"...Sharing Mary must be praised for its novel approach...(it) brings home ...an idea stressed by recent scholarship... that the Qur'an is in constant conversation with the Biblical tradition. The work succeeds in awakening curiosity and will surely prove a useful resource for interfaith education." --Diego A Sarrio, Washington, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, January 2011
"Written, not in a polemic spirit of proving one religion to be superior to another, but in the spirit of reconciliation... this book is highly recommended for anyone interested in interfaith dialogue." --Simon Ross Valentine, Church Times, UK, January 2011
"...the compiler of this book was motivated...to clear existing misconceptions and promote understanding and cooperation between two of the world's most widely followed religions...she deserves much credit for her invaluable contribution to inter-religious study and dialogue especially that between Islam and Christianity." --Muhammad Khan, Muslim News, UK, December 2010
"Ter Borg, neither a theologian nor involved in any community of believers, approaches her subject with great intellectual curiosity and a strong sense for the expressive eloquence of the holy texts.." --Elma Kronemeijer, Nieuwe Moskee, December 2010
The contributors accept as a given the impossibility of ... objectivity. They are convinced, however, that a modicum of fairness is possible. Based on the texts cited in this collection, the Qur'an clearly comes across as less dogmatic than is generally presumed, especially in the West. Indeed, ter Borg is of the persuasion that the Qur'an is more sensitive to women's issues and generally less violent than is usually thought. Suitable for both public and academic libraries. Recommended for lower-level
--Professor emeritus, M. Swartz, Boston University Choice, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 2011
From the Author
Thankyou to Georgetown University for their launch of this book.
Thankyou to interfaith group SIFRE for the launch of this book in UK.