This book is a companion to research and to researchers. It is meant to guide researchers to critically re-examine the challenges in their communities and use them to identify realistic topics and choose researchable titles. The book provides incisive guidance on how to clearly state and explain the problem at hand, gather appropriate materials, define concepts for proper interpretation, select appropriate research designs and methods, collect and record data, carry out the hermeneutic processes, and re-introduce the research findings to the readers in form of a research report. The book is meant to accompany researchers as they compose and move through the whole process of formulating a research idea to establishing the ideal situations. Researchers need the order of discipline that this book provides.
Editor: Frederic Ntendika Mvumbi
Publisher: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Interfaith Dialogue: Towards a Culture of Working Together and it was written by Frederic Ntedika Mvumbi. This edition of Interfaith Dialogue: Towards a Culture of Working Together is in a Book format.
From the Perspective of Thomas Aquinas
Dr. Frederic Ntedika Mvumbi
It is true that Jesus occupies a privileged place in Muslim piety and he is regarded with great esteem in the entire umma but the Qur'an and a few Qur’anic texts say more than what is carried out by many Muslim devotees. Qur’anic Christological assertions are not at all frivolous; but they should be understood according to the context and the historical background of the whole message. This involves a crucial distinction between the poetical language of the Qur'an and the theological interpretation. For instance, the emphasis on the name "Son of Mary" and the rejection of the title "Son of God" illustrate, on one hand, Muhammad's strong opposition against Arabian Traditional religions since their gods had children. On the other hand, the Qur'an asserts that Jesus is no more than a man; he is a mere creature. All powerful and privileged titles given to Jesus of the Qur'an, no matter how exalted they sound to a novice in Qur'anic studies or to Muslims themselves, emphasize his humanity and reject his divinity. There is Allah on one side and all creatures on the other. Since Jesus is not Allah, he is a creature. This is true even though he was born without a father, called the Word of God and his Spirit, and even when it is clearly seen that he performed miracles that no one else has ever done.
Awakening Christians in Africa
Dr. Frederic Ntedika Mvumbi, O.P
African Christians need to learn more about Islam and the Muslims an understanding that transcends hearsay and unfounded information. In this way, they will be better prepared for dialogue with their Islam and the Muslims. Here is a problem that could damage the African soul and its values if we do not provide lasting solutions: there is evidence that the different religions in Africa and the approaches they have adopted are a threat to unity and subsequently, to the peace and development Africans long for.
Religion, which should be a way of life, has become a tool of mass mobilisation for individuals, groups and associations; especially in the last two decades. Some of the escalating quarrels, conflicts, riots, wars and massacres in Sudan, northern Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Kenya, are dramatic expressions of religious differences and misunderstandings.
Editor by: Dr. Frederic Ntedika Mvumbi, OP
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) seeks to appraise its twenty-five years of existence, reflect on its present situation and pave the way for its future as well as the future of the community (Eastern Africa, Africa and beyond). In other words, the entire university not only inquires on what God has accomplished in the society through the work of its founders and its members but also evaluates the nature and the outcome of its services for more suitable contributions and opportunities, particularly as Africans strive to restore the ontological weight of Africa.
From Philosophy of Religious Comparative. Study of Religion in Africa
“No theologian can be taken seriously, even if he is a great Christian and a very learned man, when his works prove that he does not take
philosophy seriously (Paul Tillich)
“I have been studying how to compare this prison where I live unto the world: and for because the world is populous and here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it; yet I will hammer it out” (Shakespeare)