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Called from My Mother's Womb

Lucie Pruvost

in Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780823243198
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823243235 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.003.0005
Called from My Mother's Womb

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Pruvost was born in Algeria and imbibed Muslim practice through observation before she became a White Sister and subsequently devoted herself to the study of Shari'a in Tunisia and a teaching career in PISAI and Algiers. Specialism in the field of women in Islam brought a particular contribution to Christian-Muslim relations. A range of theological themes naturally arose, such as the person of Jesus, the triune nature of God and the place of Islam in salvation. Importance is attached to the missionary experience leading to the Vatican II teaching in Nostra Aetate and the speeches of Pope John Paul II. Eloquent evidence is given of the importance of living and studying alongside Muslims and Christian reflection thereon.

Keywords: Pruvost; Algeria; White Sister; Shari'a; PISAI; Women in Islam; Christian-Muslim; Vatican II; Nostra Aetate; Pope John Paul II

Chapter.  5020 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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