A conversation about love at the River Jordan
In July 2017 HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan, Professor Paul S. Fiddes and Dr Minlib Dallh, OP, met at a historic Christian pilgrimage site in Jordan for a conversation about love of God and neighbour. The conversation-partners were all members of the research team for the ‘Love in Religion’ project at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. The place of the conversation was ‘Bethany Beyond Journey’, traditionally the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ and the beginning of his ministry, which formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River and Mount Nebo.
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Introducing the conversation-partners. What is the difference between mercy, compassion and love in Islam?
What does it mean to love our neighbour?
Does love for God mean a desire for God?
If God loves us, does God need us?
Is there a difference between the love of God in Christianity and Islam?
What does it mean for God to love the whole of the created world?
What might it mean to see with the eyes of love? Conclusion to the conversation