Fear and Friendship: Anglicans Engaging with Islam (BOK)

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Many encounters between people of different religions are marked by an initial sense of incompetence, ignorance and fear-- of getting it wrong, of causing offence, of ulterior motives. Such fears are here explored honestly, in stories of actual situations and relationships - often unexpected, sometimes funny, invariably profound.Friendship is presented as a public rather than merely a private phenomenon, enabling relations of trust and depth to develop and leading to the possibility of authentic talk and reciprocity of respect and courtesy. It emerges as a risky venture in learning how to be human, involving honest negotiation, self-sacrifice and a seeking after the truth. It can enable people to address the fears that so often prohibit inter-religious encounters from deepening beyond the superficial. A strong underlying theme is how the Church of England can contribute to social cohesion in a religiously pluralistic society, even if local clergy and congregations at first feel untrained or wary.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
ISBN 9781441101495 Antall sider 224
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1cm Vekt 236 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Frances Ward, Sarah Coakley
Emner og form Anglican & Episcopalian Churches, Church of England, Interfaith relations, Islam