10 Questions for a Theologian

Author: ANDRE SALLES

Source: The Beacon News

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If you look up “theologian” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Martin Forward.

Forward is the executive director of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action at Aurora University, and a full-time truth-seeker. He teaches religion at AU, which generally means he helps his students ponder the big questions of life. Originally from England, Forward is a British Methodist minister. He’s worked at prestigious universities in Cambridge, and in Hyderabad, India, teaching and studying the world’s religions.

With the Wackerlin Center, Forward puts his faith and natural curiosity into action, bringing local churches, mosques and synagogues together to explore religions and customs.

And Forward is working on a dictionary of his own. He’s been chosen to edit a new book on Christian-Muslim relations. With a team of more than 60 collaborators, Forward will put together a book of entries on topics of interest to Christians and Muslims, from both perspectives. The book is scheduled to come out in 2012.