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Within the Love of GodEssays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes$
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Anthony Clarke and Andrew Moore

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198709565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.001.0001

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‘There is at Most One God’

‘There is at Most One God’

Jewish–Christian–Muslim Exchange on the Issue of God

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Within the Love of God

David B. Burrell C.S.C.

Oxford University Press

Observing the way that Christians and Muslims tend to position themselves as the replacement of previous Abrahamic faith, this chapter welcomes the more constructive approach to inter-faith dialogue evident since Vatican II, which it describes as offering ‘creative hermeneutics’. The author holds that Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God. The chapter suggests that central to the way Christian and Muslim relationships with the state have developed has been a tendency to seek refuge in overarching political power, and it explores the nature of these developments in both faith communities by looking at Pope Benedict’s Regensburg address, the subsequent Muslim response in A Common Word, and more recent Muslim statements about democracy that have been made since the ‘Arab Spring’.

Keywords:   Abrahamic faiths, A Common Word, Arab Spring, God, inter-faith dialogue, political power, Vatican II

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