Abraham's Tent

A SMOTJ Web Magazine

Christians as Bridge Builders

History tells us much about the role that Christians have played in building bridges to the disparate Abrahamic religions in the Holy Land. The following article, by Jason Farago which appeared in the NY Times, looks deeply into the story of that area and the forces that attempted to bring peace to an area that has rarely seen that blessing in recent years.

-Editor

Read the article:
What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance By JASON FARAGO


Publisher
Clayton Michael Kemmerer
Editor
LTC Thomas P. Curtis II
Contributing Editors
Rev. Michael P. Forbes
David D. Fautua
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Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Mishnah and the Talmud. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.

Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: Allāh) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 BC – c. 8 June 632 AD), considered by them to be the last prophet of God.

Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as "Christ" or the Messiah.

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