Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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"Burrell’s work is highly learned ...This is not an easy book, but it is well worth the effort in wrestling with as we attempt to come to our own answers to such vexed questions.” (Regent’s Reviews, 2012)
“This is a challenging, sensitive, appreciative, deep and broad-minded book.” (The Muslim World Book Review, 2012)
“Burrell encourages dialogue between persons – conversations that may foster mutual understanding of such antithetical issues as ways of interpreting Scripture, Scripture as the word of God, Muslim attitudes toward the Christ figure, and Christians relating to a fresh revelation after Christ. [He] concludes that whatever Christians may think about Judaism and Islam, their encounter with Jews and Muslims is what matters. Recommended: Graduate students and above." Choice (2011)"The work of a master scholar who has devoted a lifetime of scholarly, dialogical, and contemplative reflection to these three interconnected traditions. Audacious in its breadth, the book also addresses important and urgent issues, ranging from creation and eschatology to providence and grace, and the debates that even today continue to divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This learned and passionate book is a service to all three communities, a helpful reference work for the ongoing dialogue."
—Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University
"Comparative Theology at its best, focusing on fundamental religious questions and pointing to ways in which the dialogue between religious traditions can both expand and deepen theological understanding. Skillfully comparing representative thinkers from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions and combining theological reflection with personal narratives, Burrell sheds new light on ancient doctrines and offers helpful suggestions for dealing with issues that have long troubled the relationship between the three traditions."
—Catherine Cornille, Boston College
"This book is both the fruit of, and an invitation to hospitality. After decades of welcoming and being welcomed by the Jewish and Muslim intellectual traditions, David Burrell challenges Christians, Muslims and Jews to recognize that we share a common intellectual home; that despite our differences--or rather by exploring them--we will discover a richness that each tradition brings to the discourse about the one God."
—Daniel A Madigan, SJ, Georgetown University