Resonating with the Word

Prof Dan Madigan S.J.
Georgetown University

Muslims often maintain that Christian ethics has too little respect for divine law and too little engagement with human life in the world. They question whether Christian notions of salvation take God’s gracious forgiveness too lightly—almost as though it were a matter of knowing a spiritual “password.” One way of thinking in common about the human life as God desires it is to see it in terms of resonating with God’s Word—the Word through which we are created and kept in being; the Word expressed by God in human history.