Power: Divine and Human

220 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626167285 (1626167281)

220 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626167292 (162616729X)

January 2020
LC: 2019005029



Power: Divine and Human
Christian and Muslim Perspectives
Lucinda Mosher and David Marshall, Editors
This is the next volume of the Building Bridges Seminar. As is always the case, Power—Divine and Human: Christian and Muslim Perspectives comprises pairs of essays by Christians and Muslims which introduce texts for dialogical study, plus the actual text-excerpts themselves.

This new book goes far beyond mere reporting on a dialogical seminar; rather, it provides guidance and materials for constructing a similar dialogical experience on a particular topic. As a resource for comparative theology, Power—Divine and Human is unique in that it takes up a topic not usually explored in depth in Christian-Muslim conversations. It is written by scholars for scholars. However, in tone and structure it is suitable for the non-specialist as well. Students (undergraduate and graduate), religious leaders, and motivated non-specialists will find it readable and useful. While it falls solidly in the domain of comparative theology, it can also be used in courses on dialogical reading of scripture, interreligious relations, and political philosophy.
Lucinda Mosher is Assistant Academic Director of the Building Bridges Seminar; Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies, Hartford Seminary; and Center for Anglican Communion Studies Fellow in World Anglicanism, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia.

David Marshall is World Council of Churches Programme Executive in Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation; Academic Director of the Building Bridges Seminar; and Research Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
"The Building Bridges series of Christian-Muslim dialogues have become a unique and indispensable repository of resources to dialogue as theological exchange. The latest publication around the question of "Power" is another invaluable resource for anyone looking for serious interactions between Christians and Muslims on one of the most pressing issues within and across the two faiths. What seems to distinguish the Building Bridges contributions to Christian-Muslim scholarship is the way in which they consistently model a high quality of theological reflection with a confident ownership of the respective traditions in dialogue."—Richard Sudworth, Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religiois Affairs Adviser, Church of England