A Theology For All event held on 30 November 2013
at St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge


A Christian Response to Islam

Around 80 people came to hear Revd Colin Chapman help us work through some of the complex cultural, social, political and theological issues that make it difficult to develop genuinely Christian attitudes to Muslims and Islam.


Listen to the talks

The different faces of Islam

A brief history of Islam

Theological questions

Understanding political Islam today

(Digression: current situation in Egypt)

Relating to Muslims in the UK


Answers to questions

.. of theology

Three fundamental beliefs of Islam.

Tension between the mercy and justice of God.

Transcendence vs imminence of God.

Inspiration of the Qu’ran.

How do Muslims see the Bible?

Does Islam have an exile theology?

Legalism vs grace.


.. of history

Iran: a special case.

Contradictory promises made by the UK.

Peaceful propagation of Islam.

Slavery in the history of Islam.


.. of society

Violence against Christians.

Are Shiites more likely to be Islamists than Sunnis?

Islamic banking.

Evangelism to Muslim students.

Tensions in UK society.

Revd. Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman was teaching Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon, until retirement began in 2004. Before that he was Principal of Crowther Hall, the Church Mission Society Training College in Selly Oak, Birmingham, and taught at Trinity College, Bristol, after having worked with his family in Egypt and Lebanon as a mission partner with the CMS.

His books include Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenges of Islam (IVP), Whose Promised Land? and Whose Holy City? Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Lion).