By Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen
Jews, Christians, and Muslims usually deal with one another as strangers. Their Holy Books should not the reason for their conflicts and enmity yet relatively convey find out how to remedy them. They inform a standard tale of the lifelong trip of the individual 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 well-known Genesis tale of Abraham who entertained 3 strangers, Wessels' oblique message is that we're liable 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 ebook provides."
--Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake woodland University
"A Stranger is Calling . . . is through some distance [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 likely disparate parts jointly in one of these amazing and enlightening manner. 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 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 relatively Christian? (1994), and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated? (2006).
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