By Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen
Jews, Christians, and Muslims usually deal with one another as strangers. Their Holy Books usually are not the reason for their conflicts and enmity yet really exhibit find out how to remedy them. They inform a standard tale of the lifelong trip of the man or woman 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 prone to incurring nice losses whilst ignoring the stranger. scholars of inter-religious encounters, from university classes to conferences in church buildings, synagogues, and mosques, will significantly enjoy the erudite and in-depth details this publication provides."
--Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake wooded area University
"A Stranger is Calling . . . is by way of a ways [Anton's] richest and so much formidable textual content but. It weaves a really colourful and wealthy tapestry of multivalent and various traditions. in basic terms an erudite and demanding student like Anton can have introduced such possible disparate parts jointly in this sort of very good 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 historical past of faith, Islam specifically, at VU collage 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 fairly Christian? (1994), and Muslims and the West: Can They Be Integrated? (2006).
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A Stranger is Calling: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Fellow Travelers by Anton Wessels,Charles Amjad-Ali,Henry Jansen