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Read and watch excerpts from a debate last week at Georgetown University in Washington. The believer was Oxford University professor of historical theology, Alister McGrath, a Christian. The atheist was journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who condemns religious belief as dangerous and juvenile. More
Because of fundamental religious differences, people of different faiths have often had problems talking to each other about their beliefs. Some theologians are now trying a new approach.
Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each other’s sacred texts. They call it scriptural reasoning. More
Read more of our interview about religious investing with Fortune magazine writer Marc Gunther, author of Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business.
At St. John's University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Benedictine monks and nuns gathered to hear Dr. Ingrid Mattson share her Muslim faith.