“Did Jesus Pray to Allah?” (by Ryan McAnnally-Linz and Miroslav Volf, May 2014) was a bit of a stretch in an effort to make a good point. It’s like putting a single bed sheet on a double bed. It’s possible to put one end in snugly, but the other side pops out and is not a tight fit. The article makes good points of comparison, but it gives only passing note to Jesus’ teaching to love our enemies, which is something the authors state many Muslim thinkers do not embrace. It seems like this is not just a difference, but perhaps the significant difference. Remember the greatest commandment.
Gerald C. Solt