A fascinating interview between Hugh Hewitt and Father Joseph Fessio, a friend of Pope Benedict’s.
Many people hope that Islam can bring itself into the 21st century with something akin to the Catholic Reformation. However the Pope himself pointed out at a discussion on the topic that it is virtually impossible as the Koran is seen as God’s word directly, and can not be adapted on re-intrepreted. The bible however is not seen as the word of just God, but the word of his human followers with him.
The other issue is that Islam has no “official interpreter” such as the Pope is with the Catholic Church. Worth reading the whole interview.
Hat Tip: Sir Humphrey’sTags: International