Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

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