Do Christians believe in Allah as God? - Miroslav Volf (Emir-Stein)

Published: 24 Oct 2019  ·  Uploaded: 25 Oct 2019 Watch on Youtube.com
772 views  ·  22 hrs ago 9:21

TAGS ALLAH   45 EMIR-STEIN   9
Video Description (from Youtube)
Is Allah God? If the answer to this question were simple, Professor Miroslav Volf would not have written a whole book on the subject. Still, in this engaging short video, Professor Volf provides a brief summary of the answer.

Professor Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. He is also the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. In his book, Allah: A Christian Response (2011), Professor Volf explores every side of this important question and whether Muslims and Christians have a common God.

You can get his book from Amazon:
https://amzn.to/327IQVU

Follow us on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmirSteinCenter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmirSteinCenter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emirsteincenter/

Website: http://www.emir-stein.org

In one sense, for me, a Christian theologian, the answer to the question whether Allah is God is simple. Before the prophet Muhammad proclaimed the message of Islam, Arabic speaking Christians have for centuries read in their Bibles that “Allah loved the world” acting in Jesus Christ to rescue it from perishing. They also prayed to Allah in the name of Jesus Christ to forgive their sins, to bless their marriages, to heal their maladies, and help them rejoice in sufferings. After the seventh century, too, and all the way up to the present day, Arabic speaking Christians have continued to use “Allah” to refer to the God whom they sought to love above all things. To ask whether Allah is God, is then like asking whether Bog is God, whether Dieu is God, or whether Gott is God. Bog, Dieu, and Gott are Croatian, French, and German words for God respectively.
When it comes to lexical meaning of the words, it is simple: Allah is God and God is Allah. But things get more complicated when it comes to the religious meaning of “Allah” and “God.” That’s because today the great majority of people in the world who use “Allah” to refer to God are Muslims, some 1.7 billion of them. In the light of the predominantly Muslim use of “Allah,” the question whether Allah is God acquires new meaning: Do Muslims, when they say “Allah” mean the same thing as do Christians when they say God, Bog, Dieu, Gott, or Allah. Is the God Muslims and Christians worship the same?
I have written a whole book about this question. It is titled Allah: A Christian Response (2011). If the answer to the question were simple, no whole book would have been needed. Still, I can summarize the answer briefly. To do so, I find it helpful to ask the question in two ways. First, is the “entity” whom Muslims and Christians worship identical? Second, are their beliefs about the character the “entity” they worship identical? Let’s take the second question first.
When it comes to God’s nature and attributes, Muslims and Christian agree on many important things. Here are six of them:
1. There is only one God.
2. God created everything that is not God.
3. God is radically different from everything that is not God.
4. God is good, merciful and just.
5. God commands that we love God with our whole being.
6. God commands that we love our neighbors as ourselves.
These agreements are significant. They mark Christianity and Islam, along with Judaism, as belonging to the family of monotheist faiths, requiring of their adherents undivided worship of the One God. “No God but One” of the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 8) corresponds to “No God but God” of Shahadah (and both correspond to “No other God but me” of the Ten Commandments).
Notwithstanding these similarities, there are also significant differences in Christian and Muslim understandings of God’s nature and attributes. Two are particularly important. First, Christians believe that the indivisibly one God is the Holy Trinity, which is the foundation of the Christian claim that the Divine Word became flesh in Jesus Christ. Muslim, like Jews before them, contest that claim, believing that it compromises monotheism. Second, Christian affirm that, as it is written in the New Testament, “God is love” (1 John 4). This means not only that God is loving, but that God loves unconditionally: though God doesn’t love evil deeds, God loves all people, including evildoers. Muslims resist that claim. God is infinitely merciful, but God’s love is conditional; there are people, and not just deeds, whom God does not love.
...


Shared on: 25 Oct 2019

DISCLAIMER All videos are for educational purposes only. The video is hosted on Youtube. The Video Title is derived from the original Youtube video title, video content, dialogue, speech or general content theme. The Video Title does not represent the views of any individual, speaker, organisation or business. Video Titles are further edited and optimized for SEO, keyword density, information and internal/external search. If you spot any mistake, omission or to report abuse kindly contact us.



3   Articles with 'Allah'
1.   God (Allah) - His Names & Attributes Strengthen your relationship with God today. Study his names and attributes
7063 views · 10 hrs ago
2.   Did Jesus pray to God or Allah? Jesus prayed to a God whose name was 'Allah' in the Aramaic Bible - Check for yourself!
9682 views · 3 hrs ago
3.   God vs Allah A side-by-side comparison of the words God, Allah, Yahweh and Elohim
5102 views · 3 hrs ago
45   Videos with 'Allah'
Video: 4:27
2902 views · 5 hrs ago | 7 years ago
1 of 45   
Video: 40:22
2408 views · 2 days ago | 6 years ago
2 of 45   
Video: 9:47
2348 views · 2 days ago | 6 years ago
3 of 45   
Video: 2:16:03
2559 views · 20 hrs ago | 6 years ago
4 of 45   
Video: 8:14
2325 views · 3 days ago | 6 years ago
5 of 45   
Video: 6:23
1935 views · 4 mins ago | 6 years ago
6 of 45   
Video: 5:39
1986 views · 3 days ago | 6 years ago
7 of 45   
Video: 9:52
2267 views · 16 hrs ago | 6 years ago
8 of 45   
Video: 4:43
2267 views · 3 hrs ago | 6 years ago
9 of 45   
Video: 1:18
2378 views · 18 hrs ago | 6 years ago
10 of 45   
Video: 4:49
2204 views · 6 hrs ago | 6 years ago
11 of 45   
Video: 2:38
2191 views · 1 day ago | 6 years ago
12 of 45   
Video: 4:04
2848 views · 10 hrs ago | 6 years ago
13 of 45   
Video: 1:49:31
2090 views · 16 hrs ago | 6 years ago
14 of 45   
Video: 55:40
1295 views · 1 hr ago | 5 years ago
15 of 45   
Video: 1:33:26
2042 views · 16 hrs ago | 5 years ago
16 of 45   
Video: 10:07
1988 views · 12 hrs ago | 5 years ago
17 of 45   
Video: 11:09
1308 views · 7 hrs ago | 5 years ago
18 of 45   
Video: 34:25
3234 views · 5 hrs ago | 4 years ago
19 of 45   
Video: 31:01
1530 views · 1 day ago | 4 years ago
20 of 45   
Video: 20:01
1830 views · 17 hrs ago | 4 years ago
21 of 45   
Video: 20:01
1667 views · 18 mins ago | 4 years ago
22 of 45   
Video: 19:03
2532 views · 24 hrs ago | 4 years ago
23 of 45   
Video: 11:34
1795 views · 40 mins ago | 4 years ago
24 of 45   
Video: 2:42:49
1574 views · 4 hrs ago | 4 years ago
25 of 45   
Video: 6:46
2726 views · 7 hrs ago | 4 years ago
26 of 45   
Video: 11:25
2090 views · 6 hrs ago | 4 years ago
27 of 45   
Video: 7:49
1381 views · 2 days ago | 4 years ago
28 of 45   
Video: 4:43
2395 views · 1 hr ago | 4 years ago
29 of 45   
Video: 3:47
1919 views · 1 week ago | 4 years ago
30 of 45   
Video: 6:15
1722 views · 7 hrs ago | 4 years ago
31 of 45   
Video: 11:28
4081 views · 7 hrs ago | 4 years ago
32 of 45   
Video: 1:40:22
1438 views · 3 hrs ago | 4 years ago
33 of 45   
Video: 20:44
2011 views · 9 hrs ago | 4 years ago
34 of 45   
Video: 32:52
2276 views · 2 days ago | 3 years ago
35 of 45   
Video: 28:26
1347 views · 12 mins ago | 3 years ago
36 of 45   
Video: 7:46
2866 views · 3 hrs ago | 3 years ago
37 of 45   
Video: 21:28
1138 views · 2 days ago | 3 years ago
38 of 45   
Video: 16:55
1601 views · 17 hrs ago | 2 years ago
39 of 45   
Video: 20:13
1976 views · 4 hrs ago | 2 years ago
40 of 45   
Video: 15:58
977 views · 2 days ago | 2 years ago
41 of 45   
Video: 37:14
1164 views · 4 days ago | 2 years ago
42 of 45   
Video: 2:20
821 views · 5 hrs ago | 2 years ago
43 of 45   
Video: 9:21
773 views · 1 sec ago | 2 years ago
44 of 45   
Video: 4:47
1510 views · 11 hrs ago | 2 years ago
45 of 45   


Latest videos  •  5,889 videos  •  0 viewed/24 hour

ARTICLES

0 viewed · 24 hour
Are you a Muslim?
3 mins | Online Test
Christian: 32 Church Denominations
2103 views · 13 secs ago
Jesus the Sun-God over 12 Zodiac Star Gods
14714 views · 3 mins ago
Prophets were Sinners?
6271 views · 7 mins ago
Quran - Comparing Hafs & Warsh for 51 textual variants
28561 views · 12 mins ago
Gods - 6 Dying & Rising Mythical Gods
4574 views · 15 mins ago
ARTICLES   154

SCRIPTURE

Torah 5   BOOKS
Psalms 1   BOOK
Old Testament 32   BOOKS
New Testament 27   BOOKS
Apocrypha 1885 14   BOOKS
Gospels/Texts 367   BOOKS
Codex 120   BOOKS
Quran 1   BOOK
Hadith 10   BOOKS
SCRIPTURES   580

NEWS

0 viewed · 24 hour
  COVID-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan - Rockefeller Foundation
1952 views · 12 hrs ago · 01 Jul
Covid Crisis: Australians returning from India may be jailed for 5 [...] - The Guardian
959 views · 2 hrs ago · 01 May
Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi police urge reports of illegal Ramadhan [...] - The National
978 views · 5 days ago · 25 Apr
Upto 5-years jail for anyone who transmits COVID in public in Saudi [...] - Arab News
1057 views · 9 hrs ago · 25 Apr
Pakistan targets 30% Electric Vehicle adoption by 2030 in Climate [...] - Newsweek
880 views · 17 hrs ago · 23 Apr
European Commission Introduces EU-Wide COVID Passports - Technocracy
890 views · 38 mins ago · 23 Apr
NEWS   1,562
About Us  |  Help/FAQ  |  Contact Us    •    Terms  |  Privacy/Disclaimer
Be Informed on Social :      Facebook Page  |    Twitter  |    Youtube
MuslimProphets.com is an educational website on the Prophets of God: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, who established the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. MuslimProphets.com explores contemporary social themes through Scripture, Evidences, Photo, Video, Maps, Current Affairs, Debate and 'alternative' Views held by Theologians, Apologists, Scholars and Street Preachers. Take a Site Tour

In accordance with Islamic etiquette, all prophet names should be followed with 'Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH)'. This is omitted to minimise text.

DISCLAIMER: All website content is for general information and educational purposes only and available in the public domain. Whilst all information comes from sources believed to be reliable, this cannot be guaranteed. External links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute endorsement or approval for any products, services or comments by organizations or individuals. External links text may be edited to improve internal site and keyword search options. We bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content found on any external website or its subsequent links. Unless indicated, all images and content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License distributed by Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Pxhere, Pexels, Unsplash or Flickr. All Torah, Psalms, Old and New Testament Bible quotes are from the King James Version (KJV) Holy Bible in the public domain. All Quran quotes are from Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali/Muhsin Khan English Quran translation. You are invited to always conduct your own research. If you spot any mistake, error or omission of information, contact us so we can correct it.
Clustrmaps