Missiological understandings arising from Muslim-Christian marriages in Indonesia and Australia

Helen Richmond

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

We live in critical times particularly in terms of the relationship between Muslims and Christians where increased tensions have highlighted the need for greater understanding. A key contemporary challenge for both Islam and Christianity is responding to the reality of religious diversity. The search for new missiological approaches that will contribute to the building of peaceful and inclusive communities is therefore essential. In an attempt to discover creative responses and strategies for living in a multifaith world this inquiry engages in practical theological reflection drawing on the lived experience of Muslims and Christians in interfaith marriages in Indonesia and Australia. This inquiry examines missiological implications that arise from the testimonies of those who have been able to develop loving relationships across religious differences. Through narrative inquiry this study investigates what motivates couples to embark on a life-long interfaith union and what hepls them build a life together in intimate friendship.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Drayton, Dean, Principal Supervisor
  • Emilsen, William, Co-Supervisor
  • McFarlane, Robert, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Aug 2009
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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