By Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen
Jews, Christians, and Muslims frequently deal with one another as strangers. Their Holy Books usually are not the reason for their conflicts and enmity yet really express how you can remedy them. They inform a typical tale of the lifelong trip of the person to the promised urban, the promised land, and the promised international the place justice and righteousness reign.
"Relying on wealthy references to poetry, prose, and artwork, Wessels probes the age-old and sacred perform of hospitality to strangers. Centering his research at the recognized 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 info this booklet provides."
--Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake wooded area University
"A Stranger is Calling . . . is through a long way [Anton's] richest and such a lot formidable textual content but. It weaves a truly colourful and wealthy tapestry of multivalent and numerous traditions. in basic terms an erudite and significant pupil like Anton can have introduced such doubtless disparate components jointly in any such excellent and enlightening approach. This coherent travel de strength invitations us to reevaluate our views on fact, background, revelation, or even the divine."
-- Charles Amjad-Ali, from the foreword
Anton Wessels is Professor Emeritus of the background of faith, Islam specifically, at VU college Amsterdam. he's the writer of The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: 3 Books, towns, One Tale (2013), Europe, used to be it Ever particularly Christian? (1994), and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated? (2006).
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