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Building A Better Bridge

Building A Better Bridge

by Michael Ipgrave (Editor)

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Overview

A record of the fourth "Building Bridges" seminar held in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, May 15-18, 2005, an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by the president's office of Georgetown University and the Archbishop's Office of the Church of England. Includes 15 chapters examining three topics: faith and national identity in Christian and Muslim perspective; governance and justice in Christian and Muslim perspective; and caring together for the world we share. This volume presents the texts of the public lectures which addressed each of these topics, together with regional presentations on issues of citizenship, religious believing and belonging, and the relationship between government and religion--both from the immediate situation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and from three context further afield: Britain, Malaysia, and West Africa. Participants included Tariq Ramadan, professor of Islam Studies, University of Freibourg; John Langan, SJ, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown; Frances Young, Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham; and Mona Siddiqui, senior lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Glasgow University.


The first three Building Bridges seminars were published by Church House, the trade publishing arm of the Church of England.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589012219
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The Venerable Dr. Michael Ipgrave is the Archdeacon of Southwark, Church of England.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Muslims, Christians and the Common GoodMichael Ipgrave

1. Believers and Citizens

"In Broken Images": Faith in the Public SphereMaleiha Malik

Christian Faith and National BelongingMichael Nazir-Ali

Faith and National Identity of Catholics in Bosnia-HerzegovinaMato Zovkic

The Identity of Christians in Church and in StateBogdan Lubardič

Faith and National Identity in BritainZaki Badawi and Michael IpgraveNotes

2. Seeking the Common Good

Islamic Views of the CollectiveTariq Ramadan

The Common Good: Catholicism, Pluralism, and Secular SocietyJohn LanganBosnian Muslim Scholars on Governance and JusticeFikret Karcic

Muslim and Christian Perspectives on Different Models of Governance and JusticeVladimir CiricGovernment and Religion in MalaysiaMohammad Hashim Kamali

Different Models of Governance and Justice: A West African Christian PerspectiveJohn Azumah

Notes

3. Caring Together for the World We Share

Christianity, Islam and the Challenge of PovertyRowan Williams

Poverty and the Charism of IshmaelTimothy J. Winter

Speaking to the HeartEllen F. Davis

Āyatology and Rahmatology: Islam and the EnvironmentAref Ali Nayed

Notes

ConclusionBuilding Bridges in Bosnia-HerzegovinaMichael Ipgrave

Index

What People are Saying About This

HE Mustafa Cerić

A valuable piece of education for theologians, intellectuals, and politicians alike. It raises all the right questions about Muslim-Christian relations, and offers some useful and even provocative answers. The analysis in this book is as vital for experts as it is for the general public to know that there is a common way for all of us.

HE Mustafa Ceric

A valuable piece of education for theologians, intellectuals, and politicians alike. It raises all the right questions about Muslim-Christian relations, and offers some useful and even provocative answers. The analysis in this book is as vital for experts as it is for the general public to know that there is a common way for all of us.

John L. Esposito

In a world in which Islamophobia (fed by militant right wing, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim political parties, clergy and neo-cons, as well as religious extremism and anti-Westernism) thrives, Building Bridges continues to be an important multilateral beacon of light. It represents the best of Jesus and Muhammad's spirit and 'inclusive' vision and message.

From the Publisher

"In a world in which Islamophobia (fed by militant right wing, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim political parties, clergy and neo-cons, as well as religious extremism and anti-Westernism) thrives, Building Bridges continues to be an important multilateral beacon of light. It represents the best of Jesus and Muhammad's spirit and 'inclusive' vision and message."—John L. Esposito, professor & founding director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

"A valuable piece of education for theologians, intellectuals, and politicians alike. It raises all the right questions about Muslim-Christian relations, and offers some useful and even provocative answers. The analysis in this book is as vital for experts as it is for the general public to know that there is a common way for all of us."—HE Mustafa Cerić, Grand Mufti of Bosnia

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