A study from experience
Sam Schlorff served as AWM missiologist from 1978 to 1995. His book, Missiological Models in Ministry to Muslims is a valuable addition to the debate surrounding models of contextualisation and how the Qur’an may be used in evangelism to Muslims. Schlorff considers the work to be:
‘a historical and theological study of the theology of mission that has motivated Protestant evangelical ministry to Muslims over the past two centuries.’
This well-researched and reasonably academic book opens with a historical overview of Protestant missionary approaches to using the Qur’an, beginning with the early 19th Century. This is a useful summary which shows the background to the debate, with critical evaluations of the pros and cons of each approach. Schlorff’s critique feels fair and well thought out, whilst being unapologetically Evangelical and with Scripture as a crucial yardstick.