-- Rhodes College
"Throughout their shared history Jews, Christians, and Muslims have asked the question posed in the title of this book, sometimes responding in the affirmative and sometimes in the negative. Too often, the means by which they have arrived at their answers have been left unstated or marred by a lack of clarity and rigor. This book is a welcome corrective to that tendency."Lamin Sanneh
-- Yale University
"The history of Christian-Muslim relations is over a thousand years old, marked by a sustained quest for interfaith understanding. . . . Do We Worship the Same God?
explores the theological aspect of the interfaith issue with insight and candor, underscoring the challenges as well as the opportunities for engagement. A welcome contribution to current discussion of the subject."Rick Love
-- President, Peace Catalyst International
"Do We Worship the Same God?
invites us to love the one true God with all our mind. These essays challenge us to think carefully about deeply held convictions. I joyfully welcome this important multifaith work on monotheism as a valuable companion to Miroslav's excellent book Allah: A Christian Response
-- University of Bristol
"Do we worship the same God?
This is such an important question today. These groundbreaking high-quality essays from Christians, Jews, and a Muslim open important doors onto new paths."Paul F. Knitter
-- Union Theological Seminary
"None of the contributors to this collection gives a clear, simple answer to the question that perplexes them all. And that's what makes this conversation so engaging and enlightening. Each of the authors responds with a 'yes but no' or a 'no but yes.' Together, they draw on tradition, philosophy, scriptural analysis, and -- especially -- mysticism to affirm both the depth and the diversity of faiths that call themselves monotheistic."Charles Amjad-Ali
-- Luther Seminary
"This extremely noteworthy book deals with a very critical and thorny issue, which is most often avoided. Highly academic and intellectually stimulating, this is also one of the most hopeful texts I have read on this subject. It is of critical significance for anyone involved in theologies of religion, especially within the 'monotheistic' or 'Abrahamic' tradition. . . . Imperative for anybody who is involved in interfaith dialogue."
About the Author
Miroslav Volf is Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. His other books include Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation
; The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World
; and Against the Tide: Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities