WCC journal explores Christian self-understanding in context of Islam


The present issue of Current Dialogue focuses on “Christian self-understanding in the context of Islam” from diverse theological and academic perspectives. The journal features various articles offering analysis based on the outcomes of intra-Christian consultations held over the last few years.

Edited by Clare Amos, the World Council of Churches programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation, the July 2012 special issue is now online.

Current Dialogue contains some of the papers presented at a consultation on “Christian self-understanding in relation to Islam”. The consultation was held from 18 to 20 October 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. The issue also contains a report that sums up discussions and recommendations put forward during the consultation.

This issue features an introduction by Rima Barsoum, along with presentations by other contributors including Catholicos Aram I of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Rev. Simone Sinn, Daniel A. Madigan, Dr Oddbjorn Leirvik, Fr. Georges Massouh and Prof. Charles Amjad-Ali.

Some of the themes explored in Current Dialogue are Lutheran theology and practice in relation to Islam, Christian theologizing in relation to Islam, relational theology in dialogue with Islam, Christian-Muslim relations: an Arab Christian perspective; and the historical and political context of Christian-Muslim relations in Pakistan.

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