A fortuitous confluence of talents and interests launched this special issue of BYU Studies over two years ago. No one sitting around the editorial conference table that day could have imagined the heightened interest in Islam that now fill the world. So at this time especially, we are pleased to present this unique volume of interfaith scholarship. Now more than ever, the peoples of the world need to understand and love one another. No lasting peace will be found in this world until there is peace among religions, that is, a peace built on religious grounds.