At the border of Christian learning: Islamic thought and constructive Christian Theology

Joshua Ralston*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For Christian theology to learn from Muslims, it cannot simply cross over into Islamic thought by reading Muslim texts or appropriating Islamic ideas. The Christian theologian must find a way to attend to the history of Christian-Muslim polemics in a non-confrontational fashion that still accounts for disagreement and difference. Many Muslim voices offer profound and challenging questions concerning Christian theology. This essay proposes that Christian theology can engage with Islamic thought as a key resource in the theological quest for a more truthful and just witness to God.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-128
JournalInterpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Christian-Muslim dialogue
  • comparative theology
  • Kathryn Tanner
  • Christology
  • Qur'an
  • God's Word
  • witness

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