In the Islamic world, evangelical methodology has allowed a contextualization and indigenized approach that treats Islam as a Christian heresy, with more Christian truth than error present. In an approach reminiscent of the late patristic theologian John of Damascus, many missional thinkers have developed a theology of and for Islam that represents a high Christology and a consistent soteriology, but one that is ‘within Islam.’ In Muslim countries while ‘conversion’ is prohibited, the Bible is not, allowing Christians to seek a Christian Islamic theology for local church life, evangelism and worship in Jesus’ name.
Richardson, KA. 2008. “Evangelical Theology” in The Global Dictionary of Theology, p 296.