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How could someone who’s illiterate construct an amazing and powerful work of literature such as the Quran? And what does the answer have to do with religious belief, Western literature, and human history in general?

Tune in for a fascinating discussion exploring these questions and more.

You’ll discover:

  • What formulaic language is, and the tremendous role it’s played in literature, including the construction of the Quran
  • One of the main arguments for validating the Quran
  • The terms “Arab” and “Muslim” are often used interchangeably – should they be?
  • The political events from which hatred between Sunnis and Shiites stems
  • Why studying Islam has made Bannister more confident as a Christian
  • More about Makkah, the holiest city in Islam … is it really where Islam began?

Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, holds a PhD in Islamic studies, and teaches at universities in multiple countries. Having interacted and held lengthy dialogues with Muslims for 20+ years, Bannister shares loads of insight into Islam, philosophy, politics, and more.

Press play to hear the full conversation and visit to learn more.

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