Can Muslims and Christians Live Together in Peace?

Here is quote from an article I read today:

…it is simplistic to blame the media for misrepresenting the history of relations between Christians and Muslims when neither group is willing to engage the reality outside the media’s fantasy world.

Sounds intriguing? Read below this a article By Robert A. Hunt

This is Part One of a two-part series on Christian/Muslim relations.

Pope and Saudi king

One of the great changes in Western thought during the Enlightenment was the rise of the social sciences, and with them scientific explanations of human behavior on all levels. Religion itself could be thus explained with no recourse to supernatural revelation. It is not that such things didn’t grip the human mind, rather, they were understood to be manifestations of deeper social and psychological needs. As a motivation for violence, or for peace, they were mere symptoms of more fundamental human conflicts. Resolve these and religious peace would surely follow.

At least at a popular level, this enlightenment confidence in the powers of the rational economic, social, psychological, and political sciences to explain conflict has all but disappeared. In current American popular discourse we find the continued assertion that in fact being Muslim, or Christian, trumps all other considerations in how people live with their neighbors.

Read on…

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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