Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions

Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions

by P. Ochs
     
 
Sixteen Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars sought to answer one question: 'Do our three scriptures unite or divide us?' Each essay examines scriptural sources as read in the classical and medieval traditions, addressing issues including how each tradition addresses the 'other' within its tradition and without, and the challenges of modernity.

Overview

Sixteen Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars sought to answer one question: 'Do our three scriptures unite or divide us?' Each essay examines scriptural sources as read in the classical and medieval traditions, addressing issues including how each tradition addresses the 'other' within its tradition and without, and the challenges of modernity.

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"The incredible strength of the volume becomes clear with a close read of introductions and these selections from the essays offered: few volumes today offer the depth of personal reflection, from such markedly different scholarly voices and traditions, across such a breadth of scholarly interests. Crisis, Call, and Leadership is a pleasure to browse and to study." - Lisa M. Hess, United Theological Seminary (OH)

'Scriptural reasoning, the growing practice of Jews, Christians, and Muslims reading their scriptures together, makes good academic and common sense in a time of crisis. This ground-breaking book, the outcome of an imaginative 3-year experiment by the Princeton Center of Theological Inquiry, shows scholars and thinkers of the Abrahamic traditions going deeper into the traditions and into their contemporary situation. The result is something new, wise, and relevant full of promise for the future. Where else can one find testimonies to Jews, Christians, and Muslims coming together not only in study, thinking, and wisdom-seeking but also in play, joy, and friendship?' - David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge and Director, Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230618251
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Ochs is Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. He co-founded the Society for Textual Reasoning (studies in Jewish textuality and philosophy) and the Society for Scriptural Reasoning (fellowships of inter-Abrahamic scriptural study and interpretation). Among his books are Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews; Peirce, Pragmatism and the Logic of Scripture; Textual Reasonings (co-edited with Nancy Levene); and Renewing the Covenant (with Eugene Borowitz).

William Stacy Johnson is Arthur M. Adams Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister and a lawyer, Johnson, who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, has authored and edited a number of books, including H. Richard Niebuhr: Theology, History,and Culture (Yale University Press, 1996), The Mystery of God: Karl Barth and the Postmodern Foundations of Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 1997), A Time to Embrace: Same-gender Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics (Eerdmans, 2006), and John Calvin, Reformer for the Twenty-First Century (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).

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