This past November (2o12) Dr. Kenneth Cragg passed from this life to the next at the ripe age of 99. A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Cragg dedicated his long scholarly career to the development of positive Christian-Muslim relations. Honest and compassionate, he left a rich legacy of deep philosophical and theological reflection on issues that both unite and divide the two faith communities with his copious writings. He was, said the writer of his obituary in the London Telegraph, “a distinguished scholar who, more than anyone else in the 20th century, helped Christians to a deeper understanding of, and a wider sympathy for, the religious faiths of Muslims and Jews.”
One of his favorite tasks was leading studies for expatriate Christians and missionaries who served in the Middle East to help them gain a more sensitive and informed understanding of their Muslim neighbors. In honor of his memory we offer to you a series of study guides he used for these teaching sessions recognizing that there are few who achieved his ability to find those points of contact that allow for honest dialogue between the two communities. They can be found by clicking on the tab at the top of this page, or by clicking on this link.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”