Religious tensions between Islam, Christianity and Judaism are some of the most complex, consequential and ominous challenges in today’s global community. Mustafa Akyol, a prominent Turkish journalist and Muslim intellectual, offers an unexpected possibility for building bridges between the three Abrahamic faiths: the Islamic Jesus—that is Jesus as he shows up in the Qur’an. We heard about and discussed the “provocative,” “timely and important” insights from Akyol’s new book The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.
Mustafa Akyol is a prominent Turkish journalist, who writes and speaks on Islam, secularism in the West, Islamic reform, and the person and teachings of Jesus outside of the Christian religion. He is based at Wellesley College as a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Freedom Project. Apart from his TED Talk and other work, Mr. Akyol is regularly published in The New York Times. His latest book, The Islamic Jesus, came out in 2017, and has been selling well within the subcategories of history, religion and Islam.
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