Interreligious theology: Its value and mooring in modern Jewish philosophy

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Abstract

This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, hospitality and permanent learning are central. The monograph is about the self and the other, inner and outer, own and strange; about borders and crossing borders, and about the sublime activities of passing and translating. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish dialogical thinkers and argues that the values of interreligious theology are moored in their thoughts. In his view interreligious dialogue supposes attentive listening, humility, a critical attitude towards oneself and others, a good amount of self-relativism and humor. It is about proximity, dialogical reading, engagement and interconnectedness.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Number of pages220
ISBN (Electronic)9783110430455
ISBN (Print)9783110439311
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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