Abraham's Children: Interfaith and Interreligious Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, and Muslims (Compact Disc)

Abraham's Children: Interfaith and Interreligious Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, and Muslims By Valkenberg, Valkenberg (Read by) Cover Image
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How does the term Abrahamic religions shape your idea of three major world religions? This 21-lecture course uses the shared heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as a springboard for interfaith dialogue. As you progress through the course, you'll explore the ways in which this conceptual framework promotes peace and understanding while recognizing difference. Reframing an old idea, the concept of Abrahamic religions endeavors to improve Christian-Muslim relations by patterning them after 20th-century Jewish-Christian dialogues. But Prof. Wilhelmus Pim Valkenberg, Ph.D., notes the tendency for these dialogues to get too cozy. He advocates for holding a trialogue instead. In this series, you will begin each discussion by exploring the history of contested relationships among these religious traditions. You will then examine contemporary interreligious endeavors to ameliorate such conflicts. Throughout, you will gain important insights into the commonalities, differences, and opportunities for improved understanding among these three religions. Today, attitudes toward the shared relationship to Abraham among Christians, Jews, and Muslims is much more positive than in earlier times. As your guide to this sensitive subject, Prof. Valkenberg sets a calm and measured example. You'll come away with a sophisticated and nuanced perspective of the family resemblances among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. As Abraham was called by God, so as children of Abraham are Christians, Jews, and Muslims called to cooperate for the good of humankind.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781666568189
ISBN-10: 166656818X
Publisher: Learn25
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Language: English