Global Missiology English, Vol 3, No 5 (2008)

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CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO ‘A COMMON WORD’: Why I Signed the Yale Response

Colin Chapman

Abstract


It’s not an exaggeration to say that A Common Word (ACW) has split Christians – and especially evangelical Christians - down the middle. There have of course always been differences of approach over how we should think about Islam and engage with Muslims. But this Open Letter, signed in October 2007 by 138 Muslims leaders and scholars and addressed to ‘Leaders of Christian Churches everywhere’, has brought these differences out into the open in a very obvious way.


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