A distinguished group of scholars focuses on the theological responses to each of these questions, drawing on the wealth of material found in both Christian and Islamic scriptures. Part one lays out the three issues of human identity, difference, and guardianship. Part two explores scriptural texts side by side, pairing Christian and Islamic scholars who examine such themes as human dignity, human alienation, human destiny, humanity and gender, humanity and diversity, and humanity and the environment. In addition to contributions from an international cast of outstanding scholars, the book includes an afterword by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
The Venerable Dr. Michael Ipgrave is the Archdeacon of Southwark, Church of England.
The Reverend Dr. David Marshall is the academic director of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges seminar and a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
In his concluding reflections, Archbishop Rowan Williams draws attention to a fundamental point emerging from these fascinating contributions: “Islam and Christianity alike give a high valuation to the conviction that God speaks to us. Grasping what that does and does not mean . . . is challenging theological work.”
"Read this book sitting on the beach, relaxing in a bubble bath, commuting to work on the train, or vegging out on a Sunday afternoon."
-Mary McHugh, author, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man
"If laughter is the best medicine, you can throw away your prescriptions! This book will replace them all." -Joan Fontaine, actress, Jane Eyre (1944)
"[Rose's] bubbling wit and humor will tickle your nose and your funny bone like the best vintage wine." -Russ Gorman, WOON talk show host
In her signature self-deprecating and hilarious style, humor essayist Rose Madeline Mula gripes about growing old. Her inability to stick with New Year's resolutions, the mystery of her clothes shrinking to a smaller size with each passing season, and her susceptibility to infomercials are just a few of the problems pestering Mula. In this collection of comical compositions, readers can skip around from one laugh-out-loud essay to the next while enjoying the author's endless wit and charm.
The animated author recalls the days before cars came equipped with electric windows, when pin boys frequented bowling alleys, and songs were composed with lovely lyrics that the listener could understand. While written with a mature audience in mind, women of all ages will enjoy this relatable book.
Leading scholars examine three topics: scriptural foundations, featuring analyses of Christian and Muslim sacred texts; evolving traditions, exploring historical issues in both faiths with an emphasis on religious and political authority; and the modern world, analyzing recent and contemporary contributions from Christianity and Islam in the area of freedom and human rights.