Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths (Isma'il Raji al Faruqi)


This book, Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths, edited by the late Dr. Isma'il R. al Faruqi, is certain to be hailed as a historic milestone in Muslim-Christian-Jewish dialogue. Perhaps not since the early Middle Ages when the grand courts of Damascus, Baghdad, and Qurtubah (Cordova) witnessed numerous dialogues and debates between the adherents of these three Abrahamic faiths has there been such a successful effort made by religious scholars to communicate with one another on matters of faith and understanding. This book, readers may note, goes beyond the modern-day ostensible studies in comparative religion, and each of the contributing scholars evinces and appreciation and more-than-cursory knowledge of all three faiths. The authors take up three major topics: The Other Faiths, the Nation-State as a Form of Social Organization, and The Faith-Community as a Transnational Actor for Justice and Peace. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contributors offer their respective enlightened views on the subjects discussed.