Sixteenth Building Bridges Seminar: Power—Divine and Human

May 8, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Healy Hall Riggs Library Map

The sixteenth Building Bridges Seminar, chaired by Professor Daniel A. Madigan, S.J., met May 8 to 12, 2017, at the Airlie conference center in Warrenton, Virginia, on the theme of "Power—Divine and Human: Christian and Muslim Perspectives." This international circle of scholars engaged in close reading and dialogue on such questions as the nature of God’s power and authority; the nature of a human life and a human community that has recognized and subjected itself to God’s power; and the exercise of power by the community of believers in the broader world.

The public was invited to the seminar’s opening session on May 9, which featured overview lectures by Professors Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University) and Philip Sheldrake (Westcott House, Cambridge). 

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Book November 19, 2019

Power: Divine and Human: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

A record of the sixteenth Building Bridges Seminar (2017), this volume offers pairs of essays on a topic not usually explored in depth in Christian-Muslim conversations, plus the actual text-excerpts for dialogical study.