Judaism, Christianity or Islam: Which is the True Legacy of Abraham? ( 2 of 5 )


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Which is the True Legacy of Abraham - Islam, Judaism or Christianity? Jews, Christians and Muslims agree, Abraham, the friend of God, is an example of pure and unconditional righteousness and faith. The love that Abraham displayed towards God is clearly seen in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only beloved son. Representing the Muslim perspective was Shabir Ally: Shabir Ally has earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis. He is now in his third year of Ph.D studies in Quranic Exegesis at the University of Toronto. Shabir is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called "Let the Quran Speak. Representing the Christian side was Dr. Douglas Jacoby: Dr. Jacoby is a leading teacher, and theologian. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Drew University. He also received a Master theological studies in New Testament History from the Harvard Divinity School and Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in New Jersey. He is the Director of the Athens Institute of Ministry, Atlanta, Gerogia USA. He's been on staff of several churches around the world, both evangelist and teacher. He's spoken and taught in more than 125 cities around the world. Representing the Jewish side was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Rabbi Shmuley is a world famous TV host, scholar, debater and author. He is host of the daily national radio program, "The Rabbi Shmuley Show" on Oprah & Friends, XM Satellite Radio, and host of the award-winning national TV show, Shalom in the Home on TLC. He is also the international best-selling author of 20 books, including his most recent work, "The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him". His recent works, "Parenting With Fire" and "Ten Conversations You Need to Have With Your Children" were both launched on Oprah's TV show. The Topic of Debate: Judaism, Christianity or Islam: Which is the True Legacy of Abraham? Shabir Ally (www.ShabirAlly.com) vs. Dr. Douglas Jacoby (www.douglasjacoby.com) vs. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (www.Shmuley.com) (the Hammerschmidt Chapel at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, USA 7th June 2008) For further information on upcoming or previous debates click here http://shabirally.com/debates.asp ;