Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God: A Philosophical Approach

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In this thesis I probe the question of whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God primarily through the discipline of philosophy of language. Though a multifaceted question at its core (e.g., theological, historical), the question directly ties into how language operates in relation to God. That is, the ways in which Muslims and Christians
make predications of God have a significant role in delineating whether they worship the same God. By working from the perspective of predication, I argue that Muslims and Christians refer to but do not worship the same God. In this sense, Muslims and Christians refer to the same God with the use of generic predicates (e.g., God is good);
however, they do not worship same God given that worship entails the use of specific predicates (e.g., God is Triune). Muslims and Christians thus meet the criteria for common reference but cannot be regarded as maintaining the same referent in their worship.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1
Research Question ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1
Toward an Account of Reference and Predication ………………………………………….. 1
Methodology ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
Structure of the Thesis ………………………………………………………………………………… 9
Contributions to Scholarship …………………………………………………………………………… 9
II. THE ENTAILMENTS OF REFERENCE AND PREDICATION ………………….. 11
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
Clarifying Reference ………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Clarifying Predication ………………………………………………………………………………. 16
Common Mistake Made with Reference and Predication ………………………………. 20
Toward Further Clarity of Predication ………………………………………………………… 23
Predication as It Relates to Theology ………………………………………………………….. 29
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
III. THEY REFER TO BUT DO NOT WORSHIP …………………………………………….. 36
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Setting the Scene ……………………………………………………………………………………… 36
Common God in Reference ……………………………………………………………………….. 43
Application of Bogarus and Urban ……………………………………………………………… 48
Argument 1: Common God in Reference …………………………………………………….. 50

The First Condition of HTR ………………………………………………………………………. 52
The Second Condition of HTR …………………………………………………………………… 53
Similar Set of Generic Predicates ……………………………………………………………….. 60
Argument 2: Different God in Worship ………………………………………………………. 68
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
IV. CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 74
Muslims and Christians Do Not Worship the Same God ……………………………….. 74
Intolerance and Violence …………………………………………………………………………… 76
Areas for Additional Research …………………………………………………………………… 77
BIBLIOGRAPHY ……………………………………………………………………………………. 79

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Author

Zachary W. Casey

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

89

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