Allah : a christian response / Miroslav Volf.

By: Volf, MiroslavMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York : HarperOne, 2012Edition: 1st paperback edDescription: 326 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0061927082; 9780061927089Subject(s): God (Islam) | God (Christianity) | Islam -- Relations -- Christianity | Christianity and other religions -- IslamDDC classification: 261.27VOL LOC classification: BP166.2 | .V65 2012Other classification: REL000000 Online resources: Recommended on the Living Library website (click to connect)
Contents:
pt. I. Disputes, present and past -- The Pope and the prince : God, the great chasm, and the building of bridges -- A Catholic cardinal and the One God of All -- A Protestant reformer and the God of the Turks -- pt. II. Two gods or one? -- How do we decide? -- A common God and the matter of beliefs -- A common God and the matter of practices -- pt. III. Critical themes : the Trinity and love -- The One God and the Holy Trinity -- God's mercy -- Eternal and unconditional love -- pt. IV. Living under the same roof -- The same God, the same religion? -- Prejudices, proselytism, and partnership -- Two faiths, common God, single government -- The fear of God and the common good -- Reality check : combating extremism.
Summary: "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"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index.

pt. I. Disputes, present and past -- The Pope and the prince : God, the great chasm, and the building of bridges -- A Catholic cardinal and the One God of All -- A Protestant reformer and the God of the Turks -- pt. II. Two gods or one? -- How do we decide? -- A common God and the matter of beliefs -- A common God and the matter of practices -- pt. III. Critical themes : the Trinity and love -- The One God and the Holy Trinity -- God's mercy -- Eternal and unconditional love -- pt. IV. Living under the same roof -- The same God, the same religion? -- Prejudices, proselytism, and partnership -- Two faiths, common God, single government -- The fear of God and the common good -- Reality check : combating extremism.

"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"--Provided by publisher.

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