By David B. Burrel,Bernard McGinn
This number of essays, which originated in 1987 at a symposium titled "God and production: An Ecumenical Symposium in Comparative non secular Thought," is dedicated to the doctrine of construction within the 3 Western monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For the 1st time students from all 3 traditions examine the historic and optimistic features of this doctrine inside an ecumenical surroundings. a number of very important comparative dimensions, in particular at the relation among construction and emanation, were highlighted in new methods. whereas a few dimensions of the complicated have been shared particularly the Aristotelian problem of an everlasting universe-others grow to be particular to various traditions.