This lecture provides a comparative religions approach to the presentation of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels and the Islamic Koran. We note the similarities and the differences in the presentations, with special attention paid to the role of Mary in the Koran. Our main texts are Islam’s Jesus by Zeki Saritoprak and Christianity and the World Religions by Hans Kung. This lecture is offered to further interfaith understanding.

Reverend Dr. Frank Yates is parish associate at First Presbyterian Church. He also teaches New Testament in the religious studies program at UNM, and philosophy and ethics at Lewis University, as well as at St. Norbert University in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and UT Austin and has graduate degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.