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Why we need witness. The structure of Christian revelation and the method of religious dialogue

The witness of martyrdom that the Christians of this troubled Iraq are offering represents a powerful call for all our Churches. It is a peremptory invitation to all Christians to follow Jesus Christ, our Easter, with decisiveness

This article was published in Oasis 7. Read the table of contents

Last update: 2018-04-18 13:37:32

LEADER

 

Exposed to the Gaze and the Questions of the Other, Jean-Louis Tauran

 

CURRENT ISSUES

 

Christianity and the Need for Witnesses, Javier Prades

The Divine Testament Offered to Human Freedom, Ignacio Carbajosa

If Communicating is a Question of Truth, Paolo Martinelli

Existence as a Text, Giovanni Salmeri

Faithfulness to Oneself is responding ‘Here I am!’, Franco Riva

The Profession of Faith According to the Koran, Michel Cuypers

The Centrality of Martyrdom in Contemporary Islam, Samir Khalil Samir

The Tiredness of a Believing People, Habib Malik

Following Christ, in Iraq as well, Shlemon Warduni

The Impetus Provided by the Second Vatican Council, Paolo Terenzi

 

DOCUMENTS

 

The Door of Access to the Mystery that is in front of our Very Eyes

Thanks to Jesus the Elsewhere is Here, Jean-Louis Leuba

Faith, an Always New Act, Jospeh Ratzinger

Mission According to St. Francis, Paul Hinder

 

ENCOUNTERS

 

In the Heart of the Mediterranean the Island of Wounded Beauty, Roberto Fontolan

 

REPORTAGE

 

That Corner of Iraq in Detroit, Marco Bardazzi and Camille Eid

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

 

The ‘Manifesto’ of Wise Islam. Structure, Language, Surprises and Doubts, Maurice Borrmans

From the Message of Amman to the Theology of Dual Love, Sohail Nakhooda

The Substance and Appearance of ‘What Unites Us’, Stratford Caldecott

Exploring Human Interiority, Giuseppe Scattolin

Faith and Freedom. The Conflict of Interpretations, Ida Zilio-Grandi

Three Natures and a Plurality of Cultures, Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

Jean-Mohammed: the Franciscan who Came from Islam, Jean-Jacques Pérennès

 

REVIEWS

 

Girard the ‘Disturber’ Goes to War, Henri Hude

The Church Wrestling with Dark Times, Antonio Colombo

The Dossier on Religions Examined by Brussels, Maurice Borrmans

When Europe Wants to Make Justice be Done, Luca Antonini

Iraq: Who put the Christians in a Trap?, Giorgio Paolucci

What Man Cares About, Paolo Terenzi

Citizenship: an Idea to be Constructed, Paolo Gomarasca

Why we Cannot Say that we are not Religious, Paolo Terenzi

Love Tenaciously Resists in a Story Without Hope, Emma Neri

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE

 

The Treasures of Islam on the Silk Route, Giovanni Curatola

 

COLOPHON

 

A BIANNUAL MAGAZINE OF THE OASIS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTRE

ORDINARY MEMBER OF THE STUDIUM GENERALE MARCIANUM

YEAR 4, NUMBER 7, MAI 2008

 

Editor Roberto Fontolan

Coordinator Gabriel Richi Alberti

Managing Editor Martino Diez

Editorial Consultants Marco Bardazzi Camille Eid

Graphic Design Anna Wawrzyniak

Layout Anna Wawrzyniak Alessandro Bellucci [arabic and urdu]

Organisation Patrizia Cacciari Teresa Scantaburlo

French translation Danielle Ballay Lunghetti

English translation Matthew Fforde

Arabic translation Jamil Ghobril [into arabic]

Urdu translation Mobeen Shahid

 

Distribution David Cantagalli e Associati Editori

Registration Tribunal of Venice n.1498 of 12/10th/2004

 

Subscriptions: www.oasiscenter.eu/en/subscriptions

 

PROMOTIONAL COMMITTEE: Card. ANGELO SCOLA, Patriarch of Venice, Great Chancellor of the Studium Generale Marcianum Card. PHILIPPE BARBARIN, Archbishop of Lyons Card. JOSIP BOZANIC, Archbishop of Zaghreb Card. PÉTER ERDO, Archbishop of Budapest Card. CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN, Archbishop of Vienna H.E.Msgr. CAMILLO BALLIN, Apostolic Vicar of Kuwait H.E.Msgr. PAUL MOUNGED EL-HACHEM, Apostolic Nunzio in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen H.E.Msgr. PAUL HINDER, Apostolic Vicar of Arabia H.E.Msgr. JEAN-CLÉMENT JEANBART, Archbishop of Aleppo of the Melkites H.E.Msgr. MAROUN LAHHAM, Archbishop of Tunis H.E.Msgr. ANTHONY T. LOBO, Bishop of Islamabad H.E.Msgr. FCO. JAVIER MARTÍNEZ, Archbishop of Granada H.E.Msgr. JOSEPH POWATHIL, Archbishop emeritus of Changanacherry H.E.Msgr. FOUAD TWAL, Co-adjutant Archbishop of Jerusalem

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: JOAQUÍN ALLIENDE CARL ANDERSON GIANNI BERNARDI FRANCESCO BOTTURI RÉMI BRAGUE PAOLO BRANCA STRATFORD CALDECOTT BERNARDO CERVELLERA MARIA LAURA CONTE AXEL DIEKMANN ANGELIKA DIEKMANN MARTINO DIEZ ROBERTO DONADONI JEAN-PAUL DURAND CAMILLE EID BRIAN E. FERME FRANCESCO FOLLO JOSÉ ANDRÉS GALLEGO CLAUDIO GIULIODORI HENRI HUDE SAMIR KHALIL SAMIR NIKOLAUS LOBKOWICZ CLAUDIO LURATI CESARE MIRABELLI IGNAZIO MUSU ANDREA PACINI DINO PISTOLATO JAVIER PRADES LÓPEZ GABRIEL RICHI ALBERTI GIOVANNA ROSSI GIOVANNI SALMERI PAOLO TERENZI BOGHOS ZEKIYAN

 

OASIS is a non-specialist review of cultural information open to contributions by Catholics and non-Catholics. The authors' freely expressed opinions in the articles published herein do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal orientation of the Oasis International Studies and Research Centre, and therefore must be considered as the exclusive responsibility of each contributor.  

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