Listen: Interview with Seeing Jesus from the East author Abdu Murray and Morning with Fee
Pictured: Ravi Zacharias (left), Lecrae (centre) and Abdu Murray (right) July 2017
Travel and communication over the years have meant our world is growing ever smaller and as West meets East, we are becoming more aware of the cultural assumptions we each bring to our interpretation of the Bible.
In many Western cultures, the person of Jesus is seen primarily through the lens of Western reasoning and linear thought and Western readers often miss the underlying nuances in the text that reflect the Eastern mind-set of the authors of Scripture.
In their newest book, Seeing Jesus from the East, well known authors Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray rediscover some key cultural insights about Jesus that we often miss when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. They offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and can also impact the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners.
For most of his life, co-author Abdu Murray was a proud Muslim and acclaimed lawyer in the US, he is now a scholar and speaker and also the Senior Vice President of RZIM and Fee caught up with him on Mornings With Fee on Salt106.5
Seeing Jesus from the East, invites believers and sceptics, both Eastern and Western, to a fresh encounter with Jesus through the experience and wisdom of these authors.