Peace-building By, Between, and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
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This timely work addresses relations between Muslims and Evangelical Christians around the world and discusses sensitive issues such as pluralism, governance, preaching, Christian missionary efforts, and general misperceptions of Muslim and Christian communities. Joint authorship and discussion within the book is used to provide dialogue that reveals the meaningful similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Mohammed Abu-Nimer is director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute and professor in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in the School of International Service at American University. He is also the cofounder and director of the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. David Augsburger is professor of pastoral care and counseling in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Peace-building, Nonviolence, and Conflict Resolution
The Practices of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Conflict Transformationp. 3
Forgiveness in Muslim Thought and Practice: Response to Augsburger's ôThe Practices of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Conflict Transformationöp. 13
Muslim Perspectives on War and Peacep. 19
Response to S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana's ôPerspectives on War and Peaceöp. 49
Ten Just-Peacemaking Practices That Workp. 61
Response to Stassen's ôTen Just-Peacemaking Practices that Worköp. 81
Religious Diversity and Identity
The Qur'anic Perspective on Religious Pluralismp. 91
I Am As My Servant Thinks of Me: Theology and Identity in a Plural Societyp. 103
Response to Hassan's ôThe Qur'anic Perspective on Religious Pluralismö and Harris's ôI Am As My Servant Thinks of Meöp. 111
Social Location and Christian Identity: Some Historical Perspectivesp. 115
Response to Shenk and Dueck's ôSocial Location and Christian Identityöp. 129
Interfaith and Intrafaith Dialogue
Theological Foundation of Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence: The Qur'an's Universal Perspectivesp. 135
Fear and Muslim-Christian Conflict Transformation: Resources from Attachment Theory and Affect Regulationp. 157
Toward Mutual Respectful Witnessp. 171
The Right to Religious Conversion: Between Apostasy and Proselytizationp. 179
Response to Chaptersp. 195
A Christian Response to Chapters on Interfaith Dialoguep. 203
Contemporary Issues, Case Studies
Rethinking Human Rights: A Common Challenge for Muslims and Christiansp. 215
Let Peace Flourish: Descriptive and Applied Research from the Conflict Transformation Studyp. 233
Abrahamic Faiths: Models of Interfaith Dialogue in the United States (A Case Study of Rochester, New York, Experience)p. 255
Response to Part IV Chaptersp. 271
Conclusionp. 275
Appendixesp. 281
Indexp. 301
About the Contributorsp. 305
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