This is an excellent post you know. I saw this video of Penn from Penn and Teller…and he asked the same questions. You know, I do tell people.
Further, given the fact that existential misunderstandings and willful distortions of these major faith traditions lie at the root of so much conflict in our world, it is more important than ever to give priority to well-intentioned dialogue.
Once we see through the eyes of unique traditions in a pluralistic world, the "other" automatically disappears in true empathy. I believe that Dr. In this essay he notes the tight relationship which he attributes to more cultural similarities between Judaism and Christianity as compared to Islam and Christianity.
The genuine spirit of hope that Dr. Ayoub exhibits comes through in his honest and forthright efforts at portraying Christianity in a positive light while holding true and firm to his own Muslim faith. This kind of honest effort at setting aside harmful actions and statements by both traditions throughout history is absolutely essential to peace in our world.
It also directly matches with the teachings inherent within the very nature of both traditions. To honor the true spirit of either faith requires peace, understanding and forgiveness!
The traditions of the mystics is where we can see the greatest universal threads. Furthermore, whether one calls themselves a mystic or not, it is the internal where we truly experience divinity, and where - if only we could look inside the "other" - we might find much more common ground than we ever thought possible.
The problem is trying to take the internal and place it in the exoteric or existential world through institutionalization. That requires concrete action in a transient world that only serves to divide.
The inability of external manifestations to adjust must be countered by looking inside at what the universal divine essence is truly telling us. That - I believe- must be the starting point for all honest efforts at interfaith dialogue, and is a point that I also believe resonates with this book.
An important read, and highly recommended.With regard to religions, I believe that beyond the differences and different points of view, a first and fundamental contribution to the world today is to be able to show the fertility of constructive dialogue as a way of discovering among us all the best solutions to the problems that affect us all.
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Muslim-Christian Dialogue H. M. Baagil, M.D. WAMY Studies on Islam Contents Dialogue The First Contact between a Christian and a Muslim The Holy Bible. understood), Muslim perspectives on various christological issues (Jesus as the Word, his death, the Crucifixion), and contemporary topics in Muslim-Christian dialogue.
Muslim-Christian Dialogue A deep study in religion science. Contents Dialogue The First Contact between a Christian and a Muslim The Holy Bible The Doctrine of the Trinity The Doctrine of the Divinity of Jesus Christ The Doctrine of the Divine Son ship /5(1).
This major collection of essays begins with a brief biography of well-known Islam scholar Mahmoud Ayoub and a substantial introduction by Ayoub to his study of Christianity and Muslim-Christian dialogue.
A bibliography of Ayoub's significant publications is included. The essays are grouped into four sections/5.