Liberation as a correlate of religiosity : a Christian–Muslim perspective on fundamental trust

Show simple item record Urbaniak, Jakub 2014-12-02T13:06:43Z 2014-10
dc.description.abstract This article explores the dialectical relationship between liberating trust in reality and religious faith in God, interpreted from a Christian–Muslim perspective. An underlying conviction is that liberation constitutes a necessary mutual correlate of a “true” religiosity, i.e. liberation is to be conceived as both prerequisite for and realization of a genuine religiosity, and vice versa. As opposed to a “true” religiosity, born from liberating trust and finding its fulfilment in prophetic action aimed at liberation of human realities, religious belief and practice that stem from fundamental mistrust are likely to deteriorate into either religious fundamentalism or indifferentism. The article focuses on fundamental trust in reality as capable of evoking the liberating and uniting force of religious theory and praxis. It aims to render explicit the religious and ecumenical potential (hitherto not fully realized) of the theological–ethical considerations of Hans Küng, in particular within a Christian–Muslim framework. The first part of the article, more conceptual in character, examines Küng’s views on fundamental (mis)trust and its religious implications. The second part seeks to identify theological insights that shed light on the specifically Christian and specifically Muslim interpretations of liberating trust. My hope is that this study may contribute to a truly global ecumenism whose objective is to render religion an instrument of liberation, not oppression. en_US
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dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Urbaniak, J 2014, 'Liberation as a correlate of religiosity : a Christian–Muslim perspective on fundamental trust', Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 451-469. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6410 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9311 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/09596410.2014.939809
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2014 University of Birmingham. This is an electronic version of an article published in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 451-469, 2014. doi : 10.1080/09596410.2014. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations is available online at : en_US
dc.subject Fundamental trust en_US
dc.subject Global ecumenism en_US
dc.subject Hans Küng en_US
dc.subject Pluralism en_US
dc.subject Christianity en_US
dc.subject Islam en_US
dc.subject Christian–Muslim dialogue en_US
dc.subject Interfaith en_US
dc.subject Interreligious en_US
dc.subject Charis en_US
dc.subject Pistis en_US
dc.subject Caritas en_US
dc.subject Islām en_US
dc.subject Salām en_US
dc.title Liberation as a correlate of religiosity : a Christian–Muslim perspective on fundamental trust en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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