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

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


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801066023
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 711,575
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Michael R. Licona, (Ph.D., University of Pretoria), is director of Apologetics Evangelism for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has spoken to churches, parachurch groups, and university audiences across the country. The coauthor of The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, Licona lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

1Into the Future17
2Paul's Opening Statement27
3Muhammad's Opening Statement39
4Paul's Rebuttal51
5Muhammad's Rebuttal63
6Discussion Period: Part One73
7Discussion Period: Part Two83
8Discussion Period: Part Three93
9Discussion Period: Part Four105
10Discussion Period: Part Five117
11Discussion Period: Part Six131
12Discussion Period: Part Seven141
13Muhammad's Closing Statement145
14Paul's Closing Statement151
15Moderator's Conclusion159

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Paul Meets Muhammad: A Christian-Muslim Debate on the Resurrection 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Devoutpapist More than 1 year ago
I am a Devout Catholic and i was looking for a good book for Christians to use when talking to a Muslim. I found this book to be very helpful, the onyl problem witht he book is instead fo it being a debate it turned into a fight between Muhammad and the Moderator against Paul, so instead fo clearly showing both sides, it gave Paul to much of the spot light (he deserves it though). Other then that iw ould reccommend this book to anyone interested on the key difference between Christians and Muslims concernign the ressurection.
vladik More than 1 year ago
Good book. Although fictional, the information is relevant to today's issues. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Southern Baptist Convention director of Apologetics Evangelism, and author of The Case for the Resurrection, Michael Licona brings important research and abilities to this subject. His wide studies, debates, and preparations for teaching, as well as learning from Muslim friends and teachers, give this book the ring of authenticity. The introduction to Paul Meets Muhammad adds much information to this book. If, like me, you tend to skip introductions, don¿t skip this one. The story itself is engrossing. MIT scientists have perfected a computerized, holographic process for making educated guesses as to how those in the past would respond to modern problems. Knowing this works well, these doyens put on a debate where the holographic images are so good, that Paul and Muhammad pull in the live audience completely. This audience is made up of doubters, Christians, and Muslims. The debate between these two giants of history is carefully planned, thought out, and very real. The reader will join that captivated audience. Other books which will interest Christian readers pursuing Muslim evangelism is Brother Andrew¿s Light Force or its youth version Operation Desert Light. ¿ Donna Eggett, Christian Book