A Christian Perspective on Humanitarian Islam: Considerations on the "Gerkan Pemuda Ansor Declaration"

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Abstract

This article responds to the “Gerakan Pemuda Ansor Declaration on Humanitarian Islam” from a Christian theological perspective, based on the conviction that, also from a Christian perspective, the Qu’ran must be understood as a revelation of God. First, the article traces the changes in the official Catholic view of Islam from the Second Vatican Council to the Abu Dhabi Declaration “A Document of Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”. The article then explores the “Gerakan Pemuda Ansor Declaration” in three steps. First, it refers to its being addressed to all people of good will, which calls for new alliances across the borders of religions and nations. Second, it contrasts an attitude of supremacy with one of sensibility, in which actions are understood as contributions rather than assertions of domination. Third, the article suggests that every new theological declaration also requires an aesthetic expression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHumanitarian Islam. Reflection on an Islamic Concept
EditorsRüdiger Lohlker, Katharina Ivanyi
Place of PublicationPaderborn
PublisherBrill Ferdinand Schöningh
Pages55-68
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

SeriesReligion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society
Volume24
ISSN2198-5235

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 603206 Fundamental theology

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