Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Online course: Jan. 8 – May 3, 2019

Why it is important to take this course:

As Christians live side by side with Muslims in today’s global world, it has become imperative for Christians to wrestle seriously with the Islamic tradition in order to support and participate with both Muslim and Christian communities in their struggles with the meaning and import of Islam.

Course description

This course examines foundational Islamic narratives and texts — including the Qur’an and the Prophetic Tradition — and how Muslims have interpreted these in law, doctrine, and spirituality through the centuries. Gender issues, the history of Muslim-Christian relations, and the emergence of contemporary Muslim movements will shape discussions in the course along with case studies drawn from different parts of the world. This will inform discussion of a way forward in Christian witness and service among Muslims.  

Course information

This is a three-credit-hour course.

At AMBS, students may take up to two courses for credit without having been admitted to one of our degree or certificate programs, with a limit of one course per term. If you’re a nonadmitted student, your first AMBS course for credit is 50 percent off regular tuition rates.

See Tuition and fees.

Registration deadline

Tuition is due Jan. 2.

If you wish to take this course for credit and are not an admitted student at AMBS or not enrolled at another seminary, college or university, register below.

Jacqueline Hoover, instructor

About the instructor

Jacqueline Hoover is a Teaching Affiliate in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. She has also taught in Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sudan, Germany, and the U.S., and she lived for almost 20 years in the Arab world. Originally from Switzerland, she is a minister in the Mennonite Church and currently lives in England.

For more information

Contact the Registrar.