Sobre el cristianismo
This book is, in the words of its author, "a meditation based on free associations - starting, precisely, with my amazement - on forty images and concepts, saints and rituals" of Christianity. These are encounters or confrontations that reveal aspects of Christian art unprecedented for the conventional believer, since the gaze of the foreigner (in this case, that of the Muslim) is sometimes capable of returning beauty and grace, fear and trembling to the stories and scenes, the characters and objects represented or evoked in certain works of art. Navid Kermani invites the reader to share his aesthetic and religious experience in a journey made of perplexities and convictions, of faith and doubt, of incredulous astonishment in the end. And he also makes a very personal commitment to friendship between those who adhere to different creeds, in the wake of a Francis of Assisi or a Kazaruni.