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Christian-Muslim dialogue in action. Rev. Anawati – Dr. Baraka, A controversy in the twentieth century

This book traces the history of the theological position of Rev. Anawati, an expert at the Second Vatican Council on questions relating to Islam, and the response of Dr. al-Baraka, a professor at the prestigious al-Azhar University. The translation and presentation of the texts is a significant contribution to the contemporary history of this dialogue. The author also offers valuable keys to discernment and methodology in order to avoid semantic and theological confusion.

Cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire de la position théologique du Père Anawati, expert au Concile Vatican II sur les questions relatives à l’islam, et sur la réponse que lui a opposé le Dr. al-Baraka, enseignant de la prestigieuse Université d’al-Azhar. La traduction et la présentation des textes est une contribution notoire à l’histoire contemporaine de ce dialogue. L’auteur offre par ailleurs des clefs précieuses de discernement et de méthodologie afin d’éviter les confusions sémantiques et théologiques.

إنّ هذا الكتاب يعيدُ رسمَ تاريخ الموقف اللاهوتي الذي تبنّاه الأب عنواتي الخبير في المجمّع الفاتيكاني الثاني حول المسائل المتعلّقة بالإسلام والردّ الذي واجهه من خلاله الدكتور البركة، أستاذ في جامعة الأزهر المرموقة. وتشكّل ترجمةُ النصوص وعرضُها مساهمةً كبرى في التاريخ المعاصر لهذا الحوار. ويقدِّم المؤلّف مفاتيح قيّمة للتمييز والمنهجية بغية تجنّب الالتباسات الدلاليّة واللاهوتيّة.

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