Prof. Rev. Harry Gaylord Dorman Jr. (1906-1991)

An American Christian missionary and orientalist

“In the defense of Islam the Qur’an’s position is primary. It is the literal revelation of God, dictated to Muhammad by Gabriel, perfect in every letter. It is an ever-present miracle witnessing to itself and to Muhammad, the Prophet of God. Its miraculous quality resides partly in its style so perfect and lofty that neither men nor jinn could produce a single chapter to compare with its briefest chapter, and partly in its content of teaching, prophecies about the future, and amazingly accurate information such as the illiterate Muhammad could never have gathered of his own accord.”

Towards Understanding Islam – Contemporary Apologetics of Islam and Missionary Policy, Harry Gaylord Dorman, pg. 111; Bureau of Publications, Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York, 1948