Thursday I debated the Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in New Hampshire. It was an illuminating exchange in a great many ways.
Kreeft says this on his website about his book Between Allah and Jesus: “But I think many conservative Christians, both Catholics and Protestants, will also dislike it because it seems too ‘liberal,’ too optimistic, too naÃ¯ve. After all, Muhammad was a false prophet and Islam is a heresy that spread by force and fear. Islam is to religion what Nazism is to politics. That is the thesis of many Christian writers on Islam today (e.g. Robert Spencer). What are they missing? How can I justify my more positive ‘take’ on Islam?”
You can see him try to justify it, and my responses, in this debate.