“Christian Understanding in the Context of Islam”–Current Dialogue

“Christian Understanding in the Context of Islam”–Current Dialogue

new issue of the WCC’s journal, “Current Dialogue”

The present issue of Current Dialogue focuses on “Christian self-understanding in the context of Islam” from diverse theological and academic perspectives. The journal features various articles offering analysis based on the outcomes of intra-Christian consultations held over the last few years.

Edited by Clare Amos, the World Council of Churches programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation, the July 2012 special issue is now online.

Current Dialogue contains some of the papers presented at a consultation on “Christian self-understanding in relation to Islam”. The consultation was held from 18 to 20 October 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. The issue also contains a report that sums up discussions and recommendations put forward during the consultation.

This issue features an introduction by Rima Barsoum, along with presentations by other contributors including Catholicos Aram I of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Rev. Simone Sinn, Daniel A. Madigan, Dr Oddbjorn Leirvik, Fr. Georges Massouh and Prof. Charles Amjad-Ali.

Some of the themes explored in Current Dialogue are Lutheran theology and practice in relation to Islam, Christian theologizing in relation to Islam, relational theology in dialogue with Islam, Christian-Muslim relations: an Arab Christian perspective; and the historical and political context of Christian-Muslim relations in Pakistan.