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Allah: A Christian Response

About the Book

From one of the world's foremost Christian theologians - co-teacher, with Tony Blair, of an acclaimed Yale course on faith and globalisation - a timely and provocative argument for a new pluralism between Muslims and Christians, one that examines and reconciles competing understandings of God to build a future without violence. Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Yale University religion scholar, Miroslav Volf - widely known for the famous Yale course he co-teaches with Tony Blair - argues this question is in fact at the root of the 21st century's most sensitive, and critical, geopolitical concerns. 3.6 billion people - the majority of the world's population - profess one of these two faiths. And while it has long been an uneasy coexistence, the post-9/11 world has seen tensions rise as leaders and the faithful on both sides of the divide seek either to see only differences or to unduly emphasise these traditions' similarities. Volf reveals the hidden agendas and meanings behind today's news stories as he thoroughly considers the words of centuries' worth of religious leaders, and parses text straight from the Bible and the Qur'an. ALLAH offers a constructive vision for a new pluralism. The claim that Muslims and Christians worship the same God yet have different understandings of that one God is an expression of just such pluralism. If a "clash of civilizations" is good for fighting each other, this new pluralism is good for building a common future together. Volf is ideally suited to reach a large, motivated audience for this book. He is leading expert about religion and conflict and is the chief spokesperson for The Common Word, the world's leading interfaith dialogue initiative between Christians and Muslims that has been unprecedented in its importance, scope and global traction. An ongoing project, The Common Word has spawned conferences at leading institutions around the world, a documentary film, specialty books, and a robust online community.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061927089
  • ISBN 10: 0061927082
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 19/04/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Humanities / Interfaith relations

Allah: A Christian Response by Miroslav Volf

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