Purpose of this Couse...

Equip the Christian to effectively engage in evangelism with Muslims through a deeper understanding of the Islamic Worldview.

Muslims often raise polemical questions about the Bible, the nature of Jesus, and the origins and development of Christianity. This course discusses a response to those critical questions while assessing the origins and early development of Islam. The research has been peer-reviewed, and covers modern critical scholarship on the Biography of Muhammad, the six genres of Islamic historical tradition, as well as source and textual criticism of the Qur’an.

Subjects Covered In This Course

The course will assist students in becoming equipped with responses to critical questions (philosophical and theological issues) raised by Muslims that attempt to undermine the foundations of the Christian faith and prove it to be self-contradictory, flawed, or false (This is a defense). Secondly, this class will provide the students with information on Islam and an introduction to polemics that undermine ones confidence in trusting the Islamic historical origins, philosophy or doctrines as true (This is the “offense”).

  • Islamic worldview

  • The Life and supposed-Prophethood of Muhammad

  • The miraculous nature of the Qur’an

  • Textual criticism of the Qur’an

  • Shariah Law

  • The nature of Jesus

  • The origins and development of Christianity

  • Practical Guidelines to being involved in the Great Commission

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Orientation

  • 2

    Chapter 1

  • 3

    Chapter 2

  • 4

    Chapter 3

  • 5

    Chapter 4

  • 6

    Chapter 5

    • Muhammad's Prophethood and Moral Character Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading: "The Politico-Religious Catalyst to the Early Islamic Conquests by Chester J. DeLagneau

    • Read: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 161-219)

  • 7

    Chapter 6

    • Historical Critique of the Sources for the Life of Mohammad Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Comment on your how your prayer initiative is going

    • Read Part 3 (pages 127-184): Putting Jesus in His Place

  • 8

    Chapter 7

    • Shariah Law and Society Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book: Review the Hadith Index

    • Read/Index: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 219-280)

    • Read: Chapter 2 - Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an

  • 9

    Chapter 8

    • Qu’ran Critique Part 1 Revelation and Compilation Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading: The Qur'an - A Christian Apologetic " by Dr. Jay Smith

    • Read/Index: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 280-370)

  • 10

    Chapter 9

    • Qu’ran Critique Part 2 Content Stories Prophets Enemies Rituals Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Comment on your how your prayer initiative is going

    • Read Part 4 (pages 185-234): Putting Jesus in His Place

    • Read/Index: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 370-450)

  • 11

    Chapter 10

    • Qu’ran Critique 3 Miraculous Nature Eloquence Literary Qualities Arabic Universal Application Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading: "A Historical Comparison Between the Bible and the Qur'an" by Dr. Jay Smith

    • Read/Index: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 450-566)

  • 12

    Chapter 11

    • Textual Criticism of the Qu’ran Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Read: What Is the Koran by Toby Lester [Post a RISE Comment]

    • Comment on your how your prayer initiative is going

    • Read/Index: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 566-617)

  • 13

    Chapter 12

    • ‘Isa in Islam or Jesus in Christianity Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Read Excerpt of Jesus and the God of Israel - God Crucified by Richard Bauckham

    • Christology: the Central Battle Between Christians and Muslims (Lecture)

    • Read: Richard Bauckham on Pauline Christology [Post a Rise Comment]

    • Read Part 5 (pages 235-288): Putting Jesus in His Place

    • Read: Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (Pages 617-691)

  • 14

    Chapter 13

    • A Guide to Finishing the Great Commission Video (Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading: "Dare We Confront" by Dr. Jay Smith

  • 15

    Further Christology Study

    • Mohammed Hijab vs. David Wood - Tawheed vs. Trinity (Lecture)

    • Christology: Jesus' Divine Identity by Stephen Venable (Lecture)

    • Bart Ehrman vs. Michael Bird - How Jesus Became God Debate. [Post a RISE Comment]

    • Two powers in Heaven - Michael Heiser Lecture [Post a RISE Comment]

    • Christology Test

  • 16

    Evangelism Reports

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

    • Evangelism Report #4

    • Evangelism Report #5

  • 17

    Final Chapter

    • Assignment: Turn in your Prayer Initiative Assignment Report

    • Assignment: Turn in your Evangelism Tract

    • Assignment: Turn in your Life of Muhammad Evangelism Index

    • Assignment: Turn in a Polemics Paper

    • Assigned Reading Assessment

    • Did you make a commitment in the Wise Global phone app?

    • Final Exam

    • Do you believe in this program?

    • Please Rate This Course

Instructor

Founder and Chief Professor of MMWU

Dr. Joshua Lingel

Professor of Course #1 - Islam's Issues, Agendas and the Great Commission Professor of Course #2 - Christian Apologetics to Islam Dr. JOSHUA LINGEL is the President and visionary leader of i2 Ministries. Currently, he is responsible for leading training in Muslim Ministry and Islamic Studies for a network of over 20,000 churches in Asia, Africa and South America. The goal of i2 is to provide each church and Christian the accessibility to all the training they need to finish the Great Commission among Muslims from voices of global Christianity.Joshua Lingel was called into Muslim Ministry at age 18 when God spoke to him to study everything he could about Islam and since then train up the global church to target the Muslims in one generation. He has been involved in Muslim Evangelism since 1991. Lingel attended six universities in Islamic Studies, including University of Washington, University of London, Harvard and Talbot School of Theology, in Muslim Ministry and Christian Theology, teaching at Biola University & Talbot School of Theology undergrad & graduate students in Christian Apologetics to Islam since 1999.From 2003-2009 Joshua Lingel was co-founder and director of strategic projects with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), He is married to Jussara Robert Lingel and together they lead i2 Ministries.

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