Building a Better Bridge
Muslims, Christians, and the Common Good
Edited by Michael Ipgrave
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Building a Better Bridge by Michael Ipgrave
Book Description"Building a Better Bridge" is a record of the fourth 'Building Bridges' seminar held in Sarajevo in 2005 as part of an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by Georgetown University and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This volume presents the texts of the public lectures with regional presentations on issues of citizenship, religious believing and belonging, and the relationship between government and religion-both from the immediate situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and from three contexts further afield: Britain, Malaysia, and West Africa.Both Christian and Muslim scholars propose key questions to be faced in addressing the issue of the common good. How do we approach the civic sphere as believers in particular faiths and as citizens of mixed societies? What makes us who we are, and how do our religious and secular allegiances relate to one another? How do we accommodate our commitment to religious values with acknowledgement of human disagreement, and how can this be expressed in models of governance and justice? How are we, mandated by scriptures to be caretakers, to respond to the current ecological and economic disorder of our world? Michael Ipgrave and his contributors do not claim to provide definitive answers to these questions, but rather they further a necessary dialogue and show that, while Christian and Islamic understandings of God may differ sharply and perhaps irreducibly, the acknowledgement of one another as people of faith is the surest ground on which to build trust, friendship, and cooperation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781589012219
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Justice and Rights, Paperback (September 2009)
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Scriptures in Dialogue, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Michael Ipgrave
Records the meeting of a group of Christian and Muslim scholars in Qatar in 2003 to study passages from the Bible and the Qur'an together. Combining scholarship at the highest level with commitment to the practice of faith in the modern world, it addresses questions such as discernment of the Word of God and making space for the religious 'Other'.
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Author Biography - Michael Ipgrave
The Venerable Dr. Michael Ipgrave is the Archdeacon of Southwark, Church of England.
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