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Title: Appropriating Christian and Islamic Sacred Texts to Underscore the Theology of Inclusive Pluralism
Subtitle: Toward Effective Global Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Author(s): IWUCHUKWU, Marinus
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 39 Issue: 3 Date: 2015-2016
It has become somewhat anachronistic to validate monoculturalism and religious exclusivism as the acceptable order in today’s pluralistic societies. It is also becoming increasingly unacceptable to ignore, deny, or demean the existence of the religious other in many pluralistic societies today. Among the many obstacles to effective interreligious dialogue between Muslims and Christians across the globe, the resistance to efforts of genuine dialogue by strong believers in either exclusivism or supersessionism among Christians and Muslims stand out. Jacques Dupuis advocated that Christians approach dialogue bearing in mind religious pluralism is not just a de facto reality but also a de jure of God’s relationship with all people. This article will focus on exploring the sacred texts of both Christianity and Islam for evidences in support of inclusive pluralism and to use those evidences to advance the cause for effective Muslim-Christian dialogue in today’s religious pluralistic societies. It will also advocate a new and different approach to the concept of mission or dawah in Christianity and Islam respectively.