Whose God of Abraham? Mine, Yours, Theirs?
In the post here of January 8, 2016 I was asking whose Wheaton College is it? (And who is Wheaton College?)
In this post the question is different. What do people of the book state?
Dr. Hawkins had already shared the statement written on whose God this is. The statement included this:
I understand that Islam (and Judaism) denies the deity of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and leaves no room for the Cross and the Resurrection, but my statement is not a statement on soteriology or trinitarian theology, but one ofembodied piety. When I say that “we worship the same God,” I am saying what Stackhouse points out, namely that “when pious Muslims pray, they are addressing the One True God, and that God is, simply, God.”
Dr. Stephen Prothero wrote an article published by the Wall Street Journal responding. It ended this way:
Ms. Hawkins may have hoped to respond creatively to hateful rhetoric against Muslims, which is admirable….. But pretend pluralism, feigning that all or most religious traditions hinge on the same truth, is no solution for the squabble at Wheaton or anywhere else.
Why Ms to mark her sex I asked on facebook? Dr. Prothero first said that this is the WSJ style then said he uses Dr and so assumes it was an editorial change (after I pointed out four cases recently where the WSJ used Dr with other associate professors).
Dr. Prothero did not respond to my other objection that Dr. Hawkins was not conflating “all or most religions.”
Here is an answer to the question I’m asking from one of the books of Dr. Stephen Prothero:
What I feel is important is this. Islam consists of humans with lots of inconsistent theologies, as does Christianity, as does Judaism, as does Wheaton College and its students of the Quran, the New Testament, and the Hebrew Bible.