By David W Shenk
Exploring the venture of 2 groups. David W. Shenk examines Islam and Christianity at their private religious, cultural, and communal degrees. Shenk explores the similarities and adjustments present in Isaac and Ishmael, Jesus and Muhammad, the Bible and the Qur'an, Jersusalem and Medina, and the Eucharist and the Hajj. 284 pages.
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The test was whether they would submit to God’s guidance, and that guidance was Islam. And they were given a special responsibility: Be caretakers of the good earth (khalifa). The Qur’an comments that Adam and Hawa pled with God for forgiveness, “They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If Thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost” (Araf [The Heights] 7:23). God was merciful to Adam and Hawa. The Qur’an elaborates: And We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the other!
For Christians from a polytheistic background, Arianism was an attractive way to explain trinitarian theology. Even the Emperor Constantine weighed in on the debate. Imagine the astonishment of Christians everywhere when the Western Roman emperor convened a meeting at Nicea of bishops from throughout the church. Just a few years before (303-312), Christians had undergone the Great Persecution under Roman imperial authority. Now thirteen years later, in 325, Constantine officially convened the Council of Nicea.
20 An Anabaptist Response Luther’s stance was rooted in his theology of the two kingdoms that the Christian lives in. However, not all Protestants agreed with Luther. The Anabaptists agreed that there are two Different Journeys 35 kingdoms, but that the first commitment of followers of Jesus is the kingdom of God. Jesus demonstrated love, not violence, toward his enemies. 21 Therefore, at this time of distress and fear in Europe, the Anabaptist Christians refused to join the wars against the Turks, for whom Christ had died.
Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church by David W Shenk