Posted on November 25th, 2010 No comments
By: Dr. H. Tobroni, M.Si.
(University of Muhammadiyah Malang Indonesia)
Religion has a large dimension in human’s life, and it’s not only about the ritual and spiritual aspects. Discussing the relationship between Islam and Christianity can also be seen from different dimensions: theology, philosophy, historical, social, political, and cultural. The history of relationship shows that Islam has a dynamic relationship with Christianity in the form of cooperation, competition, conflict, acculturation, and assimilation within the various dimensions. The relationship between Islam and Christian has often been observed only from the political perspective; therefore it is always colored with conflicts worse than others. This is not only unfair, but also makes things worse. In reality, their relation is very colored, not only by conflicts and tensions, but also filled with cooperation, tolerance, assimilation and acculturation that bring harmony, peace and beauty, and also advancement of civilization. Read the rest of this entry »