Christianity and Islam in a pluralistic society: The coexistence and challenges
Hrišćanstvo i islam u pluralističkom društvu - sapostojanje i izazovi

Zlatko Matić
2020 Sabornost  
The imposed problem by social context, which directly refers to the co-existence of Christianity and Islam, articulates through simple and direct questions: Can Christians and Muslims read the signs of time together, in the world of God they share. Are there common cultural and theological paradigms, which would allow a common analysis of the signs of the historical moment? Could they interpret them together, and finally, could they join together in the process of reaction to the challenges in
more » ... the challenges in the purpose of transformation of this kind of world? Can the modern society be understood as a chance, not for these entities each, but as a chance for these two faiths in their eventual joint action in the field of testify of God, protological Creator and eschatological Savior? Simply, can we do it together? In order to answer all of these questions, we will consider the central issue, to what extent is Islam a challenge, and a chance to Christianity, to its word - theology, but to the modern (Christian, western) civilization? At the end, in a form of several examples we shall present our personal opinion, which concerns certain appeals of orthodox dogmatic and comparative theology, which is led by Islam, by its existence, and by its message in the pluralistic society.
doi:10.5937/sabornost2014141m fatcat:iywt5drlpbgjfn666n32x26xga