Allah and Yahweh: are they the same God?

Here is a link to a thoughtful and subtle post about Christian-Muslim dialogue by Steve Taylor, associate professor of New Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary (also grew up a missionary kid). He makes some interesting observations on culture, Paul, and (why not) Ferdinand de Saussure.

I sense a C. S. Lewisesque (is that a word? it is now) The Chronicles of Narnia (especially The Last Battle) vibe, which I appreciate.

In our world, which continues to shrink by the minute, thoughtful posts such as Taylor’s are needed more and more.

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