Archive for December, 2008

theology and history

Perhaps a few years after I became Muslim, I wondered to myself, “How would a Muslim interpret an important historical event that did not really involve Muslims? How, for example, would Muslims interpret the Civil War.” That thought, as with many others, eventually found an answer, through the grace of God. Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is, in my humble opinion, about as perfect of a theological reflection on the American Civil War as could be articulated. For all Muslims interested in trying to reflect on the theology of history, I recommend reading, “Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural” by Ronald C. White, Jr..

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