Earth, empire and sacred text : Muslims and Christians as trustees of creation
- David L. Johnston.
- London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2010.
- Physical description
- xiii, 632 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Comparative Islamic studies.
- Johnston, David L., 1952-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -620) and indexes.
- Foreword by Bishop Kenneth Cragg Introduction
- Part 1: Our Postmodern Situation
- Chapter 1: Postmodernity and the Double Wall
- Chapter 2: Beyond Modernism: Time, Space and the Self
- Chapter 3: Beyond Modernism: From Theory to Activism
- Chapter 4: Qur'an, Bible, Hermeneutics and Theology
- Chapter 5: Reading Holy Scriptures
- Part 2: Human Trusteeship: Muslim and Christian Interpretations
- Chapter 6: The Human Caliphate: Qur'anic Data
- Chapter 7: Tafsir of Q. 2:30: Classical Period
- Chapter 8: Tafsir of Q. 2:30: Modern Period
- Chapter 9: Tafsir of Q. 2:30: Postmodern Period
- Chapter 10: A Biblical Trusteeship of Humanity
- Part 3: Toward an applied Muslim-Christian theology of trusteeship
- Chapter 11: A Common Theology of Trusteeship
- Chapter 12: Conclusion Appendix A: Sabeel Statement (2004) Appendix B: CPT in the Hebron District Appendix C: Ninian Smart's Typology of Religious Experience Appendix D: Toward an Authentic Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
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- Publisher's summary
This book seeks to construct a Muslim-Christian theological discourse on creation and humanity, which could help adherents of both faiths work together to preserve our planet, bring justice to its most needy inhabitants and contribute to peacebuilding in areas of conflict. Drawing from the disciplines of theology, philosophy, ethics, hermeneutics, critical theory and the social sciences, its premise is that theology is always developed in particular situations. A first part explores the global context of postmodernity (the post-Cold War world dominated by a neoliberal capitalist system) and the influential turn away from the modern Cartesian view of the autonomous, disembodied self, to a self defined in discourse, community and culture (postmodernism). A second part traces the "career" of Q. 2:30 (Adam's God-mandated trusteeship), first in Islamic commentaries in the classical period and then in the writings of Muslim scholars in the modern and postmodern periods. The concept of human trusteeship under God is also studied over time in Christian and Jewish writers. The third part, building on the previous data, draws together the essential elements for a Muslim-Christian theology of human trusteeship.
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- Comparative Islamic studies
- 9781845532253 (hbk.)
- 1845532252 (hbk.)
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