Christianity and islam

Salli Effungani

Christian-Muslim relation has biblical and theological underpinnings. However, the author’s point of departure is the biblical principle of fairness to religious experience, which is rooted in Paul’s Aeropaus’s teaching, recorded in the biblical accounts in Acts 17:22-33. Recognizing the religious experiences of others will create spaces for peaceful co-existence, and for Christians to peacefully actualize their biblical assignments of building peace (Mathew 5:9), loving their neighbors (Mark 12:31), and of making disciples (Mathew 28: 16-20). This is because if the environment is polarized and there is no peace, Christians cannot witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The apprehension of the author also involves an inclusive comprehension of the Islamic religion, and the nature of the relationship between Christians and Muslims in the location of the Mission of God, to disentangle any implications that these entities may have on theology, if not well understood, enunciated, and accomplished. This however does not in any way curtail the significance of the theologies of religions, or theological convictions for interfaith relations, because a relationship with the religious other is a biblical and theological imperative..

Rev. Dr. Salli Effungani is passionate about exploring the dynamics of religious pluralism, Christian-Muslim relations, the correlation between religion, peace and development globally and specifically in African continent. Rev Salli is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC). She is currently on secondment; working for the programme for Christian-Muslim relations in Africa (PROCMURA) as the programme officer. She is also an adjunct lecturer with St, Pauls University, Limuru Kenya. She holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in religious studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUE).

Christianity and islam

Format : 20,5 x 14,5
Pages : 184
Parution : 2022
ISBN : 978 9956-0-9529-2

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