29 January 2010
Orthodox Christians believe in the Trinity, the teaching that there is one eternal being of God - indivisible, infinite. This one being of God is shared by three co-equal, co-eternal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.
Muslims reject this view, arguing that it results in worshiping someone other than Allah by associating partners with him.
James White and Abdullah al Andalusi will conduct a formal, moderated debate on the doctrine of the Trinity at 7:30pm at Trinity Road Chapel in Wandsworth Common, London. Visit www.trinityroadchapel.org for directions and a map of the church's location.
James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter's Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than seventy-five moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than twenty-seven years, and has two children, Joshua and Summer.
Abdullah al Andalusi, is a former Anglican Christian who embraced Islam at a young age, and has studied Islam in depth since he was 18. Abdullah has had a long experience of working in community activism and Islamic apologetics. His activities include writing extensively on Islamic revivalist thought, and speaking at community centres, universities and colleges. He has also made appearances on various TV programmes talking about theology, political philosophy and socio-political analysis. He is co-founder of the public discussion forum, The Muslim Debate Initiative (thedebateinitiative.com). Abdullah has produced much written work on his specialist subjects, of which some are available via the Web, and can be viewed on the site, IslamicRationalism.com.