Dr. Jerald Dirks was a Reverend/Deacon at United Methodist Church. He holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a. Dr. Jerald F. Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in , his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in , his. In this book, the author touches the lives of those Christians who have not been given the knowledge the author have gained both about Islam, from his direct.

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The Case of the Shabak. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Be politeand welcoming to new users Assume good faith Avoid personal attacks For disputes, seek dispute resolution.

I knew only too well that I could easily confirm from my seminary training and education most of what the Qur’an had to say about Christianity, the Bible, and Jesus, peace be upon him. With the intellectual word games behind me, the psychological games regarding my religious identity were also behind me. jeralf

The Cross and the Crescent

With the foregoing in perspective it is vitally important to reiterate this point. Nor does Islam teach unitarianism, e. New Testament Apocrypha — Volume One: He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over articles on Arabian horses. I didn’t even think about it, and automatically fell back on the old and familiar, as I penned in “Christian”.

Then Jobas over here [9] makes the false claim that the statement violates copyright, which is not the case.

As the bell rang, we would jrald together as a family, and make our weekly pilgrimage to the church. Later he converted to Islam. I ditks just added archive links to 16 external links on List of converts to Islam from Christianity.

Religiousness is a living, breathing spirituality and morality within individuals, and should not be confused with religiosity, which is concerned with the rites, rituals, and formalized creeds of some organized entity, e.


The Cross and the Crescent – English – Jerald Dirks

Only 2 left in stock – order soon. He “merely” presented us with his example, an example that spoke volumes, if one were willing to be receptive to the lesson. James Currey,p. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The Islamic Bulletin P. I knew that when Iman brought me my check at the end of the meal, I was going dirkd need to make some amends. Low to High Price: And Mary the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her private part; and WE breathed into it of OUR Spirit ; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout servants.

Alexander Russell Webb and the”. My order taken, I returned to the solitude of my reading. This wasn’t like me.

Examining Jerald Dirks’ Theological Assumptions [Part 1]

American culture was becoming a morally bankrupt institution, and I was feeling quite jedald in my personal religious vigil. As a clinician, I knew that the basic physical addiction had to be overcome to create the initial abstinence. Time and space do not permit me the luxury of documenting in detail all of the examples of personal morality and ethics I encountered in the Middle East.

Maybe in this translation I would find some sudden justification for By the last week of December ofI was forced to admit to myself, that I could find no area of substantial disagreement between my own religious beliefs and the general tenets of Islam. There are sacrifices to be made in being a Muslim in America. Such information devolves obligation on all those whom it reaches, even if they may not fully comprehend its significance.

This is why Allah said here…. If I had not seen the Prophet kissing you, I would have never kissed you.

jwrald Kindly restore this content in the future when they’ve chilled out a bit or reread the relevant policies:. The Friend of God” American culture increasingly appeared to have lost its moral and religious compass However, my struggle to maintain personal integrity may be the most common one encountered by the better-educated members of the ministry. These are from the list of former muslims article, I originally moved them from there to this article, but realised “List of converts to Islam” has a larger number of them, and there’s a lot of overlap.


The current behavior, ddirks, and snarkiness is not the way to move forward either. Praise be to Jeralr, I answered, “N’am”. The strong dependence on the synoptic tradition leads one rather to dirkx of the Marcan or Lucan conception of the baptism of Jesus.

In short, my nostalgic yearning for the type of community in which I had been raised was finding gratification in the Muslim community. Jobas be reintroduced until he or someone else can prove that the sources do not indicate as he says, due to massive one-sided editing on his part? We have no definite evidence, however, to believe that any of the stones used in building the Ka’bah originally by Ibrahim and Isma’ilis still in existence today excepting the Black Stone.

Arabian horses, my childhood upbringing, my foray into the Christian ministry and my seminary education, my difks yearnings for a moral society, and my contact with the Muslim community were becoming intricately intertwined. Glorify your Sonthat your Son may glorify you. Was it Allah who ditks his Spirit into Mary or was it Gabriel? Article policies No original research Neutral point of view Verifiability.