Muslim and Christian Understanding: Theory and Application of A Common Word

Paperback | October 15, 2010

EditorWaleed El-Ansary, David K. Linnan

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This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities representing well over half of the world's population might agree on love of God and love of neighbor as common beliefs.

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This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a mean...

Waleed El-Ansary is a University Professor and the Helal, Hisham and Laila Edris El-Swedey University Chair of Islamic Studies at Xavier University. He is the author of the forthcoming Not by Bread Alone: Lectures of E.F. Schumacher, and his writing has appeared in the Washington Times and scholarly journals. David K. Linnan is an Ass...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.38 × 6.02 × 0.61 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104428

ISBN - 13:9780230104426

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A Common Word Between Us and You: Motives and Applications--HE Shaykh Ali Goma’a * A Common Word Initiative: Theoria and Praxis-- Seyyed Hossein Nasr * The Power of Finding Common Ground: A Common Word and the Invitation to Understanding--The Right Reverend William O. Gregg * PART I: THEORY * THEOLOGY * Islam, Christianity, the Enlightenment: A Common Word and Muslim-Christian Relations--Ibrahim Kalin * Mutual Theological Hospitality – Doing Theology in the Presence of the ‘Other’--Father Daniel Madigan * MYSTICISM * Spirituality and Other Religions: Meditations Upon Some Deeper Dimensions of A Common Word--Caner Dagli * Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Interfaith Dialogue: Mystical Principles, Practical Initiatives--Father John Chryssavgis * METAPHYSICS * What of the Word is Common?--Joseph Lumbard * Disagreeing to Agree: A Christian Response to A Common Word--James Cutsinger * Theological Parallels and Metaphysical Meeting Points: Christ and the Word in Christianity and Islam--Maria Dakake * PART II: APPLICATIONS * ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE * Islamic Environmental Economics and the Three Dimensions of Islam: A Common Word on the Environment as Neighbor--Waleed El-Ansary * Environmentalism as Modern Religion & Climate Change as the Secular Apocalypse: Reassessing the Role of Religion in Environmental Decision-making--Cinnamon Pinon Carlarne * HUMANS RIGHTS AND ETHICS * A Common Word and Human Rights as Minimal Rules--Nicholas Adams * Improving Interfaith Relations with the Common Word Project--Qamar-ul Huda * Pluralism and Ethics as Competing Bases of Human Rights--Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin * DEVELOPMENT * A Common View of Development?--David K. Linnan * An Islamic Perspective on Economic Development--Abbas Mirakhor and Zamir Iqbal * A Common Word, Development, and Human Rights: African and Catholic Perspectives--Joseph M. Isanga

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“A lively and diverse set of essays exploring the theological and moral implications of the Common Word. The emphasis on issues of economics and social justice is particularly to be welcomed.” —Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean, the Cambridge Muslim College