A Common Word: Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor

A Common Word: Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor

by Miroslav Volf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802863809

ISBN-13: 9780802863805

Pub. Date: 12/30/2009

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


In late 2007 Muslim leaders from around the world together issued in the pages of The New York Times an open letter to Christian leaders inviting cooperation as a step toward peace. That letter, “A Common Word between Us and You,” acknowledged real differences between the two faiths but nonetheless contended that “righteousness and good…  See more details below

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In late 2007 Muslim leaders from around the world together issued in the pages of The New York Times an open letter to Christian leaders inviting cooperation as a step toward peace. That letter, “A Common Word between Us and You,” acknowledged real differences between the two faiths but nonetheless contended that “righteousness and good works” should be the only areas in which they compete. The 138 signatories included over a dozen grand muftis, an ayatollah, and a Jordanian prince, and the document was widely considered a groundbreaking step toward reconciliation between Islam and Christianity — two major religions with a great deal in common. / That original letter and a collaborative Christian response — “Loving God and Neighbor Together” — both appear in this remarkable volume. Building on those original momentous documents, A Common Word further includes subsequent commentary and dialogue between Muslim and Christian scholars addressing critical and frequently asked questions. All in all, this eventful book encapsulates a brave and encouraging move toward harmony and accord between two world religions so often seen to be at odds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802863805
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, by Tony Blair....................ix
Preface....................xii
On "A Common Word Between Us and You" H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan....................3
A Common Word for a Common Future Miroslav Volf....................18
A Common Word Between Us and You....................28
Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to "A Common Word Between Us and You" with added commentary by Miroslav Volf, Joseph Cumming, and Melissa Yarrington....................51
Loving God and Loving Neighbor Habib Ali al-Jifri....................79
God, "The Loving" Reza Shah-Kazemi....................88
The Word of God: The Bridge between Him, You, and Us Seyyed Hossein Nasr....................110
The Concept of Loving Neighbor in the Qur}an and Hadith His Excellency Judge Bola Abdul Jabbar Ajibola....................118
God Is Love: Biblical and Theological Reflections on a Foundational Christian Claim Miroslav Volf....................125
Understanding the Meaning of Love: Eternal or Temporal? Self-Giving or Gift-Giving? Joseph L. Cumming....................143
Transforming Love David Burrell, C.S.C....................153
Loving Neighbor in Word and Deed: What Jesus Meant David Burrell, C.S.C....................157
Love and Speech: With Remarks on Seduction and Sorcery Harvey Cox....................162
Frequently Asked Questions That Muslims Have Been Asked about "A Common Word" Ghazi bin Muhammad and Aref Nayed....................171
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Yale Response to "A Common Word Between Us and You" Andrew Saperstein, Rick Love, and Joseph Cumming....................178
Common Word, Dialogue, and the Future of the World Senator John F. Kerry....................193
Appendix 1: The Addressees and Signatories of "A Common Word Between Us and You"....................201
Appendix 2: The Signatories of the Yale Response, "Loving God and Neighbor Together"....................214
Contributors....................238

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