God Needs No Defense Reimagining Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century

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EAN: 9783862692231

A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher

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A people whose hearts are divided are ruled by their passions, leaving no place for the common good. Instead of being a unified nation, they are merely individuals gathered together in the physical sense though one might think that they are unified, their hearts are, in reality, disunited and discordant. They have become — as some say — like goats scattered in an open field, surrounded by ravenous beasts. If the goats are well for a time, this is merely because predators have yet to reach them but, one day, these predators will surely arrive… Division has been the cause of weakness, defeat and failure throughout the ages. It is the root of destruction and bankruptcy, the source of collapse and ruination, and the agent of humiliation and chaos.” ~ Introduction to the Fundamental Principles of Nahdlatul Ulama (1926), which appears in English translation, for the first time, in this volume I regard the work of Humanitarian Islam and the Movement for Shared Civilizational Values as one of the most pathbreaking and important developments in world politics and cross-civilizational ethics in our generation. No event that I know of is more timely, urgent, or well conceived.” ~ Robert Hefner, Professor of Anthropology & International Relations at Boston University and President, American Institute for Indonesian Studies
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