The Bible and the Qur’an

A short course for beginners

The Bible and Qur’an are revered by billions of Christians and Muslims, though they remain little known to followers of the other religion. This short course introduces the Qur’an, and examines the relationship of the two scriptures.

 

The Bible in the Qur’an

Cathedral Education Room, 2 – 4 pm, Wednesday 8 January. £5, to include tea

The Qur’an contains a host of names and stories familiar from the Bible, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus. What does this tell about the relationship between the two scriptures?

 

Can Christians and Muslims pray together?

Cathedral Education Room, 6.15 – 7.15pm, Wednesday 22 January

Christians and Muslims both believe in one God and, at least on the Muslim side, openly acknowledge that they believe in the same God. Discussion will be based on a passage of prepared reading which can be downloaded here.

 

How can Christians understand Muhammad?

Cathedral Education Room, 6.15 – 7.15 pm, Wednesday 5 February

This Discussion Session will explore the problem for Christians of a prophetic claimant who brought a revelation after Jesus and his Gospel. Discussion will be based on a passage of prepared reading which can be downloaded here.

 

God and Jesus in the Qur’an and the Bible

Glastonbury Retreat House, 10.30 – 4 pm, Wednesday 19 February. £18.50, to include a sandwich lunch

What is the God of the Qur’an like? What is the Jesus of the Qur’an like? This day-long course will examine the ways in which God and Jesus are portrayed in the Qur’an.