In March 2004, Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, convened a group of thirty Muslim and Christian scholars for three days of theological dialogue on the issue of prophecy. Bearing the Word provides a record of this three-day seminar and includes a record of the discussions that took place as well as the papers presented on the day.
Some of the key issues that were considered include how Muslims and Christians understand prophecy, how their scriptures differ or agree in describing the prophets, and what the places of Jesus and of Muhammad are in the two faiths, and in their view of each otherís faiths.
This book follows on from The Road Ahead and Scriptures in Dialogue which were records of seminars held in 2002 and 2003 respectively.
A sample chapter from this book is available to download as a PDF. Please click on the Downloads link below to view this.