AM I NOT YOUR LORD?
Human Meaning in Divine Question
What have ablutions at the mosque
to do with the destruction of the World Trade Center on 11 September
2001? Rituals for cleansing are familiar in all the world religions
but how do they belong with the structures of economic power and
political passion? Are they only laundering exercises that leave
untouched the guilt of high finance and the enmity of religious
How should an honest realism evaluate
the role of religions in the global scene today?
Where that inclusive question is resolved
into the familiar formula of Islam and the West, how
should Muslims and Christians, present in both hemispheres, read
their responsibility in faith and practice?
This book takes up the tangled issues
under the comprehensive question of Allah in the Quran (7.172)
to world humanity: Am I not your Lord? It reviews the
long story and present relations of Islam and Christianity. Their
liability to the world moves honestly only in their interrogation
Kenneth Cragg served as both scholar
and bishop in the lands of the Middle East and also held academic
posts in the UK, Lebanon, Nigeria and the USA.
He was the author of many studies in
contemporary relations between the Semitic faiths. He was an Honorary
Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and an Hon. D.D. of the University
of Leeds and former Bye-Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
He served as Honorary Assistant
Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford.
216 x 138mm, 256 pages, hardback
ISBN 1 901764 21 4