Vatican Engagements: A Muslim Theologian's Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue by Aref Ali NayedVatican Engagements: A Muslim Theologian's Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue by Aref Ali Nayed

Vatican Engagements: A Muslim Theologian's Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

byAref Ali NayedForeword bySohail Nakhooda

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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This volume brings together the writings of one of the Muslim world’s leading theologians, Aref Ali Nayed, and traces his engagement and dialogue with the Catholic Church and with Catholic scholarship. Nayed studied, taught and lived in Rome, and for the last two decades, has been one of the most articulate of Muslim interlocutors with the Catholic tradition and on contemporary dialogue and debates.

This volume includes the famous critique of Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg lecture and the subsequent debate, engagement and co-theologizing with Catholic scholars on a range of theological and inter-faith issues. Nayed’s writings are characterised by a deep respect and rootedness in the Islamic scholarly tradition with a sophisticated openness to the world and its intellectual currents. The foreword is by Sohail Nakhooda, executive director of Kalam Research and Media

Aref Ali Nayed is Founder and Chairman of Kalam Research & Media (KRM). He has lectured on Islamic Theology, Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya, and was former Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome); the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civi...
Title:Vatican Engagements: A Muslim Theologian's Journey in Muslim-Catholic DialogueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.67 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Kalam Research & MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9948446747

ISBN - 13:9789948446743


Table of Contents

(Part one: the Regensburg lecture)1. Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections by Pope Benedict 2. A Muslim's Commentary on Benedict XVI's "Faith, Reasonand the University: Memories and Reflections" by Aref Ali Nayed(Part two: the Martinetti debate)3. Unbridled Will or Logos? The God of Islam and theChristian Godby Alessandro Martinetti4. Our God and Your God is Oneby Aref Ali Nayed5. God Does Not Violate the First and Universal Principlesof Beingby Alessandro Martinetti(Part three: debate with Michael Cuypers on sacred interpretation)6. Tradition as Seen by the Muslim Faith, Yesterdayand Todayby Michael Cuypers7. On Muslim and Catholic Approaches to SacredHermeneuticsby Aref Ali Nayed(Part four: the Bradley lecture)8. Compassion and Understanding in Islam(Part five: the Yale lecture)9. The Same God?(Part six: Cardinal Tauran and the Eid message)10. Christians and Muslims: Called to Promote a Culture of Peaceby Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran11. A Muslim's Message of Thanks for the Vatican's"Message for the End of Ramadan"by Aref Ali Nayed(Part seven: the Magdi Allam controversy)12. "Benedict XVI Tells Us That We Must Conquer Fear"by Magdi Cristiano Allam13. Comments on the Papal Baptism of Magdi Allamby Aref Ali Nayed14. "Our Ailing World Did Not Need Another Provocation"Interview with El País15. "May We Be Permitted to Express in Turn Our Own Displeasure"by Federico Lombardi(Part eight: a Common Word Initiative)16. The Promise of "A Common Word"17. Frequently Asked Questions About the "Common WordInitiative"18. Rome Press Conference19. Interview on the "Common World" Initiative20. From Security to Compassion21. Caring for the Young(Part nine: Theological essays and lecture)22. Ayatology and Rahmatology: Islam and the Environment23. Attacking the Essence: On Why Muslims are so Hurt bythe Danish Jyllands-Posten Outrage24. The Usurpation of God's Greatness25. Ibrahim and Islam26. Dialogical Engagement as Vigilant Remembrance (Dhikr)27. Doubt and Certitude28. The Muslim's Way to Allah29. Reading Scripture Together: Toward a Sacred Hermeneutics of Togetherness