''In 2007, a number of Muslim leaders published an open letter in the New York Times that they called 'A Common Word'; the document stressed the common ground of Islam and Christianity in love of God and love of neighbor. This important volume unites that original letter and one of the most substantial Christian replies, the so-called Yale Response, created by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, with new essays by notables such as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Harvey Cox, Andre Saperstein, and Sen. John Kerry. Almost without doubt one of the most profound interfaith movements and statements in recent memory, this work brings a new audience to this crucial dialog; essential reading for the thoughtful Christian or Muslim.'' --Library Journal
''In spite of the enormous problems that face the world today, I am hopeful and confident that we are on a path towards finding solutions, thanks in large part to efforts like 'A Common Word,' which . . . has the potential to effect radical and positive change in relations between Muslims and Christians.'' --Tony Blair - from the foreword
''We all want to see a great deal of change. Somewhere between religious war and religious harmony is tolerance, acceptance of others' freedom to believe. I am so impressed by and so grateful to 'A Common Word' for not merely longing for a better dialogue but also standing up and delivering one.'' --Senator John F. Kerry - from the last chapter
About the Author
Miroslav Volf is Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. His books include Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation; The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World; and Against the Tide: Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities.