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Daring to Embrace the Other:

Franciscans and Muslims in Dialogue

Michael Cusato, Michael Calabria, Robert Lentz, Irfan Omar, Madge Karecki

Publication Year: 2008

This volume contains presentations by Michael F. Cusato, Michael D. Calabria, Robert Lentz, Irfan A. Omar and Madge Karecki originally given at the 7th Franciscan Forum held at Colorado Springs, June 2007.

Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications

Title Page, Copyright

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Preface

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pp. v-

The events of September 11, 2001 are but one tumultuous signpost of an ongoing and troubled relationship between Islam and the Western world (and, more recently, the United States) that has been one of the sad hallmarks of the last century. These complex tensions are very much...

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Healing the Violence of the Contemporary World: A Franciscan Paradigm for Dialogue with Islam

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pp. 1-37

The state of Christian-Muslim relations today in America and in many parts of the world is in tatters, largely as a result of the events of 9/11 and its aftermath. The purpose of our gathering in this forum of presentation and exchange is to confront this reality head-on...

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Remembrance of God: Understanding the Basics of Islam

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pp. 39-62

At the beginning of 2001 I was maing plans for my pastoral (or internship) year in my formation as a Franciscan friar. Inspired by both the story of Francis’s encounter with the Sultan and by his experience among the lepers, I requested to spend a year serving...

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One Flame, One God

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pp. 63-80

We come together as scholars, both Muslim and Christian, to explore a topic that can open doorways to peace in what seems a solid wall of fire, threatening the survival of our human race. In our midst hangs a Byzantine icon, depicting St. Francis of Assisi with...

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From Damietta to La Verna: The Impact on Francis of His Experience in Egypt

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pp. 81-112

The sojourn of Francis in Egypt between 1219 and 1220, brief though it was, had a profound impact upon the life and spirituality of the man from Assisi. This part of the presentation is intended to examine the effect that his time among the Christian crusaders...

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Interreligious dialogue: A Muslim Perspective

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pp. 113-122

The Islamic tradition has been interacting with many religious and cultural civilizations since its inception in the seventh century. The religious movement of Islam first arose in Arabia and moved quickly in all different directions as a result of conquest as well as...

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To Please God: A Grassroots Approach to Franciscan-Muslim Dialogue

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pp. 123-149

Francis’s journey to Damietta and his meeting with the Sultan is well known to us. We recognize the Spirit of God at work in this encounter and know that it had a profound effect on Francis’s instructions on how to engage in mission. Though he lived at a time...

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E-ISBN-13: 9781576593356
E-ISBN-10: 1576593355
Print-ISBN-13: 9781576591512
Print-ISBN-10: 1576591514

Page Count: 156
Publication Year: 2008

Edition: First
Volume Title: Volume 12
Series Title: Spirit and Life: Essays on Contemporary Franciscanism
Series Editor Byline: Michael F. Cusato, O.F.M.