Abraham in Narrative Worldviews: Reflections on Doing Comparative Theology through Christian–Muslim Conversation in Turkey.

Bibliographic Information: 

Bristow, George. "Abraham in Narrative Worldviews: Reflections on Doing Comparative Theology through Christian–Muslim Conversation in Turkey." Chap. 2 In Biblical Interpretation in Islamic Context: Qur'anic Conversations, edited by Danny Crowther, Shirin Shafaie, Ida Glaser and Shabbir Akhtar. Routledge Biblical Interpretation in Islamic Context Series, 31-44. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Description

The term Abrahamic is widely used for one circle of interfaith dialogue. However, the extent to which Abraham is common ground between Christians and Muslims is questionable. I approach the question through a comparative theological examination of the partially overlapping narratives in the Bible and the Qur’an and their use by Christians and Muslims, using a polarities model which builds on the deep connection between narrative and worldview. I then offer five examples of such comparison from the Abraham narratives to clarify both the limited harmony and the extensive dissonance in the respective readings.

Publisher: 
New York: Routledge