Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.
We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.
Can there be genuine sympathy' between the Bible and the Qur'an? Their peoples' have been at odds so long, disputing their texts and discounting their credentials. Scholars from both faiths have contrived intriguing comparison of narratives about Abraham, Joseph or Moses but with little relevance to the contemporary scene and its demand for religious converse and sanity. "A Certain Sympathy of Scriptures" attempts something more central to the essential interest' of both Scriptures, more cogent in this 21st century (the 15th Islam). It is a concern with three shared dimension: The divine will for this cosmos of created order; its entrustment into human hands as creaturely heirs to its order and responsive sciences'; and the discipline of their tenancy and privilege by messengers' and prophethoods disclosing the intention of divine Lordship in the fact of human vocation. These three dimensions are the supreme theme of both Scriptures. This caliphate' of humankind belongs in a now global situation as the abiding reality of Semitic humanism. We are not on our own', but trustees in a sacramental order, neither playthings nor puppets of a bland omnipotence but associates' of the God who willed to create and cared to inform, inspire and invite as such to be. Deep disparities remain between our Scriptures. They have to do with what goes beyond our education', as more than prophethood. They enlarge into all that Jesus fulfilled in Christhood. They involve a truer measure of human perversity and, in turn, a larger expectation concerning the greatness' of God. Yet what divides need not alienate. The mutual ground -- this certain sympathy -- gives hope of wiser recognition of the divine stake in our humanity.
"By endeavouring to trace some form of sympathy - rather than pursue an analytical comparison as such - between the Bible and the Qur'an, Cragg offers both a model as well as a resource for the further pursuit of a Christian - Muslim theological dialogue that centres on that point of contact with the divine which both unites and divides Christians and Muslims: revelation, mediated through scriptural text. Such engagement is of vital importance today, and not just in terms of academic interaction." -- Reviews in Religion and Theology.
|Preface and precaution - Bible and Qur'an in inter-study|
|Divine ends set in human means - creation and cosmos||p. 1|
|Engaging human means to divine ends - the mission of messengers||p. 14|
|The crisis in messenger experience||p. 26|
|A parting of the ways - the drama of history||p. 38|
|Sympathy engaging with antipathy - power and faith||p. 51|
|Holy writ and the writ of readers||p. 65|
|The time and place factor||p. 79|
|In the end - God||p. 94|
|Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.|
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.24