‘In our time’: Francis moves beyond Nostra Aetate

My newest piece on dotCommonweal. Read an excerpt here and continue reading on Commonweal’s website.

Muslim immigration to Italy. Persecution of Christians in Syria. Anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Netherlands. Anti-Christian rulings in Malaysia. Mosque burnings in the United States and church burnings in Egypt. These sad events are some of the most obvious points of contact between Catholics and Muslims in the modern world. Thus, it’s unsurprising that Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, or “The Joy of the Gospel,” makes mention of Islam and Catholic-Muslim interaction. In his familiar style, Pope Francis smartly roots his commentary on Islam in the tradition of the Church and his predecessors, while at the same time forges new theological territory.

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One thought on “‘In our time’: Francis moves beyond Nostra Aetate

  1. A really excellent article, Jordan. Thank you for keeping this up. It is so needed.

    Paul

    From: Jordan Denari <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Jordan Denari <comment+eqo-b4grn8qp6evu8xnk2nj@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:34 PM To: Paul Knapp <pknapp@yandl.com> Subject: [New post] In our time: Francis moves beyond Nostra Aetate

    jdenari posted: “My newest piece on dotCommonweal. Read an excerpt here and continue reading on Commonweal’s website. Muslim immigration to Italy. Persecution of Christians in Syria. Anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Netherlands. Anti-Christian rulings in Malaysia. Mosque bu”

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