Every person of faith wants to have peace with God. But how can we be sure that our chosen religion, rather than the religion of millions of others, is the right way? This is why interfaith dialogue is a critically important subject and why Steven Colborne was motivated to write this full-length book comparing and contrasting the religions of Christianity and Islam.
Colborne is best known as a prolific writer in the philosophical theology genre. As well as having authored more than fifteen books, Colborne also runs the popular and award-winning Perfect Chaos philosophy blog. Colborne has been posting regularly on the blog for over 10 years, and his articles on the blog exploring interfaith matters, written between 2020 and 2022, form the basis of the 40 chapters that comprise Christianity, Islam, and the One True God.
Some of the key themes of the book include the following:
- The nature and attributes of God
- The Bible and the Qur’an
- The person and nature of Jesus Christ
- The concept of the Trinity
- New Testament textual criticism
- The hadith literature in Islam
- The alleged crucifixion of Jesus Christ
- Religious conflict
- The day of judgement
- Divine justice
…as well as philosophical reflections on many other related subjects.
Despite the fact that Judaism isn’t mentioned in the book’s title, many of the articles that comprise the book are relevant to Jewish theology. The book will appeal to adherents of all three of the major Abrahamic religions, as well as to people from any other faith background.
Colborne’s provocative 2019 book titled God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground has been read many thousands of times and served to establish Colborne as a leading thinker in the field of contemporary philosophical theology. Christianity, Islam, and the One True God builds upon the deeply insightful and original philosophical perspective presented in God’s Grand Game, but it is also a standalone work of profound importance.
In an age of widespread scepticism concerning matters of faith, Steven Colborne has produced a groundbreaking book, written in clear and accessible language, that will provoke readers to think deeply and differently about interfaith dialogue and all the fundamental questions surrounding our existence. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion, or spirituality.
Steven Colborne is a philosopher and author whose work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology.
Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England.
The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital.
As well as having authored over a dozen books, Steven runs the popular and award-winning philosophy blog Perfect Chaos.