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Catholic, Muslim scholars discusses faith, reason

Catholic World News - November 29, 2011

The Catholic-Muslim Forum, a dialogue between Muslim and Catholic scholars formed in the wake of Pope Benedict’s Regensburg address, has held its second session in Jordan. Scholars and religious leaders from both sides discussed faith and reason..

“We have passed from formal dialogue to a dialogue between friends,” said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. “We realized that we have a common heritage.”

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Nov. 30, 2011 8:12 AM ET USA

    sfmcoll4301, you hit the nail precisely on the head. That plus the fact that there is no Vatican for Islam to define what is "true Islam" vs heretical Islam is the core of the problem with any dialogue with them. To many Muslims, this effort at dialogue probably puts the death sentence on the heads of the scholars who dare to dialogue with the infidels (ie, us).

  • Posted by: Salome - Nov. 30, 2011 4:31 AM ET USA

    But Islam makes no room for reason. Allah is pure will. To be reasonable would be a restriction.

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