Jews and Christians in the Qur'an: Who has power over God's bounty?
Someone who reads the Qur’an from a Jewish or a Christian
perspective is likely to be struck by the special way in which this book
seems to show both a great familiarity with, and a severe critique of,
these two religions.
Professor Wilhelmus Valkenberg will argue from a close reading that the Qur’an
employs a rejection of tradition-based exclusivism and relies on the
argument that God is ever able to bestow God’s bounty on whomever
God wants. In this, Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, can be
understood as wrestling with the combination of commitment and
openness, conviction and humility as conditions for interreligious
dialogue and comparative theology.
Professor Wilhelmus Valkenberg Director, Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America
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Registrations will close 18 May 2021.