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Religions 2013, 4(1), 67-76; doi:10.3390/rel4010067
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A Contribution to Comparative Theology: Probing the Depth of Islamic Thought

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1 Center for Islamic Theology, University of Münster, Hammerstr.95, 48153 Münster, Germany 2 Center for Comparative Theology, University of Paberborn, Warburgerstr.100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 December 2012 / Revised: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 31 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology)
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Abstract

Muslim theologians, as much as ordinary Muslims, will immediately agree with the characterization of God as all compassionate. However, it remains rather opaque how God’s compassion can be fully explained in terms of comparative theology. How can Muslims relate to God’s compassion? What role does God’s compassion precisely play in the Quranic revelation and the daily practice of Muslims?
Keywords: Islamic theology; theology of compassion in Islam; comparative theology; Islamic thought; compassion and mercy in Islamic theology Islamic theology; theology of compassion in Islam; comparative theology; Islamic thought; compassion and mercy in Islamic theology
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