Friendship Across Religions: Theological Perspectives On Interreligious Friendship by Alon Goshen-gottsteinFriendship Across Religions: Theological Perspectives On Interreligious Friendship by Alon Goshen-gottstein

Friendship Across Religions: Theological Perspectives On Interreligious Friendship

EditorAlon Goshen-gottsteinContribution byBalwant Singh Dhillon, Timothy Gianotti

Hardcover | October 8, 2015

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This book explores the notion of interreligious friendship. Friendship is one of the outcomes as well as conditions for advancing interfaith relations. However, for friendship to advance, there must be legitimation from within and a theory of how interreligious relations can be justified from the resources of different faith traditions. The present volume explores these very issues, seeking to develop a robust theory of interreligious friendship, from the resources of each of the participating traditions. It also seeks to feature particular individual cases as models and precedents for such relations. In particular, the friendship of Gandhi and Charlie Andrews, his closest personal friend, emerges as the model for the project.
Alon Goshen-Gottstein is founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. A noted scholar of Jewish studies, he has held academic posts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University and has served as director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, Jerusalem.
Title:Friendship Across Religions: Theological Perspectives On Interreligious FriendshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 9.28 × 6.24 × 0.86 inPublished:October 8, 2015Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1498526357

ISBN - 13:9781498526357


Table of Contents

Foreword, Alon Goshen-GottsteinOverview: Introducing Interreligious Friendship: Types of Friendship, Alon Goshen-GottsteinSummary of Essays on Interreligious Friendship, Stephen Butler MurrayIntroduction: Friendship Across Religions-Project Overview and Synthesis, Alon Goshen-GottsteinChapter 1: Understanding Jewish Friendship, Extending Friendship beyond Judaism, Alon Goshen-GottsteinChapter 2: Very Two as Very One: A Response to Understanding Jewish Friendship, Meir SendorChapter 3: A Christian Perspective on Interreligious Friendship, Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-LinzChapter 4: The Sacramentality of Inter-religious Friendship, Johann M. VentoChapter 5: Toward a Muslim Theology of Interreligious Friendship, Timothy J. GianottiChapter 6: "Love Speaking to Love": Friendship Across Religious Traditions, Anantanand RambachanChapter 7: Interreligious Friendship: Insights from the Sikh Tradition, Eleanor NesbittChapter 8: Sikh Perspective on Friendship: Inside View, Balwant Singh DhillonConclusion: Friendship Across Religions: An Interreligious Manifesto, Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Editorial Reviews

The Elijah Institute has blessed us with an in-depth exploration of interreligious friendship from the perspective of several religious traditions. These essays are both erudite and edgy. They look deeply into religious traditions in the hope of laying down a foundation for the future of interreligious relations in a world that promises to become only more complicated. The authors search out the resources within the traditions that support interreligious friendships today and are fearless in pointing out the obstacles to such friendships also found in the traditions. This book is going to be a very valuable contribution to a global discussion.