Encountering the Stranger: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue

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In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understandings of the stranger, the "other," and to identify ways that can bridge divisions and create greater harmony.

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In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understandings of the stranger, the "other," and to identify ways that can bridge divisions and create greater harmony.

Leonard Grob is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. John K. Roth is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College. The other contributors are Rachel N. Baum, Margaret Brearley, Britta Frede-Wenger, Henry Greenspan, Peter J. Haas, Riffat Hassan, Zayn Kassam, Henry F. Knight, Hubert G. Locke, Rochelle L. Millen, Khaleel Mohammed, David Patterson, Didier Pollefeyt, BŸlent Senay, Sana Tayyen, and Bassam Tibi.

"The subject is critical. In our pluralistic world, the need to encounter the stranger is not only a question of hospitality. It is a matter of our survival. Given the enormity of our global issues, it is clear that no one nation, culture, or religion can solve the problems. We simply have to co-operate and collaborate." -Imam Jamal Rahman, author of The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam

"Encountering the Stranger is an exciting, rewarding book, a pathbreaking work full of theological treasures, insights, and stimulating ideas." -Martin Rumscheidt, Atlantic School of Theology

"This is an important scholarly event, a teaching tool, and a resource for clergy formation and informal adult religious studies. The prominence of the contributors will help the book reach a wide range of constituencies and the accessible presentation of the divergent perspectives gathered here will grip readers." -George R. Wilkes, University of Edinburgh

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Trialogue Is the Way Leonard Grob John K. Roth xi

I In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Safeguarding the Stranger

1 "You Shall Not Murder": A Foundation for Trialogue? John K. Roth 9

2 Whom May I Kill? Zayn Kassam 24

3 "Where Is Your Brother?": Jewish Teachings on the "Stranger" David Patterson 38

4 Canopies of Hospitality: Post-Shoah Christian Faith and Making Room for Others Henry F. Knight 50

5 The Place of Non-Muslims in the Islamic Concept of the "Other": The Need for Rethinking Islamic Tradition in the Pursuit of Religious Pluralism Bassam Tibi 64

6 The Jewish Roots of Emmanuel Levinas's Metaphysics of Welcome Leonard Grob 76

II The "Other" in Scripture and Tradition: Valuing the Stranger

7 Encountering the Stranger in Classic Rabbinic Judaism Peter J. Haas 97

8 Encountering the Stranger: Aspects of Medieval Christianity Margaret Brearley 109

9 Noah and Others: Pluralism in Ancient and Modern Judaism Rochelle L. Millen 123

10 Normative Islamic (Qur'anic) Teachings on Pluralism: Reflections on "The People of the Book" Riffat Hassan 137

11 Reflexivity and Tawallî between Jews, Christians, and Muslims Bülent Senay 149

12 Encountering the Other: Enemy or Stranger? Hubert G. Locke 163

III The Hospitality of Pluralism: Welcoming the Stranger

13 Ora Henry Greenspan 182

14 Bearers of the Rings: Reflections on Christian Spirituality and the Theology of Religions Britta Frede-Wenger 193

15 Litarafoo: The Dialogical Method Sana Tayyen 206

16 Loving the Stranger: Intimacy between Jews and Non-Jews Rachel N. Baum 218

17 When Certainty Becomes Immaterial Khaleel Mohammed 232

18 Interreligious Dialogue beyond Absolutism, Relativism, and Particularism: A Catholic Approach to Religious Diversity Didier Pollefeyt 245

Epilogue: What Should Be Remembered? Leonard Grob John K. Roth 260

Selected Bibliography 263

Editors and Contributors 267

Index 276

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