By Ian S. Markham

Too usually interfaith discussion is familiar and unfocused. frequently it includes 'liberals' from each one culture coming jointly to criticize the 'conservatives' of their personal traditions. This booklet offers a version for interfaith discussion that demanding situations very without delay the 'dialogue industry'. This ebook consists of a Christian theologian in deep dialog with a Muslim theologian. Bediuzzaman acknowledged Nursi (1877-1960) was once born on the finish of the Ottoman Empire and lived in the course of the emergence of an competitive secular nation. He needed to imagine via, in remarkably inventive methods, the problem of religion inside of an earthly surroundings, the connection of religion and politics, and the results and problem of variety and distinction. His whole venture is captured in his magnum opus 'The Risale-i Nur'. within the first 8 chapters of this e-book, we interact heavily with the concept of Nursi and tease out insights that Christians can study from and accommodate. Having validated the tactic, the second one part of the booklet examines definitely the right implications for the interfaith flow. the matter with the interfaith move is that it's an act of western cultural imperialism - they're taking the individualist assumptions of contemporary the USA and enforcing them at the dialog. the issues with John Hick's and Leonard Swidler's procedure are uncovered. relocating out from Islam, the booklet then demonstrates how the version of interfaith adjustments while Christians are in dialog with Hinduism in India. a brand new set of debate Ten Commandments are recommended. The ebook concludes with an allure for a dedication to incorporate and succeed in the 'conservatives' within the significant spiritual traditions.

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