Do Muslims and Christians Worship the ‘Same God’?

by Billy Hallowell | The Blaze  |  published on January 8, 2016


The suspension of a Christian college professor who said that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God” has garnered a great deal of attention in recent weeks, with a reignited debate raging over a key theological question: Do Muslims and Christians revere the same Lord?

Let’s start exploring this paradigm by noting how Dr. Larycia Hawkins, the political science professor who could end up losing her job over her theological proclamation, framed her comments about Islam and Christianity in a social media post published last month.

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she wrote in a Dec. 10 Facebook comment, announcing that she would wear a hijab — an Islamic headscarf — throughout the advent season in an effort to stand in solidarity with Muslims. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”