Day #182: Nostra Aetate 3

Today we already hit the mid-point of the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.

Article 3 is short, but quite significant.  This passage addresses Islam and articulates the idea that Muslims “… adore the one God…,” an idea that is controversial to some.  Note, the Council is not saying that Muslims and Christians believe the same things about God.  That is quite clearly not the case.  But we both acknowlegde and worship the same Father and Creator.

Just one footnote:

5. Cf St. Gregory VII, letter XXI to Anzir (Nacir), King of Mauritania (Pl. 148, col. 450f.)

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