Course #4 - Christian and Islamic Theological Issues - Dr. Sassan Tavassoli - Course Book
The course book is designed to supplement i2 ministries video course #4 - Christian and Islamic Theological Issues. If you would like to bring i2 ministries training to your group or church contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is a survey of the major areas in which Christian and Islamic theology, doctrine and dogma collide. Understanding the basics of Islamic theology is important for shaping an appropriate answer to the questions from Muslims. The content of this course will also provide an important outline for the basic content necessary for discipling new MBBs. At the same time, it is recognized there is limited value to apologetics; ultimately it is the Spirit of God who brings Muslims to Christ.
1. The student will begin to grasp the basics of Islamic theology as they intersect with Christian theology.
2. The student will be able to form biblical responses to the questions of Muslims with an eye towards continuing to learn about Islam.
3. The student will come to realize that even if one never meets a Muslim, because of the nature of it’s challenges, he will be well prepared for any challenge.
4. The student will feel equipped, encouraged and confident to engage Muslims in life-changing conversations and evangelism.
Sassan Tavassoli, , John Gilchrist, Sam Schlorff, Jeff Morton, Mohyuddin Hashimi, Sam Shamoun, Nabeel Qureshi, Mark Durie, Samuel Zwemer
Dr. Sasan Tavassoli Bio:
Dr. Sasan Tavassoli is a former Shi’ite Muslim from Iran. In 1985, Sasan came to faith in Christ as the result of the ministry of a group of American missionaries while he was living in Europe. Dr. Tavassoli is an ordained minister and has been involved in ministry within the Iranian communities in the US as a teacher and later as a pastor for the past two decades.
Since 2006 the main focus of Dr. Tavassoli’s ministry has been teaching on Christian satellite TV. His Farsi broadcasts are aired in Europe, the Middle East and Iran on a regular basis. He also helps to equip the Church of Iran by providing theological education through conferences and seminars. Sasan travels extensively within the US, Europe and the Middle East to preach among Iranian Christians and is extensively involved in leadership training for the growing churches inside Iran.
Dr. Tavassoli has also taught courses on Islam and Muslim-Christian relations at numerous seminaries in the United States. He is also the author of Christian Encounters with Iran: Engaging Muslim Thinkers After the Revolution. Dr. Tavassoli has graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary (MA), Columbia Theological Seminary (ThM) and earned his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. Sasan and his family live in the USA.
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