Volf – Do We Worship the Same God?

Volf, Miroslav, 2012, Do We Worship the Same God?  Jews, Christians and Muslims in dialogue, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 166pp, pb, $20, ISBN 978-0-8028-6689-9
Synopsis
Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question “Do we worship the same God?” Can the answer be “yes” without denying […]

Griffith, 2013, The Bible in Arabic

The Bible in Arabic: the scriptures of the ‘People of the Book’ in the language of Islam.  Griffith, S.  Princeton, NJ.  Princeton University Press.  2013. 255pp. £19.55. Hb
Synopsis
From the first centuries of Islam to well into the Middle Ages, Jews and Christians produced hundreds of manuscripts containing portions of the Bible in Arabic. Until recently, however, these translations remained largely […]

Gushee, David (ed.), 2013, Evangelical Peacemakers: Gospel engagement in a war-torn world

Gushee, David (ed.), 2013, Evangelical Peacemakers: Gospel engagement in a war-torn world,  Wipf & Stock, Eugene, OR, 150pp, £12, pb
Synopsis
This volume, edited by Dr David Gushee, Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Mercer University in Georgia, USA, is a collection of papers presented at the ‘Summit on Christian Moral Responsibility in the Twenty-first Century’ sponsored by […]

Democracy in Egypt — Theory and Reality

Democracy in Egypt — Theory and Reality*

EGYPT SINCE JANUARY 2011: RECLAIMING NATIONAL IDENTITY

Until the uprising in 2011, any ‘equality’ claimed between Muslims and Christians in Egypt was superficial. While there were concerted attempts to maintain deep and strong ties with one another at the personal and pastoral level, Christians did not enjoy real equality at the institutional or constitutional level. […]