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Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

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Overview

A record of the 2011 Building Bridges seminar in Doha, Qatar, featuring Muslim and Christian scholars analyzing the meaning and function of prayer within their traditions. Part I includes three pairs of essays: Michael Plekon on people who pray and Sha-Kazemi on a Qur'anic theology of prayer; M.M. Dheen Mohamed and Philip Sheldrake on the practice of prayer in Christianity and Islam, respectively; and Caner Dagli's Muslim perspective on Christian prayer along with Daniel Madigan's Christian perspective on Muslim prayer. In Part II Susan Eastman and Rkia Elraoui Cornell introduce key themes from the best-known prayers in the Bible and the Qur'an, and Philip Sedddon and Asma Asfaruddin address Romans Chapter 8 and Qur'an 3:190-194 and 29:45. Part III focuses on how Christians and Muslims learn to pray, with essays by Lucy Gardner, Ibrahim Mogra, Timothy Wright, and Timothy Gianotti. The volume includes Lucinda Mosher's "Conversations in Qatar," an account of the main issues of the seminar; an afterword by Rowan Williams; and a collection of personal reflections on prayer written by seminar participants.


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ISBN-13: 9781589016774
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Marshall is director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations, Duke Divinity School and the academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.

Lucinda Mosher is the faculty associate for Interfaith Studies, Hartford Seminary and the assistant academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.

Table of Contents

Participants and contributors

Introduction, David Marshall

Preface, Rowan WilliamsPart I: Surveys1. Lived Prayer: Some Examples from the Christian Tradition, Michael Plekon 2. A Qur’ānic Theology of Prayer, Reza Shah-Kazemi3. Muslim Prayer in Practice, M. M. Dheen Mohamed4. Christian Prayer in Practice, Philip Sheldrake5. A Muslim Response to Christian Prayer, Caner Dagli6. A Christian Perspective on Muslim Prayer, Daniel A. Madigan7. Response, Rowan Williams

Part II: Prayer and Scripture8. The Lord’s Prayer, Susan Eastman9. Al-Fātiha, Rkia Elraoui Cornell10. Prayer in the Spirit in Romans 8, Philip Seddon11. In Reverence of the Almighty: Understanding Prayer and Worship in Qur’ān 3:190-94 and 29:45, Asma Afsaruddin

Part III: Learning to Pray12. Learning to Pray With and In the Christian Tradition: Personal Reflections, Lucy Gardner13. Learning to Pray as a Muslim: The Foundational Stage, Ibrahim Mogra14. Growing in Prayer as a Christian, Timothy Wright15. Growth in Prayer as a Muslim: Reflections and Lessons of a Struggler, Timothy J. Gianotti16. Conversations in Qatar, Lucinda Mosher

Afterword, Rowan Williams

Personal Reflections on Prayer

Index

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"While many of the current interfaith projects are strictly theological in nature, Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives breaks new ground by looking at what religious human beings all over the world do: pray. In learning about the rituals that gives shape to our deepest yearning and highest aspirations, we also come to grapple with how we see God, and our own true nature. Recommended for all who are interested in the Christian tradition, the Islamic tradition, and the dialogue between the two."—Omid Safi, professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Omid Safi

While many of the current interfaith projects are strictly theological in nature, Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives breaks new ground by looking at what religious human beings all over the world do: pray. In learning about the rituals that gives shape to our deepest yearning and highest aspirations, we also come to grapple with how we see God, and our own true nature. Recommended for all who are interested in the Christian tradition, the Islamic tradition, and the dialogue between the two.

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