • Title: Paul Meets Muhammad: A Christian-Muslim Debate on the Resurrection
  • Author: Michael R. Licona
  • ISBN: 9780801066023
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Imagine if the Apostle Paul were alive to defend the truth of Jesus s resurrection only to be countered by none other than the prophet Muhammad himself.In an approach as creative as any scholar has taken, Michael R Licona describes an invention that can make historical figures appear alive and present Imagining an audience of both Christians and Muslims, Licona crafts aImagine if the Apostle Paul were alive to defend the truth of Jesus s resurrection only to be countered by none other than the prophet Muhammad himself.In an approach as creative as any scholar has taken, Michael R Licona describes an invention that can make historical figures appear alive and present Imagining an audience of both Christians and Muslims, Licona crafts a lively debate between Paul and Muhammad, each speaking on and analyzing the validity of the Qur an, the gospel accounts, and both Christian and Muslim doctrine.Intriguing and entertaining, Paul Meets Muhammad uniquely offers evangelism advice for Christians who want to speak the gospel to Muslim friends and neighbors This fictional scenario presents a powerful, comprehensive defense of Jesus s resurrection and of Christianity itself.

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  • Michael R. Licona

    Born in Balti, Maryland in 1961, Mike became a Christian at the age of 10 and grew up in a Christian home He attended Liberty University where he earned his Bachelor s Degree in Music Performance Saxophone During his undergraduate studies, he had a strong desire to know God, devoting himself to studying the Bible daily He decided to learn Koine Greek in order to read the New Testament in its original language and later completed a Master s Degree in Religious Studies.Toward the end of his graduate work in 1985, Mike began to question the veracity of his faith and wondered if there was any evidence to support it He decided not to go into Christian ministry at that time Finding answers to his questions consumed him and he almost jettisoned his faith He investigated the evidence for Christianity and a number of other major world religions He also considered the arguments for atheism His investigation solidified his belief that God exists and that he has actually revealed himself to mankind in Jesus Christ and that the Christian view provides the most plausible and unified theory of reality.In July of 1997, Mike formed TruthQuest Ministries in order to give an official name to his growing ministry and to allow future donors to make tax deductible gifts In October 2001, the ministry was renamed RisenJesus in order to avoid confusion with other ministries named TruthQuest and closely reflect its vision of equipping 100,000 Christians to share their faith using the evidence for Jesus resurrection.Mike is the author, co author or editor of six 6 books The Resurrection of Jesus A New Historiographical Approach IVP Academic, 2010 , Evidence for God 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy and Science, with co editor William Dembski Baker 2010 , Paul Meets Muhammad Baker, 2006 which is a debate on the resurrection of Jesus between the apostle Paul and the prophet Muhammad, the award winning The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus with co author Gary Habermas Kregel, 2004 which is a comprehensive self study course, Cross Examined, a legal novel defending the historicity of Jesus resurrection, and Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock which lays out in a concise manner what to say to Mormons and Jehovah s Witnesses when they knock on your door.He also contributed a chapter in Buried Hope or Risen Savior The Search for the Jesus Tomb, Charles L Quarles, ed 2008 , an entry in The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Ed Hindson and Ergun Caner, eds and a chapter in The Big Argument Twenty Four Scholars Explore How Science, Archaelogy, and Philosophy Have Proven the Existence of God, John Ashton, Michael Westacott, eds Master Books, 2006 He is a featured scholar in Lee Strobel s new book The Case for the Real Jesus Zondervan, 2007 and his DVD The Case for Christ 2007 Mike was also one of the authors selected for the Erasing Hate2007 tour erasinghate.Mike has a Ph.D in New Testament University of Pretoria He completed all requirements with distinction and the highest marks He is a frequent speaker on university campuses, churches, Christian groups, retreats, frequently debates, and has appeared as a guest on dozens of radio and television programs He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature Mike is associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University and the president of Risen Jesus, Inc.

  • 503 Comments

  • Yes, definitely a food for thought book. First of all, I appreciated the author's reason for writing this book, to promote understanding between the two currently conflicting religions. I also liked the situation Mr. Licona set up to make this debate seem real.A few observations: the topic was very limited, and so the 2 men, Paul and Muhammad, could not fully answer questions that did not have to do exactly with the topic. Otherwise they were very interesting questions. Which I would have liked [...]


  • Debates on resurrection had spark controversy in the West after Ahmed Deedat, a famous Islamic preacher in 1970s-1980s had claimed he defeated few Christians scholars and pastors using his "swoon theory" and "cruci-fiction theory" to defend Quranic case against the resurrection. Despite that, the burden of proof lies on the Christians much more rather than Islam. Until Dr Gary Hebermas collected thousands of scholarly work on the case for resurrection back in 1980s and make case strong to defend [...]


  • An interesting read, with some good information on the issues of debate between the sides. However, Mike Licoma's "mere Christianity" really comes through in here. While the writing is enjoyable and the line of arguement seems fair, a reader who holds to a higher view of Scripture than Licona will be disappointed. His constant refusal to dig into, or even really support generally, the idea that the Scriptures are truth and reliable sticks out sorely. I would look to much better apologetic method [...]


  • Sometime in the near future . . .What would it be like if Paul and Muhammad could dialogue with one another in a public debate on the resurrection of Jesus? Sometime in the near future, computer software is developed that allows for all the writings of each of these men to create "quasi-artificial" for each one of them so that they can debate each other. I didn't find anything new or unexpected in this book, but the author's style is engaging. He presents topics in an interesting manner so that [...]


  • The book is written from a very creative approach. I liked and disliked that the book is filled with so many facts; at some points the book can seem a bit repetitive and the information can get a little overwhelming for the casual reader. So this book is great as a reference book. If you like facts after facts on either side of the argument, this is the book for you. I also liked that the author does not choose a side, rather he presents all the facts that either side would present and leaves th [...]


  • Licona did a wonderful job of presenting a balanced argument between the Apostle Paul and Muhammad. Sometimes it's worrisome that an author wouldn't give a fair shake to the opposing worldview in these types of books but Licona was definitely fair when writing the Islamic dialogue. He presented very advanced criticisms of the resurrection from the Islamic point of view. I highly respect Licona as a Christian scholar and a fellow brother in Christ. His understanding of the texts is nothing short [...]


  • It was an excellent book. The idea of bringing a fiction of MIT machine that could think like the person and having the debate in a very constructive way was interesting. I would hope that Christians and Muslims would engage in this type of positive and constructive debate. If a sequel to this book would be written, I would like to hear the Muslim build a case for their faith and the Christian arguing against.


  • A brilliant work of high-concept apologetics that delivers far more than its provocative premise suggests. Dr. Licona one of the finest resurrection scholars alive, and this work is by far one of the best I've read on the subject. He argues the Muslim positions far better than any Muslim apologist I've read!


  • I thought this book was a great read. It helped me see where the Christian and Muslim views differ, especially in relation to the death of Jesus and his resurrection. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to figure out the differences between Christianity and Islam.



  • Interesting read. Although burly at times, and fictional, one must assume that it is based in fact. It's most certainly given me food for thought, and a desire to study further.



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