Dr. Ali Ataie is by many accounts, the most knowledgeable Muslim alive today on the subject of Christianity. He is grounded in both the Islamic sciences and has also earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California where he did his thesis on an esoteric interpretation of the Gospel of John in the New Testament; an interpretation that seeks to reconcile the Islamic understanding of monotheism with the Gospel that has the highest Christology. His knowledge of Arabic, Greek and Hebrew allows him to have a rare insight when it comes to Comparative Religions.
I had a chance to discuss his ideas on the Gospel of John along with other subjects related to Christianity with Dr. Ataie on this episode. We covered the Apostle Paul, differences in the Early Church, and the concept of the Messiah. Dr. Ali Ataie also clarifies his personal position on the Gospels and tells us about a future project he's got in the works.
His bio can be viewed at: https://zaytuna.edu/academics/faculty/ali-ataie
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