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GALLERY 2014

critical writing

First Principles

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Abstract
In a world growing smaller by the day, differences in ideas and belief-systems continue to be rendered meaningless in the context of a ruthless standardization of life throughout the globe. However, despite this forced uniformity, issues of faith have refused to die out in the process, partly because of a certain commonality in the scriptural texts of monotheistic religions as they exist today. The relationship between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic scriptures is a classic example that highlights the continuity of the religious experience although this has been more due to human manipulation of the earlier scriptures. The following story-essay strives to put this fact in perspective through the interaction of Max, the Muslim protagonist, the Wayfarer, Max's inner guide, and his Christian interlocutors who engage him in a discussion on comparative religion, human free-will and predestination: themes that are as old as man himself.

Keywords
Christian, Muslim, Dialogue, Inter Faith, Predestination

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Entry details

Title

First Principles


Concept author(s)

Biju Qadir


Concept author year(s) of birth

1973


Country

India


Competition category

critical writing


Competition field

nonacademic


Competition subfield

professional


Subfield description

I work in Bangalore, India, as an English language and content editor with IQRA Publications, a local publishing firm.