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The Future of Interfaith Dialogue
Muslim-Christian Encounters through A Common Word

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Tim Winter, Jonathan Kearney, Michael Louis Fitzgerald, Rowan Williams, Ingrid Mattson, Reuven Firestone, Sarah Snyder, Peter Admirand, Asma Afsaruddin, Daniel A. Madigan, Pim Valkenberg, Clare Amos, Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, Mustafa Abu Sway, Matthias Böhm, Amir Dastmalchian, Marianne Farina, Yazid Said
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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107134348

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  • A Common Word Between Us and You (ACW) is an open letter, dated 13 October 2007, from leaders of the Islamic religion to those of the Christian religion. It calls for peace between Muslims and Christians and seeks common ground and understanding between both religions. This volume examines the document from a number of perspectives. Exploring the events that led to ACW, it provides an overview of responses to the document and its use of scripture. It also relates the reception of ACW to several specific and contrasting contexts, and recommends new avenues for ACW-inspired discussion. Advancing debate and dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians, this volume promotes a distinctive methodology for inter-religious studies, and serves as an invaluable resource for students and scholars of theology and religious studies.

    • Provides new insights into the inception and background of A Common Word focused on Scripture and intra-Muslim dialogue
    • Links religious discussion to political and community life
    • Provides a comprehensive review of responses to A Common Word among Christians
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    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107134348
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Inception of A Common Word:
    1. The inception of a common word Tim Winter
    2. From intra-religious to interreligious dialogue: the Amman message as a precursor and companion to the a common word initiative Jonathan Kearney
    3. A common word leading to uncommon dialogue Michael Louis Fitzgerald
    Part II. Responses to A Common Word:
    4. A common word for the common good Rowan Williams
    5. The world in which we respond to God's word Ingrid Mattson
    6. Love of neighbour in the face of religious trauma Reuven Firestone
    7. An overview of Christian responses to a common word Sarah Snyder
    8. Seeking humility and self-critique: a Christological analysis of a common word Peter Admirand
    Part III. The Scriptures and A Common Word (A Critical Reading of the Use of Scriptures in the ACW Document):
    9. The protocol of interfaith dialogue: Qur'anic imperatives in a globalizing world Asma Afsaruddin
    10. Our next word in common: Mea Culpa? Daniel A. Madigan
    11. A common word or a word of justice? Two Qur'anic approaches to Christian-Muslim dialogue Pim Valkenberg
    12. The use of Christian scripture in a common word Clare Amos
    Part IV. Reception of A Common Word:
    13. A common word as potentially reflected in different languages Rusmir Mahmutćehajić
    14. 'Love thy neighbour': a moral imperative? Mustafa Abu Sway
    15. 'An unknown word': reflections on the reception of a common word in Germany Matthias Böhm
    16. Taking inspiration from a common word for a musical dialogue Amir Dastmalchian
    Part V. A Common Word and the Future:
    17. A common word as contextual theology Marianne Farina
    18. A common word and Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī's love of God Yazid Said
    19. Epilogue Yazid Said.

  • Editors

    Yazid Said, Liverpool Hope University
    Yazid Said is Lecturer in Islam at Liverpool Hope University and an Anglican priest. A scholar of medieval Muslim political and legal thought, he is the author of Ghazali's Politics in Context (2013).

    Lejla Demiri, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Lejla Demiri is Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. Her research explores Muslim-Christian theological encounters. She is the author of Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo: Najm al-Din al Tufi's Commentary on the Christian Scriptures (2013).


    Tim Winter, Jonathan Kearney, Michael Louis Fitzgerald, Rowan Williams, Ingrid Mattson, Reuven Firestone, Sarah Snyder, Peter Admirand, Asma Afsaruddin, Daniel A. Madigan, Pim Valkenberg, Clare Amos, Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, Mustafa Abu Sway, Matthias Böhm, Amir Dastmalchian, Marianne Farina, Yazid Said

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