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The European Context of Jesuit Mission
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We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
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Tag Archives: Islam
In late August, the bi-annual conference of ‘Eurojess’ (Jesuits and their colleagues working in social ministries and social sciences) met for three days to consider the above topic, in the ideal location of Granada. We sought to integrate demographic and cultural analysis, some personal testimony from Muslims and from Christians working with them, and general reflection. Continue reading
- Fundamentaltheologie im Koran?, in: FrZPhTh 55 (2008, 1) 141–165.
- Zum Dialog Islam – Christentum, in: Paulus-Rundbrief – Katholische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache Brüssel, Nr. 444, 02–03/2009, 8–10.
- Unser liebes Geld – Aktuelle Überlegungen zu einem Systemfehler, in: Orientierung 73 (2009) Nr. 4, 41–44. Continue reading
According to the teaching of Vatican II (LG, n. 16) and of the Koran itself (sura 29,46) Christians and Muslims adore the same God. Thus, for both religions the same questions of fundamental theology may arise: How can God be known, and which are the criteria for a revelation of God? There will also be common answers: God is known from the creation as “without whom nothing exists”. The criterion for revelation consists in the fact that the latter can be understood as the all embracing light over everything and cannot be surpassed. In dialogue, one main theme should be to what extent the correctly interpreted doctrine of divine Trinity may be necessary for monotheism. The community of the believers in Christ may prove itself as the “sacrament”, pointing beyond itself, of the unity of all human beings (LG, n 1). Continue reading