By David W Shenk
Exploring the project of 2 groups. David W. Shenk examines Islam and Christianity at their private non secular, cultural, and communal degrees. Shenk explores the similarities and alterations present in Isaac and Ishmael, Jesus and Muhammad, the Bible and the Qur'an, Jersusalem and Medina, and the Eucharist and the Hajj. 284 pages.
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Extra resources for Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church
40 Out of Arabia 41 The Muslim community developed six centuries after the church. What was the Arabian context? And what was the relationship of the early Muslim ummah to the Jewish and Christian communities? Why did the Muslims believe that they had a responsibility to clarify theology for the Christians? This chapter explores those questions. What were the religious, theological, or cultural influences in the formation of the Muslim movement and the Qur’an? That is a Christian quest, for in biblical revelation there is a dialogical interaction between God and humankind within their historical context.
What were the religious, theological, or cultural influences in the formation of the Muslim movement and the Qur’an? That is a Christian quest, for in biblical revelation there is a dialogical interaction between God and humankind within their historical context. However, questions of influence are not a Muslim vocation, because the Muslim community believes that the Qur’an is a sent-down revelation that transcends history. ) In the next paragraphs we briefly review questions of context and influences, while being aware of the concerns of the Muslim community about such questions.
Readings from the Bible: John 1:1-18, 29-34 Readings from the Qur’an: Baqara 2:135-147 Questions for Reflection and Discussion: 1. What have you learned about Islam that surprised you? What has surprised you about the church in the seventh century? 2. How does it make you feel to learn that Muslims believe that one of their responsibilities is to clarify for Christians who Jesus is? How should Christians respond to that Muslim commitment? 3. Both the Christian and Muslim movements began as movements from the powerless edges of society.