Between 1991 and 2007, about 750 Muslims who have decided to follow Christ filled out an extensive questionnaire on that basic question. The respondents -- from 30 countries and 50 ethnic groups--represent every major region of the Muslim world. (Copies of the questionnaire are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.) The participants ranked the relative importance of different influences and whether they occurred before, at the time of, or after their decision to follow Christ. While the survey, prepared at Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Intercultural Studies, does not claim scientific precision, it provides a glimpse into some of the key means the Spirit of God is using to open Muslim hearts to the gospel.Continue reading here. [HT: Real Clear Religion]
Monday, November 12, 2007
Why Muslims Follow Jesus
J. Dudley Woodberry is professor of Islamic studies at the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena.