The Community of Friends of God: An Exploration in Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology of Sainthood
Today’s multi-religious world demands different approaches in theological discourses. Comparative theology has emerged as a field that focuses on the ways in which learning from non-Christian religions can enrich Christian theology. This lecture goes beyond a comparison of similarities and differences by presenting how the study of an Islamic concept of sainthood (walāya) may inform Christians in answering one question that emerges from today’s multi-faith context: “Is it possible for Christians to acknowledge individuals of other traditions as saints?”
Harmakaputra, Hans A., "The Community of Friends of God: An Exploration in Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology of Sainthood" (2019). Collegeville Institute Lectures. 39.