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Islam and Franciscanism

A Dialogue

Margaret Carney

Publication Year: 2000

From the time of Francis’s meeting with the Sultan, a tradition of dialogue between the Moslem and Christian traditions, as epitomized in the Franciscan movement, has endured. This volume offers a set of essays that deal with the relationship between Islam and Franciscanism as experienced in the past and as it is presently being addressed.

Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications

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Introduction

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pp. 1-5

In recent years the need for understanding between Christians and Muslims has reached a state of urgency. Dialogue between believers in the world’s two largest faith traditions can no longer be relegated to antiquarians or to specialists in far–off, and hitherto exotic, places. In the world, and in our tension between Muslims and Christians has often become very visible....

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ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY, TWO FAITHS AND ONE GOD: A Personal Reflection

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pp. 7-24

The teachings of Islam and Christianity flow from one source, God, The One, The Creator. This paper, which was written for the project “Islam and Franciscanism” is meant to create an awareness of the common beliefs and values held by those who believe in Allah — the Arabic name for God. Italso emphasizes the duty of the true believers, in our case, Muslims and...

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Islam and Franciscanism: Prophet Mohhammad of Arabia and St. Francis of Assisi in the Spirituality of Mission

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pp. 25-42

Today, Islam and Christianity are the two largest religions in the world;eighteen percent of the world’s population are Muslims and thirty three percent are Christians, together making up about half of the global population.1 They show the greatest growth among all religions. Although western Asia is the birthplace of both traditions, the largest concentrations...

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Breaking Down the Walls of Our Differences: Islamic-Christian Encounter Through Prayer

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pp. 45-77

Nowadays, given the new technological conditions of our existence,rare are the people who can remain isolated. Exchanges of all kinds take place at a more and more accelerated pace. Individuals of minority groups settle for more or less long periods of time within indigenous majority populations. After staying a while, they either leave or settle for good in...

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The Exodus Motif in Christianity and Islam

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pp. 77-100

There are many possible avenues one can take while being in dialogue with the other, be it the other religion, the other political system, etc., or simply the other person as a human being. But whatever the approach we choose to take, we know that, once engaged towards the “otherness of the other,” we have...

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THE ARROGANCE OF OWNERSHIP: Environment and Economy in Religious Focus

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pp. 101-146

The extreme disregard for the environment, displayed by economists on the eve of the 21st century, justifies the fear that the Third Millennium will witness an armageddon with an uncertain outcome for both humanity and the entire universe. In a recent article1 Lukas Vischer2, addressing these issues of environment and economy, takes his starting point from the...


E-ISBN-13: 9781576592694
E-ISBN-10: 1576592693
Print-ISBN-13: 9781576591697
Print-ISBN-10: 1576591697

Page Count: 148
Publication Year: 2000

Volume Title: Volume 9
Series Title: Spirit and Life - A Journal of Contemporary Franciscanism
Series Editor Byline: Carney, Margaret