Miroslav VolfAllah: A Christian Response with Miroslav Volf

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sponsored by the Wilson Center for World Missions and the Office of the Provost

Miroslav Volf, Founder and Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, CT. Miroslav Volf was educated in his native Croatia, United States, and Germany. He earned doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (with highest honors) from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

He has written or edited 15 books and over 70 scholarly articles. His most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996; winner of Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and one of Christianity Today’s  100 most important religious books of the 20th century); After Our Likeness (1998) in which he explores the Trinitarian nature of ecclesial community; Allah: A Christian Response (2011), whether Muslims and Christians have a common God; and A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011). He is actively involved in many top-level initiatives concerning Christian-Muslim relations and is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.

 

Dr. Miroslav Volf speaks in chapel on the main topic of his book, Allah: A Christian Response, as he explores the question of whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

 

Dr. Volf is joined on a response panel by Gordon-Conwell faculty members Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. Adonis Vidu.

 

For more information, please contact Kristin Gelinas, Global Programs Administrator.

 

J. Christy Wilson, Jr. Center for World Missions