Are Christians and Muslims locked in an inevitable clash of civilizations? Gregory Baum argues that the ‘clash of civilizations’ thesis ignores the fact that what these religious traditions share in common far outweighs what divides them. Long known for his work in ecumenism and Jewish/Christian dialogue, Canadian theologian Gregory Baum argues that Muslim/Christian dialogue has taken on a new urgency in the new environment created by the attacks of September 11 and the War on Terror.
Gregory Baum, PhD
Canada's preeminent Roman Catholic theologian, Gregory Baum is the author of dozens of books on theology, society, and culture, including Religion and Alienation and Solidarity and Compassion (the 1987 CBC Massey Lectures). He served as an expert for the Second Vatican Council from 1960 to 1965. For 28 years he taught theology at St. Michaels College in Toronto before moving to McGill University in Montreal in 1986. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received seven honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the United States.