From the thought of Christian de Cherge':
- He had no precise idea of the place of Islam in the plan of God; but this led him to a commitment to dialogue "that had its source in his faith in the Father's plan of love and unity." [The divine solution to the problem of evil is one, Lonergan says in the final chapter of Insight - and that solution, heuristically, consists of the conjugate forms of faith, hope and charity, and, the Christian believes, in supernatural conjugate forms.]
- He refused to confine Islam to the idea people have of it, or even to what Muslims themselves say about it, or to what we see of it in its historical manifestations.
- The encounter with Islam reveals a common faith in the mercy of God, which makes both Christians and Muslims (and Jews) witnesses to the one merciful God.
- For de Cherge', hope is the governing virtue in dialogue with Islam. [Salenson, Christian de Cherge': A Theology of Hope (Collegeville: Liturgical, 2012) 46.]