Earth, Empire and Sacred Text - Muslims and Christians as Trustees of Creation - David L. Johnston

Earth, Empire and Sacred Text - Muslims and Christians as Trustees of Creation - David L. Johnston

Chapter 11 A COMMON THEOLOGY OF TRUSTEESHIP

Earth, Empire and Sacred Text - Muslims and Christians as Trustees of Creation - David L. Johnston

David L. Johnston [+-]
Saint Joseph’s University
David L. Johnston is Visiting Scholar at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct lecturer at the Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He lived for fifteen years in Algeria, Egypt and the West Bank, where he served as a pastor and teacher. He then completed his PhD work at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California) in theology and Islamic Studies; continued his research and taught part-time at the Religious Studies Department at Yale University. His published articles and essays have mostly focused on the intersection of theology and law in contemporary Islam (Islamochristiana, Islamic Law and Society, The Maghreb Review, Die Welt des Islams and Journal of the American Academy of Religion). His blogs can be found on his website, www.humantrustees.org

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We now come to the third part of this work, the part which seeks to connect the theory and data of the previous chapters in order to provide a viable theological foundation for Muslims and Christians to re-envision their joint God-given caliphate and carry it out more faithfully on this planet. I seek to go further than before, both in the on-going Muslim– Christian conversation about hermeneutics and a theology of humanity, and in the practical business of making this earth more of a community. This will involve a struggle for greater justice for the poor and margina- lized and the promotion of a culture of peace and conÀict resolution, often in direct confrontation with the seemingly ubiquitous tentacles of the global capitalist matrix. 

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Johnston, David L.. Chapter 11 A COMMON THEOLOGY OF TRUSTEESHIP. Earth, Empire and Sacred Text - Muslims and Christians as Trustees of Creation. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 455 - 518 Apr 2010. ISBN 9781781790359. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19307. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19307. Apr 2010

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