Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Paperback | September 1, 1994

byDavid Novak

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David Novak is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Many studies written about the Jewish-Christian relationship are primarily historical overviews that focus on the Jewish background of Christianity, the separation of Christianity from Judaism, or the medieval disputations between the two faiths. This book is one of the first studies to examine therelationship from a philosophical and theological viewpoint. Carefully drawing on Jewish classical sources, Novak argues that there is actual justification for the new relationship between Judaism and Christianity from within Jewish religious tradition. He demonstrates that this new relationshipis possible between religiously committed Jews and Christians without the two major impediments to dialogue: triumphalism and relativism. One of the very few books on this topic written by a Jewish theologian who speaks specifically to modern Christian concerns, it will provide the groundwork for amore serious development of Jewish-Christian dialogue in our day.

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David Novak is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Many studies written about the Jewish-Christian relationship are primarily historical overviews that focus on the Jewish background of Christianity, the separation of Christianity from Judaism, or the medieval disputations between the two faiths. This book is one of the first...

David Novak is at the University of Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.27 × 5.63 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195072731

ISBN - 13:9780195072730

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"Highly original and historically documented...admirable insight and erudition....I hope that Christians and Jews will read and reflect on this thoughtful work."--Louis Dupre, Yale University