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    The Christian & Muslim Approach to the New Testament ( Rebuttals - 3 of 4 )


    by ChristianDialogue

    Is the Bible truly God's Word? Has the Bible changed and altered over time? Is the Bible full of contradictions and discrepancies? Was the bible corrupted as Muslims claim? Representing the Muslim perspective was attorney Yusuf Ismail; Mr Ismail is presently full-time in the legal profession and is additionally affiliated to the IPCI where he engages in primarily inter-faith discussions and debates with individuals from varying persuasions and religious and political backgrounds. He earned a Bcom law law degree from University of Durban in Westville and a bachelors of law from University Natal He is a part time lecturer in law at Unisa SBL He is heading the interfaith department of the islamic propagation center international on a part time basis. He is primarily involved in discussions focusing on the relevancy of Christianity and Islam in the modern world, discussions on Christian Muslim relations in postmodern society and the challenges of secularism in the 21st century. Mr. Ismail has engaged in regular debates on theological issues with a number of leading christian figures in South Africa such as Dr. Seecombe, Pastor Glenn Schentke and Pastor Bob Benjamin Last year he was instrumental in setting up and coordinating a series of debates between Shabir Ally from Toronto and leading christian apologist from South Africa John Gilchrist. Representing the Christian side was Rev. Prof. David Seccombe, Rev David is Principal of George Whitfield College, South Africa He holds BSc Hons from the University of New England, LTh Hons from Moore College & Australian College of Theology), BD Hons from London University), Diploma of Religious Education from Melbourne College of Divinity) and PhD from Cambridge University). His PhD dissertation is published as Possessions and the Poor in Luke-Acts (Linz: SNTU, 1982). Other books include Dust to Destiny: Reading Romans Today (Sydney: Aquila, 1996), The King of God's Kingdom: A Solution to the Puzzle of Jesus (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002). Formerly Rector of St Matthew's Anglican Church in Shenton Park, Western Australia (1979 - 1992), He was appointed Principal of GWC in 1993. He is an Affiliate Professor of New Testament at North-West University. David is married to Lorraine and they have a son and three daughters. The Topic of Debate: The Christian & Muslim Approach to the New Testament Attorney Yusuf Ismail ( vs. Prof. David Secombe ( ( Sea Point Civic centre, Cape Town, South Africa 11th December 2009 )