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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is God One, Three, Both, or Neither?

As I noted last week, when it comes to differing notions of God in Islam and Christianity, I do not think that either tradition is honored, nor the truth served, if we fudge the differences. A book coming out in September (from Brill, which publishes wonderful scholarship in the area at hideous prices, alas) takes us back to the earliest of those Christian-Muslim debates over the nature of God: Sara Leila Husseini, Early Christian-Muslim Debate on the Unity of God: Three Christian Scholars and Their Engagement With Islamic Thought (9th Century C.E.) (Brill, 2014), 

About this book the publisher tells us:

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