Humanity: Texts and Contexts is a record of the 2007
Singapore "Building Bridges" seminar, an annual dialogue between
Muslim and Christian scholars cosponsored by Georgetown University
and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This volume explores three
central questions: What does it mean to be human? What is the
significance of the diversity that is evident among human beings?
And what are the challenges that humans face living within the
A distinguished group of scholars focuses on the theological
responses to each of these questions, drawing on the wealth of
material found in both Christian and Islamic scriptures. Part one
lays out the three issues of human identity, difference, and
guardianship. Part two explores scriptural texts side by side,
pairing Christian and Islamic scholars who examine such themes as
human dignity, human alienation, human destiny, humanity and
gender, humanity and diversity, and humanity and the environment.
In addition to contributions from an international cast of
outstanding scholars, the book includes an afterword by Archbishop
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