Renovatio:  The Silence of God

Renovatio: The Silence of God

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The Fall 2019 issue of Renovatio (“The Silence of God”) reflects upon how we continue to “hear” God, even after the close of revelation.

Table of Contents

Counting the Minutes

Every single thing we do, every moment of waking awareness, every instant of our lives might carry value, be significant, and be ordered to some meaningful end.

Sophia Vasalou


The Sound of Silence

God’s speech is real, true, and authoritative; the speech of anything else, in and of itself, is unreal, false, and unreliable.

William C. Chittick


Can an Islamic Natural Theology Explain God’s Silence Today?

In our age of rage and reason, we must examine the implications of the God of Abraham remaining silent, even in the face of widespread rejection.

Shabbir Akhtar


Do We Mistake Our Passion for Truth with Its Possession?

God has given the Abrahamic family a window of opportunity to advance beyond sibling rivalry in the direction of fraternal cooperation.

Reuven Kimelman


Pia Fraus: Our Words and God’s Truth

Is it possible that there are times when our words more faithfully reflect God’s truth because they do not conform or correspond to what happens to be the case?

David Bentley Hart


Breaking the Cycle of Oppression

The tyrant in the palace and the bully on the street corner are easy to see, but spotting the tyrant within our own souls is far more challenging.

Hamza Yusuf


Muslims Are Not a Race

Many intellectuals believe Islamophobia is a form of racism, but the ultimate presuppositions embedded in this view are antithetical not only to Islam but to religion as such.

Caner K. Dagli


The Oneness of Being

By affirming multiple levels to being, Islamic scholars rejected the flattening of being and the notion that a thing either is or is not.

Rosabel Ansari


After Revelation, Where Does Reason Lead?

With the end of revelation, Muslim scholars established a framework that allowed us to continue to “hear” God’s word, without the pitfalls of pure fideism on one hand and free interpretation on the other.

Mohammad Fadel


Things in Their Proper Places

In Western philosophy, the conversation about justice has been long and winding. How has this conversation proceeded among Muslims?

Zaid Shakir


“Everything Other Than God Is Unreal”

A sound ontological argument would show that even without human experience of the world, pure reason itself necessarily arrives at the existence of God.

Faraz Khan

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