Aspects of Liberal Judaism: Essays in Honour of John D Rayner on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

Aspects of Liberal Judaism: Essays in Honour of John D Rayner on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

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ISBN-13: 9780853036012
Publisher: Valentine Mitchell
Publication date: 10/31/2004
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsx
1Travelling Through the Night: On the Road with John D. Rayner1
2Leo Baeck and Reconciliation10
3Ernst Leitz of Wetzlar and Altruism During the Holocaust13
4Jewishly Responsible Investment28
5Is There a Jewish Ethic?36
6Leopold Stein: A Liberal Master of Prayer49
7Baruch and Berachah: Blessing in Judaism73
8The Challenge of Genetic Research80
9Judaism and Today's Asylum Seekers105
10Liberal Judaism and Mixed Marriage113
11Feminist Bible Interpretation124
12Compelling Commitments: A Radical Rethink of Liberal Judaism?137
13A Religion for the Future150
14Immortality and Resurrection: Maimonides and the Maimonidean Controversy159
15On the Impossibility of Prophecy: A Study of Isaiah 6170
16Christ Through Jewish Eyes184
17Moses Montefiore and Jews, Christians and Muslims202
18Religion, Civil Society and Inter-faith Endeavour214
19Inter-faith Dialogue221
20Perceptions of the Other: Lessons from Jewish-Christian Dialogue225
Notes on the Editors and Contributors244
Bibliography of the Writings of Rabbi John D. Rayner CBE249

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