Re: Seely's Views 2

From: Stein A. Stromme <stromme@mi.uib.no>
Date: Mon Sep 13 2004 - 04:14:28 EDT

[George Murphy]

| 2) Islam shares historical roots with Christianity and Judaism. But
| since the Christian claim is that the fullest self-revelation of
| Abraham's God is in the cross & the resurrection of the Crucified, &
| since the Qur'an denies that Jesus died on the cross, Christians
| have legitimate questions about whether or not Muslims know who the
| God of Abraham is. To put it another way, just connecting this God
| with the Abraham tradition doesn't mean that they know the character
| of God. The question of whether or not Jews, Christians and Muslims
| worship the same God is a legitimate one but it isn't a drop dead
| answer to that question just to call them all Abrahamic religions.

So if we simply ask for the relation between Judaism and Islam,
perhaps that makes the question (Jahve =? Allah) easier to answer?

SA

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