Modest Claims: Dialogues And Essays On Tolerance And Tradition by Adam B. SeligmanModest Claims: Dialogues And Essays On Tolerance And Tradition by Adam B. Seligman

Modest Claims: Dialogues And Essays On Tolerance And Tradition

byAdam B. Seligman

Paperback | March 30, 2004

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Modest Claims, which features essays by Seligman and dialogues between scholars representing the three monotheistic faiths, provides the beginnings of a very different set of arguments on tolerance and tradition. In so doing it seeks to uncover the sources of toleration and pluralism that exist within the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Most contemporary approaches leave these sources largely unexplored and often marginalize them in current public debates and social agendas. Seligman and his dialogue partners seek to engage traditional understandings to uncover internal components that make dialogue between different religions and cultures possible. Espousing the idea of translation as a metaphor for the tolerant act, Modest Claims takes difference seriously as an aspect of existence that can be neither trivialized nor ignored. It explores and develops specifically religious arguments for tolerance and acceptance of others, as well as new strategies for understanding difference that are not rooted in individualist worldviews.

“Seligman is an excellent scholar of profound depth and subtlety. He has gathered a number of interesting and important scholars to discuss substantively this critical and cutting-edge topic.” —Marc Gopin, Tufts University
ADAM B. SELIGMAN is professor of religion at Boston University. Interlocutors: Nasr Abu Zayd, Peter Berger, Joan Estruch, Menachem Fisch, Shlomo Fischer, Nilüfer Göle, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Sohail H. Hashmi, Rusmir Mahmutcehajic, Adam B. Seligman, Suzanne Last Stone, Dorothee C. von Tippelskirch, and Claire Wolfteich.
Title:Modest Claims: Dialogues And Essays On Tolerance And TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268041075

ISBN - 13:9780268041076


Editorial Reviews

"...the discussion flows brilliantly and one finally feels what it is like to be the proverbial fly on the wall in a room filled with great minds discussing great ideas. ...the reader will wish to continue the conversation with others. More one could not hope to ask from a text."—Multicultural Review