The Sign of Jonah: Can Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Jason Micheli —  January 19, 2016 — 1 Comment

“Christians must guard against the assumption that when the Qu’ran differs explicitly from biblical revelation it is therefore false.”

Last week I posted an essay from my teacher, theologian Bruce McCormack, thinking through possible Christian responses to the question: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

061213soulenTo continue that conversation, my friend, theologian Kendall Soulen, offered me his essay below which reflects on the very same issues. In it, Soulen points out the tradition among the Church Fathers of typological reading to inform theology and, as an example of such reading, uses the short story of Jonah to suggest three varying types of conversion to God. Each of these types, Soulen suggests, can correspond to how we conceive each of the Abrahamic faiths worshipping God.

It’s a PDF so just click on it below.

Soulen – The Sign of Jonah

 

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  1. Soulen-Islam and Nineveh | theoutwardquest - March 15, 2016

    […] Soulen’s article uses a kind of typological interpretation of the Book of Jonah.  The article is “The Sign of Jonah on the Relation of the Abrahamic Faiths”.  For a link to the article, see here. […]

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