Lucinda Mosher ’02 Continues “Building Bridges”

Lucinda Mosher, Th.D., 2002 has recently finished the most recent in her Building Bridges series, co-edited with David Marshall: God’s Creativity and Human Action: Christian and Muslim Perspectives. It has been published by Georgetown University Press and is available from the publisher or through Amazon.com. A record of the 2015 Building Bridges Seminar for leading Christian and Muslim scholars, this collection of essays explores the nature of divine and human agency through themes of creation's goal, humankind's dignity and task, and notions of sovereignty. Part I sets the context for the book with "Human Action within Divine Creation: A Muslim Perspective" by Mohsen Kadivar of Duke University and "On the Possibility of Holy Living: A Christian Perspective" by Lucy Gardner of Oxford University. The rest of the book includes paired essays—one from a Muslim perspective, one from a Christian perspective—that introduce scriptural material with commentary to aid readers in conducting dialogical study. In her conclusion, coeditor Mosher digests the illuminating small-group conversations that lie at the heart of the Building Bridges initiative, conversations that convey a vivid sense of the lively, penetrating but respectful dialogue for which the project is known.

Mosher is the assistant academic director of the Building Bridges Seminar and Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies at Hartford Seminary. She is the President of NeighborFaith Consultancy, helping individuals and organizations meet urgent multi-faith challenges. Mosher also performs with the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville and is Interim Choir Director and Organist at St. Mary’s, Green Cove Springs, FLA. The last volume in the Building Bridges series, Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, is the recent winner of a Catholic Press Association award.

Her co-editor, David Marshall is the academic director of Building Bridges Seminar and Affiliate Research Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.