Naming God: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Author: Lucinda Mosher

November 15, 2023

In Naming God: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, a record of the 2021 Building Bridges Seminar, six scholars examine the many ways Christians and Muslims refer to and describe God and the significance of naming God differently.

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Table of Contents

  • Participants 
  • Introduction

Part One: Naming God in Scripture

  • Walking the Knife-Edge: Christian Scripture on Labeling the Ineffable | Christopher M. Hays
  • Bible Passages on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue
  • Calling God by His Name: The Subject and Object of "Naming God" in the Qur'an | Maria Massi Dakake
  • Qur'an and Hadith on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue

Part Two: Naming God in Theological Discourse

  • What's in a Name? A Christian Historical Perspective on Naming God | Christoph Schw√∂bel
  • Christian Theological Discourse on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue
  • Commentaries on the Divine Names: Two Exemplars from the Islamic Tradition | Yousef Casewit
  • Muslim Theological Discourse on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue

Part Three: Naming God in Devotional Practice

  • Naming God in Christian Prayer and Worship: Its Impact on Spiritual Formation | Lucy Gardner
  • Christian Devotional Literature on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue
  • A Matter of Theurgy: The Impact of Naming God in Muslim Devotional Practice | Reza Shah-Kazemi
  • Muslim Devotional Literature on Naming God: Selections for Dialogue

Part Four: Reflections

  • Conversations in Cyberspace: A Sampler from the Virtual Circle | Lucinda Mosher

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