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Confessing Tawhid and the Trinity: Towards a Christian–Muslim Theology of Liberation

  • Hussam S. Timani
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Abstract

This chapter argues that a greater need exists today to develop a universal or interreligious liberation theology that speaks from multiple religious traditions and caters to a larger number of poor and oppressed people. This chapter attempts to construct such a theology by demonstrating how Christian and Muslim theologians may utilize the Qur’anic concept of God’s oneness (tawhid) and the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to construct ethical, universal criteria that address the challenges of globalization. This chapter—which demonstrates how Christian and Muslim theologians will indeed benefit by drawing from the sources of the other—builds on Theodor Damian’s attempts to relate globalization to fundamental Christian doctrines such as the Trinity. This chapter expands on this relation to include fundamental Islamic doctrines as it seeks to demonstrate that the oneness of God expressed in both the Islamic tawhid and the Christian Trinity is an affirmation of our ontological connection to God and His justice.

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  • Hussam S. Timani
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  1. 1.Christopher Newport UniversityNewport NewsUSA

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