Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christian W. Troll and C.T.R. Hewer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823243198

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 29 March 2020

Teaching the Religion of Others

Teaching the Religion of Others

(p.146) Teaching the Religion of Others
Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Michel Lagarde

Fordham University Press

A French member of the Missionaries of Africa, Lagarde has devoted much of his life to teaching at PISAI. He charts the four-fold development of his life and practice through: understanding, respect, recognition of the mutual right to be different, and witness – to invite others to make the same journey. His academic discipline has been in Qur’an commentary making a major contribution to the study of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi. The chapter develops the thesis that “meaning lies in difference:” so cultures and religions acquire depth and significance in relation to one another not in isolation. The thesis is exemplified in the difference between Islamic gnosis and Christian soteriology, the differences within Muslim scholarship concerning the Qur’an, and the different ways in which common material can be used. The climax of the thesis is reached: the meaning of the transcendence of God lies in difference itself.

Keywords:   Missionaries of Africa, Lagarde, PISAI, Qur’an, al-Razi, Difference

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .