Divine Perfection: Sin and Salvation in Christianity and Islam
Divine Perfection opens up a new paradigm in understanding the errors of Christian theology and the Qur’anic outlook towards such errors. It examines the divine perfection of God as a foundation to understand hamartiology (the concept of sin) and soteriology (the concept of salvation). Understanding these concepts does much to explain Christian digression from monotheism and in turn reflect the maximal perfection of Allah in dealing with His creation. The course takes attendees through Christian atonement theories and the way Jesus came to be seen as a salvific figure.
The course reveals and answers arguments made by Christian apologists for two millennia, examining closely the way Qur’anic verses have been mistranslated and misinterpreted. The course reveals how such verses, once properly considered, serve as the greatest proof against detractors.
‘The Adamic conundrum’ is a focal point of discussion in the course and reflects a new approach to dialogue with Christians, one that both explains the Christian error as well as highlights the divine mercy and love of Allah.
Dr. Osman Latiff
Dr. Uthman Lateef is Senior Researcher and Instructor at Sapience Institute. He has a BA in History, an MA in Crusader Studies, and has completed a PhD in the 'Place of Fada'il al-Quds (Merits of Jerusalem) and Religious Poetry in the Muslim effort to recapture Jerusalem in the Crusades'. His book on the crusades, ‘The Cutting Edge of the Poet’s Sword: Muslim Poetic Responses to the Crusades’ was published by Brill in 2018. He has also written and continues to write academic articles and book chapters in the field of history.