Professor David Thomas, Birmingham University, delivered a lecture at the Markfield Institute on Thursday, 22 November 2018 on “Christians and Muslims: Perceptions of the Other”. His talk focused on the first 400 years after Prophet Muhammad (phuh). He highlighted that the Christians debated on the personality of Prophets Muhammad, argued whether he could be considered a prophet; the authenticity of the Quran and its moral teachings. The Muslims focused on criticising the trinity and the crucifixion story.
Professor David Thomas is a Professor of Christian-Muslim Relations and Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter-Religious Relations, at the University of Birmingham. He specialises in the history of religious thought in Islam, particularly in the medieval period, and in encounters between Christians and Muslims.