Would you like to learn more about Islam? How about taking a seminary level class on Islam? I recently found out about a free online course taught by Dr. Timothy Tennent—formerly of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and now President of Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Tennent is the author of several books, including a book on inter-religious dialogue entitled, Christianity at the Religious Roundtable.
Here is the course description:
This course is an introduction to the religion of Islam. There are 24 separate lectures totaling approximately 16 hours. These lectures were given at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory study of the structure, beliefs and practices of Islam. Special emphasis will be placed on a study of the theology of the Koran. The student will read and study the entire Koran along with important selections from the Hadith, Shari`a material and Sufi writings. The actual historical manifestations of contemporary Islam will be explored with a special emphasis on Islam in the African context. Throughout the course there will be a concern to demonstrate how Islamic thought is different from Christian thought and how the gospel can be most effectively communicated to members of the Islamic faith, the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world today.
Here is the link: http://www.biblicaltraining.org/introduction-islam/timothy-tennent