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"Understanding the Muslim Scriptures" Panel Discussion

by Karina Brady, Student Public Relations Writer

Understanding Islam logoThe Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University will host a panel discussion, “Understanding the Muslim Scriptures,” on February 26 at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies.

Dr. Elizabeth Wright, adjunct professor of English, literature and modern languages, and Dr. Matt Bennett, assistant professor of missions and theology, will be the panel members. The event is free and open to the public.

Wright and Bennett will discuss the Quran’s influence on Islamic faith, contemporary Arabic language and Christian ministry. They will hold a time of Q&A following their dialogue.

— Matt Bennett

Bennett hopes the event will inform the public about the Muslim worldview and give them an understanding of similar vocabulary used by Christians and Muslims. He believes there are “implications of shared vocabulary” that affect how Christians approach conversations with people from different religious systems.

“Globalization has made it more likely that a person knows a Muslim than ever before,” said Bennett. “It is an act of neighborly love for us to consider how our Muslim friends and neighbors look at the world as the growth and expansion of Islam makes for an increasingly pervasive worldview.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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