The God of the Quran is a very different God from the God of the Bible, says Gerald R. McDermott in today’s column .
There simply is no command to love ones neighbor in the Quran. One can talk about love for neighbor in the Islamic tradition , but not as something commanded by the God of the Quran. Hence we cannot infer that what [Miroslav] Volf calls the character of the God of the Quran is the same as that of the God of the Bible. In fact, we would have to conclude, using Volfs own reasoning, that these are two different gods, for the difference in the two love commands suggestsby his own logictwo different characters. (Not that two different Gods actually exist, of course, but that Muslim and Christian understandings of the one God are radically different.)
Read the full column here .