Encountering the Stranger: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue

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EditorLeonard Grob, John K. Roth

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In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understandings of the stranger, the "other," and to identify ways that can bridge divisions and create greater harmony.

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In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understa...

Leonard Grob is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. John K. Roth is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College. The other contributors are Rachel N. Baum, Margaret Brearley, Britta Frede-Wenger, Henry Greenspan, Peter J. Haas, Riffat Hassan, Zayn Kassam, Henry F. Knight,...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 3, 2012Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295992026

ISBN - 13:9780295992020

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Trialogue Is the WayLeonard Grob and John K. Roth

i. In The Shadow of the Holocaust: Safeguarding the Stranger

1 "You Shall Not Murder": A Foundation for Trialogue?John K. Roth

2 Whom May I Kill?Zayn Kassam

3"Where Is Your Brother?": Jewish Teachings on the "Stranger"David Patterson

4?Canopies of Hospitality: Post-Shoah Christian Faith and Making Room for Others?Henry F. Knight

5 The Place of Non-Muslims in the Islamic Concept of the "Other": The Need for Rethinking Islamic Tradition in the Pursuitof Religious Pluralism Bassam Tibi

6 The Jewish Roots of Emmanuel Levinas'sMetaphysics of WelcomeLeonard Grob

ii. The "Other" in the Scripture and Tradition: Valuing the Stranger

7 Encountering the Stranger in Classic Rabbinic JudaismPeter J. Haas

8 Encountering the Stranger: Aspects of Medieval ChristianityMargaret Brearley

9Noah and Others: Pluralism in Ancient and Modern JudaismRochelle L. Millen

10Normative Islamic (Qur'anic) Teachings on Pluralism: Reflections on "The People of the Book"Riffat Hassan

11 Reflexivity and Tawallî between Jews, Christians, and MuslimsBülent Senay

12 Encountering the Other: Enemy or Stranger?Hubert G. Locke

iii. The Hospitality of Pluralism: Welcoming the Stranger

13 OraHenry Greenspan

14Bearers of the Rings: Reflections on Christian Spirituality and the Theology of ReligionsBritta Frede-Wenger

15 Litarafoo: The Dialogical MethodSana Tayyen

16 Loving the Stranger: Intimacy between Jews and Non-JewsRachel N. Baum

17 When Certainty Becomes ImmaterialKhaleel Mohammed

18 Interreligious Dialogue beyond Absolutism, Relativism, andParticularism: A Catholic Approach to Religious DiversityDidier Pollefeyt

Epilogue: What Should Be Remembered?Leonard Grob and John K. Roth

Selected BibliographyEditors and ContributorsIndex?

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This is an important scholarly event, a teaching tool, and a resource for clergy formation and informal adult religious studies. The prominence of the contributors will help the book reach a wide range of constituencies and the accessible presentation of the divergent perspectives gathered here will grip readers.

- George R. Wilkes, University of Edinburgh