The Future of Interfaith Dialogue

Muslim-Christian Encounters through A Common Word

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Yazid Said, Lejla Demiri
  • Cambridge, England: 
    Cambridge University Press
    , August
     358 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Atalia Omer forthcoming.


A Common Word Between Us and You (ACW) is an open letter, dated 13 October 2007, from leaders of the Islamic religion to those of the Christian religion. It calls for peace between Muslims and Christians and seeks common ground and understanding between both religions. This volume examines the document from a number of perspectives. Exploring the events that led to ACW, it provides an overview of responses to the document and its use of scripture. It also relates the reception of ACW to several specific and contrasting contexts, and recommends new avenues for ACW-inspired discussion. Advancing debate and dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians, this volume promotes a distinctive methodology for inter-religious studies, and serves as an invaluable resource for students and scholars of theology and religious studies.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Yazid Said is Lecturer in Islam at Liverpool Hope University and an Anglican priest. A scholar of medieval Muslim political and legal thought, he is the author of Ghazali's Politics in Context (2013).

Lejla Demiri is Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. Her research explores Muslim-Christian theological encounters. She is the author of Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo: Najm al-Din al Tufi's Commentary on the Christian Scriptures (2013).


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