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Study MENA Islam with Martin Accad and Daniel W. Brown this October 2018!

Ramadan lamp and dates on a wooden tray

Join us October 2018 for the MENA Islam Module of IMES’ Master of Religion in MENA Studies program!

Co-taught by IMES Director Martin Accad and Daniel W. Brown, Director of the Institute for the Study of Religion in the Middle East and author of A New Introduction to Islam, MENA Islam seeks to develop within students a coherent knowledge of the rise of Islam and its development up to the present time, the ability to read Islamic texts with greater sympathy and critical awareness, an appreciation for the wide diversity of Muslims, and a comprehension of the various Muslim responses to modernity. This course also explores the diversity of responses by Christians to Islam and Muslims and the ways Christian thinkers have understood Christian witness in Middle Eastern and North African contexts. In addition, students explore practical approaches to Christian-Muslim dialogue as well as peacebuilding and strategies for conflict transformation.

Administered online with a two-week residency (7 – 18 January 2019) on the ABTS campus in Lebanon, this Module is part of an accredited postgraduate Master’s program, focused on providing a strong theoretical understanding of the region and the issues that it faces. It is combined with an emphasis on developing applied skills needed to work in the region and among MENA communities worldwide. It is based upon a solidly theological and Biblical framework in that each module weaves scripture and theology into its theory and practice.

ABTS is currently accepting applications for both enrollment in the MRel program and auditing for this particular module. For additional information, or to apply, please visit:

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