God's Creativity and Human Action: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

God's Creativity and Human Action: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

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Overview

This book presents the proceedings of the fourteenth annual Building Bridges seminar, a gathering of scholar-practioners of Islam and Christianity for study of selected texts pertaining to a chosen theme. Part I includes two brilliant essays that set the context for the book: "Human Action within Divine Creation: A Muslim Perspective" by Mohsen Kadivar of Duke University and "On the Possibility of Holy Living: A Christian Perspective" by Lucy Gardner of Oxford. The rest of the book includes paired essays—one from a Muslim perspective, one from a Christian perspective—that introduce scriptural material with commentary to aid readers in conducting dialogical study. Contributors include Richard Bauckham of St. Andrews, Sohaira Azhir Siddiqui of Georgetown, Brandon Gallagher of Exeter, Maria Massai Dakake of George Mason, Velli-Matti Kärkkäinen of Fuller Theological Seminary, and Feras Q. Hamza of the University of Wollongong in Dubai, among others. In her conclusion, coeditor Lucinda Marshall digests the illuminating small-group conversations that lie at the heart of the Building Bridges initiative.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626164857
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 09/14/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lucinda Mosher, assistant academic director, Building Bridges Seminar, is Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies at Hartford Seminary.

David Marshall, academic director, Building Bridges Seminar, is Affiliate Research Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: OVERVIEWSHuman Action within Divine Creation: A Muslim PerspectiveMohsen KadivarOn the Possibility of Holy Living: A Christian PerspectiveLucy Gardner

PART II: GOD’S CREATION AND ITS GOALGod’s Creation and Its Goal: A Muslim Perspective Sohaira Zahid SiddiquiGod’s Creation and Its Goal: A Christian PerspectiveRichard BauckhamScripture Dialogue 1: God’s Creation and Its GoalPassages from the QurʾānPassages from the Bible

PART III: THE DIGNITY AND TASK OF HUMANKIND WITHIN GOD’S CREATIONCreativity, Covenant, and ChristBrandon GallaherTo Be Khalīfah: The Human Vocation in Relation to Nature and Community Maria Massi DakakeScripture Dialogue 2: The Dignity and Task of Humankind within God’s Creation Passages from the BiblePassages from the Qurʾān

PART IV: HUMAN ACTION WITHIN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GODHuman Freedom and Divine Sovereignty: Muslim PerspectivesFeras Q. HamzaHuman Action within the Sovereignty of God: Christian Perspectives Veli-Matti KärkkäinenScripture Dialogue 3: Human Action within the Sovereignty of GodPassages from the QurʾānPassages from the Bible

PART V: REFLECTIONDiscussion in Doha: Listening in on the Building Bridges ProcessLucinda MosherIndexAbout the Editors

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Rev. Alexander S. Jensen

A very important contribution to the theological debate of divine and human agency and to Christian-Muslim dialogue. I recommend it highly.

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