The consequences of evangelization on the interactions between Muslims and Christians

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Adyan

2 Associate Professor, Department Christian Theology, Faculty of Religions, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department Christian Theology, Faculty of Religions, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran URD

10.22034/ri.2022.272377.1472

Abstract

Interaction between Muslims and Christians has been established with amounts of misgivings.But, passage of the time has taught both religions to conduct a dialogue in a more benevolent and way. in the contemporary world where the atheistic inclinations is threatening, not a particular religion; but also, the very foundations of religiosion These circumstances should lead to a convergence between Muslims and Christians more than ever. in fact, this convergence still faces historical and theological obstacles. The authors of this article intend to articulate Christian evangelism as an obstacle for the establishment of convergence in some places. Based on the outcomes of this article, evangelization as a theological commitment that is rooted in the New Testament and Christian tradition, extended from the limited version of evangelization of Jews to other nations , including Muslims. Evangelization, always plays the role of a variable hurdle and major obstacle to fundamental convergence. Suspension of the cultural and social identity, inferiority, cultural uprooting, are some of the results of evangelization. Each one of these is sufficient for hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim nation. In addition to these, one can add fraudulent activities and deception by several Christian missionaries.

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