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Title: Exploring the Depths and Boundaries of Fraternity
Subtitle: A Muslim Reading of Fratelli Tutti
Author(s): NGUYEN, Martin
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 32    Issue: 1   Date: 2022   
Pages: 21-31
DOI: 10.2143/SID.32.1.3290942

Abstract :
This essay offers, from a Muslim theological perspective, a preliminary set of comments and critiques of the papal encyclical Fratelli Tutti intended to further enrich the ongoing interreligious conversation as well as open new ones. Rather than providing a comprehensive treatment, the piece draws attention selectively to those passages with special significance or meaning for Muslim readers. Attention is first paid to some of the indirect, but significant structural issues that the encyclical raises with respect to certain symbolic invocations, like the trope of a division between East and West and the figures of the Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb and Mary, mother of Jesus. Conceptions of strangers, neighbors, and native place are also critically explored as well as the practical dimensions, implications, and concerns related to some of the guidance presented, especially as they relate to shared concerns of social justice.

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