Academia Weighs In

A Common Word has had a profound effect on interfaith relation. Over the past few years more and more research has gone into its theological underpinning and its transformative effects. Here are a number of books, journals, and articles that have been published about it.

Over the course of these five years a number of academic books and journal articles have been written about the ACW. : H.R.H. Prince Ghazi, Prof. Miroslav Volf and Merissa Yarrington edited a book on it for Eerdmans; another book was prepared by Professor Walid Ansary for Palgrave-Macmillan (to be released in 2010); Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding published an Occasional Paper on it entitled ‘A Common Word and the Future of Christian-Muslim Relations’; the journal Sophia in Washington DC dedicated an issue to it, as did the Beirut Theological Seminary; and in Jordan the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought issued a ‘White Paper’ booklet of all its most important texts.



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A Common Word – Text And Reflections

A Resource for Parishes and Mosques. Muslim Academic Trust.
Demiri, Lejla. (2011)
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Analyzing A Common Word Between Us Muslims And You Christians

A Critical Discourse Analysis. Xlibris Corporation.
Nnabugwu, Joseph. (2011).
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We Have Justice In Common

Christian and Muslim voices from Asia and Africa. Berlin: Konrad-Adenauer-Siftung.
Troll, C.W.; Reifeld, H.; Hewer, C.T.R. (editors)(2010)
In this book the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung publishes the results of a conference on the “Common Word” dialogue. Therewith the KAS pursues two purposes: firstly, to bring together multipliers from Sub-Saharan Africa as well as South and Southeast Asia who so far have not played a prominent role in the “Common Word” process. In addition, the KAS […]

A Common Word

Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor. Erdmans.
Volf, Miroslav; Ghazi bin Muhammad; Yarrington, Melissa.(2010)

Muslim And Christian Understanding

Theory and Application of "A Common Word" Palgrave Macmillan.
El-Ansary, Waleed; Linnan, David K. (2010).
This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how […]
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A Common Word Between Us And You

A Common Word was launched on October 13th 2007 as an open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals to the leaders of the Christian Churches and denominations all over the world, including H.H. Pope Benedict XVI. In essence, it proposes that Islam and Christianity share at their core, the twin “golden” commandments of the paramount importance of loving God and loving the neighbor. Based on this joint common ground, it is presented here as an interfaith theological document which calls for peace and harmony between Christians and Muslims worldwide.
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A Common Word And The Future Of Christian-Muslim Relations

Georgetown University: ACMCU Occasional Papers
Borelli, J. (ed) (2009)
Georgetown University

Above Us And Between Us

An Introduction and Resource and Resource on the Letter: a Common Word Between Us and You Signed by 138 Muslim Scholars. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Colwell, Peter. (2008)
Churches Together



The Future Of Christian Theology

Ford, David F. (2011)
The Future of Christian Theology represents a personal manifesto from one of the world’s leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the twenty-first century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise. Represents an outstanding and engaging account of the task of theology today Offers an insightful description of what […]

Towards A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology

Burrel, David
Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work. Explores the development of the three Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly showing the way in which they have struggled with similar issues over the centuries Shows […]
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The Kuyper Center Review: Revelation And Common Grace

(chapter: page 256. Common Grace: A distinctive resource for "A Common Word")
An Introduction and Resource and Resource on the Letter: a Common Word Between Us and You Signed by 138 Muslim Scholars. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Bowlin, John (2011)
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Toward A Muslim Social Contract In Europe
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Ceric, Mustafa
In honor of the life and work of Sheikh Zaki Badawi, OBE, KBE, and in recognition of his noted public contribution in championing the vital role of religious faith and values in the life of the nation, the AMSS has established the annual Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture. The lecture series is dedicated to Dr Badawi’s […]
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Our Last Best Chance

The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril
H.M. King Abdullah II (2011)
Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril is a book written by King Abdullah II of Jordan and published by Viking Press in New York City

International Handbook Of Inter-Religious Education

(Chapter: Page 709 A Common Word: Building Global Goodwill (Barney Zwartz)
Engebretson, Kath.
This Handbook has the potential to redress the distortion of information about particular religions, to add to understanding about what religions have in common, and to suggest how they can work together for justice and peace. In the present day there is a vital resurgence of interest in religions, with new movements emerging from long […]

Resolving The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Perspectives On The Peace Process

(Mention: Page 310, discussing the Yale response)
Salinas, Moises F. Abu Rabia, Hazza.

Common Ground: Islam, Christianity, And Religious Pluralism

(Page 40)
Heck, Paul.
Christian-Muslim interaction is a reality today in all corners of the globe, but while many celebrate the commonality of these traditions, significant differences remain. If these religions cannot be easily reconciled, can we perhaps view them through a single albeit refractive lens? This is the approach Paul Heck takes in Common Ground: To undertake a […]
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A Common Word Between Us And You

observations on the (mis)uses of Koranic exegesis in interreligious dialogue. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Washington, D.C., 22-25.
Hoover, Jon. (2009)
(pages 22 – 25)



The Root Of Religious Freedom

Interpreting Some Muslim and Christian Sacred Texts in Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2012)
Fiddes, P (February, 2012)
(pages 1 – 16)
Oxford Journals

Common Word, Common Ground:

the love commandments and the understanding of go. Theology Today: Princeton Theological Seminary.
Ferguson, Duncan. (April, 2011)

A Common Word: Muslims And Christians On Loving God And Neighbor

Allison , Anthony. (2011)
Taylor & Francis Group

Growing Ecologies Of Peace, Compassion And Blessing A Muslim Response To ‘A Muscat Manifesto’

Aref Nayed

The Clash Of Civilizations Thesis And Muslims: The Search For An Alternative Paradigm

Islamabad: Islamic Studies 48:2 (Summer 2009) pp. 189-218
Abdullah al-Ahsan
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The text of the Common Word Initiative has been published in an earlier issue of the same magazine: Vol. 17:2 (Summer 2008), pp. 243-260

The Uncommonality Of A Common Word

Volume 3 of Crown paper. Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Lumbard, Joseph. (2009)
Brandeis University

A Common Word

More Positive and Open, Yet Mainstream and Orthodox". Theological Review
Hoover, Jon. (2009)

Sophia: The Journal Of Traditional Studies (2009)

A Common Word. Foundation for Traditional Studies.
Hoover, Jon. (2009)
Sophia Journal

Richter-Bernburg, Lutz.

November, 2008
“A common word between us and you”: observations on the (mis)uses of Koranic exegesis in interreligious dialogue. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Washington, D.C., 22-25.
University of Tuebingen

ACW has also become the subject of a number of M.A. and M. Phil. dissertations in Western universities in various countries (including at Harvard University; the Theological Seminary at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the Center for Studies of Islam in the UK), and it was studied also in various international interfaith conferences and gatherings including the World Economic Forum in Spring 2008.



A Common Word Between Us And You

A New Departure in Muslim Attitudes Towards Christianity. Birmingham, UK.
Edwin, Joseph Victor. MA

A Critical Analysis Of The Islamic Discourse Of Interfaith Dialogue

The University of Arizona
Provencher, Laura Elizabeth. (2010)



Commemorating The 5th Anniversary Of A Common Word Between Us And You

By Regina C. Saschowa
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