By Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen
Jews, Christians, and Muslims usually deal with one another as strangers. Their Holy Books are usually not the reason for their conflicts and enmity yet relatively exhibit how you can clear up them. They inform a standard tale of the lifelong trip of the individual to the promised urban, the promised land, and the promised global the place justice and righteousness reign.
"Relying on wealthy references to poetry, prose, and paintings, Wessels probes the age-old and sacred perform of hospitality to strangers. Centering his research at the well-known Genesis tale of Abraham who entertained 3 strangers, Wessels' oblique message is that we're prone to incurring nice losses whilst ignoring the stranger. scholars of inter-religious encounters, from collage classes to conferences in church buildings, synagogues, and mosques, will drastically enjoy the erudite and in-depth details this publication provides."
--Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake wooded area University
"A Stranger is Calling . . . is through a ways [Anton's] richest and such a lot bold textual content but. It weaves a truly colourful and wealthy tapestry of multivalent and various traditions. in simple terms an erudite and demanding student like Anton may have introduced such possible disparate parts jointly in this kind of marvelous and enlightening method. This coherent travel de strength invitations us to reevaluate our views on fact, historical past, revelation, or even the divine."
-- Charles Amjad-Ali, from the foreword
Anton Wessels is Professor Emeritus of the heritage of faith, Islam particularly, at VU collage Amsterdam. he's the writer of The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: 3 Books, towns, One Tale (2013), Europe, was once it Ever quite Christian? (1994), and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated? (2006).
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