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Mission and Salvation III. Christian Faith and Other Faiths

Hooker, Roger

The Tension Between Dialogue and Evangelism. Canon Dr. Roger Hooker, the Bishop of Birmingham's Adviser for Interfaith Relations, expresses his views on Mission and Interfaith Dialogue. … [more]

Religious Prejudice, Dialogue and Respect

Ives, Yossi

Rabbi Yossi Ives, coordinator of the Lubavitch Foundation in Leeds, discusses the dilemmas of inter-religious dialogue and argues that respect for others is mandatory even if we do not accept their religious beliefs. Lubavitch is a very traditional branch of Orthodox Judaism. … [more]

Assertive Judaism

Marmur, Dow

Five fundamental issues that challenge Reform Judaism today: tradition, the non-Jewish world, continuity, personal fulfilment and spirituality. … [more]

Judaism in America: Critical Impressions

Marmur, Dow

A Reform Judaism view of issues between the three major branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform/Liberal. … [more]

In God's Name: Law as a Religious Category

Marmur, Dow

Law in the realm above politics, in the same realm as religion. Religion and law must, of course, be subject to the political process, but they become corrupt when they are invaded by political power. … [more]

Jews and Gentiles: A Changing Relationship

Marmur, Dow

Anti-Semitism is a central pre-occupation of assimilationists. As hard as they try to be like the others, the others make sure the Jews remain different. Observant Jews of whatever denomination have enough positive reasons for being Jewish to contain the hatred, even the persecution, by non-Jews. … [more]

Christians, Jews and Anti-Semitism Now

Marmur, Dow

Christian-Jewish dialogue is of little concern to most exponents of contemporary Judaism and a stepchild of Jewish creativity in our time. But in the days of Franz Rosenzweig, Leo Baeck and other giants of twentieth-century Jewish thought, it was central. … [more]

On Christian Teshuvah: The Open Heart of the Jewish People

Signer, Michael A.

Rabbi Dr. Michael A. Signer writes: "I'm sending along something I've written about Christian Teshuvah and Jewish attitudes toward it, with many greetings to all of you who are spread out so far and yet are so close to me and brought me to the insights that are in this little homily." … [more]

The Context of Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Solomon, Norman

The Christian-Jewish dialogue is constantly moving forward. When Rabbi Dr. Solomon wrote this paper he did not know that the Vatican would eventually recognize the State of Israel, issue its Reflexions on the Shoah, and that Pope John Paul II would make his historical pilgrimage to Israel. Yet, the broad context of the dialogue still remains the same. … [more]

Problems and Prospects of Christian-Jewish Dialogue: A Russian Perspective

Tabak, Yuri

As a precursor to dealing with the problems and prospects for Jewish-Christian dialogue, an attempt needs to be made to define “religious dialogue”, for it is a term open to interpretation. In the context of this paper “religious dialogue” shall refer to the discussion of religio-historical problems central to both religions and carried out by representatives of each of the religious traditions. … [more]