Gentle Answer Conversations
In this series of short videos, Dr. Gordon Nickel highlights some of the most interesting points from his book The Gentle Answer. Each video offers a link to other helpful material, in most cases chapter summaries written by David Esau.
The Qur’an and the early writings of Islam - What do they say about the Bible?
Video 1: Introduction
Invitation to Read and Reason
Download the Introduction Summary:
Video 2: Are there accusations in the Qur'an that the Bible was falsified?
Most of the stories in the earliest commentaries assume an intact text of the Torah.
"The Gentle Answer- Chapters 2-6 summary"
Video 4: Different scriptural approaches to the identity of Jesus.
What is the comparative importance of eyewitness testimony in the Gospel and the Qur'an?
Click here to see a summary of Chapter 10:
"Reliability of the New Testament"
Video 6: What makes the text of the Qur'an so uncertain?
It took almost three centuries to perfect a system able to capture the recitations.
Click here to see a summary of chapter 18:
"Variants in Manuscripts and Readings"
Video 3: The accusation is false.
Is there any evidence of change in the Bible during the 7th Century related to the messenger of Islam?
Click here to see a summary of chapter 11:
"Reliability of the Hebrew Scriptures"
Video 5: Exciting discoveries of early New Testament manuscripts.
What do they tell us about the transmission of the Gospel during the early centuries?
Click here to see a summary of chapter 12:
"The Strength of Many Manuscripts"
Video 7: Do the Birmingham manuscripts prove an early date for the Qur'an?
Carbon-14 dating of the parchment seems to raise more problems than it solves.
To access Dr. Rezvan's article on the possible source of the Birmingham parchments, click HERE