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Analysis and Proposal of Christian Mission and Islamic Da’wa: Based on a Case Study of Tablighi Jama’at.

  • Muslim-Christian Encounter
  • Abbr : MCE
  • 2022, 15(1), pp.159-189
  • DOI : 10.30532/mce.2022.15.1.159
  • Publisher : Torch Trinity Center for Islamic Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Christian Theology > Mission Theology
  • Received : February 24, 2022
  • Accepted : March 20, 2022
  • Published : March 30, 2022

Cho Jai Hyuk 1

1영국 버밍엄 대학

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ABSTRACT

Both Christianity and Islam which form the world’s largest religious populations are monotheistic in nature, as descendants of Abraham. The main purpose of the two religions is to sanctify and disseminate religious teachings in everyday life. In the past 2000 years, Christianity has expanded its territory of truth through significant missionary works, while Islam through Da’wa for 1400 years. These geographical expansions brought about clashes and exchanges between civilizations, giving the two groups both the glory of conquest and the pain of being colonized. Unfortunately, these historical experiences of triumph and pain have caused prejudice, fear, and misunderstanding towards each other. This pattern of competition between the two religions was reflected in their activities of spreading the truth. This article suggests a constructive partnership in resolving global problems in the 21st century through the abandonment of mutual competition and conflict. The partnership would be built on mutual respect and based on the truth the two groups mutually have love and peace. Therefore, this article examines a case of the recent Islamic propaganda movement called Tablighi Jama’at and discusses its similarities with the Christian mission. After comparatively analyzing the recent growth of Christianity and Islam, this paper proposes a desirable direction for Christian missionary work for the achievement of the hopeful coexistence of the two religions.

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