Interreligious Relations: Biblical Perspectives

Interreligious Relations: Biblical Perspectives


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This volume presents international perspectives on interreligious dialogue, with a particular focus on how this can be found or understood within biblical texts. The volume is in four parts covering both the Old and New Testaments (and related Greco Roman texts) as well as the history of reception and issues of hermeneutics. Issues of the relationships between religious cultures are assessed both in antiquity and modernity

In Part 1 (Old Testament) contributions range from the discussion of the bible and plurality of theologies in church life (Erhard Gerstenberger) to the challenge of multi-culturalism (Cornelis Van Dam). Part 2 (New Testament and Greco-Roman Texts) considers such things as Pagan, Jewish and Christian historiography (Armin Baum) and the different beliefs it is possible to discern in the Ephesian community (Tor Vegge). Part 3 provides issues from the history of reception - including the role of Jesus in Islam (Craig A. Evans). The volume is completed by a hermeneutical reflection by Jože Krašovec, which draws the threads of dialogue together and questions how we can best examine the bible in a modern, international, multicultural society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567685377
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Hallvard Hagelia is Professor of Old Testament at Ansgar School of Theology, Norway

Markus Zehnder is Professor of Old Testament at EFT Leuven, Belgium

Table of Contents

Part 1: Old Testament
1. Plurality of Theologies in Bible and Church Life - Erhard Gerstenberger, Marburg University, Germany
2. Yahweh and the Other Gods: Acceptance, Rejection, and Cognitive Care - Hans Jørgen Lundager Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
3. Inter-Religious Relations and the Challenge of Multiculturalism: Some Biblical Principles - Cornelis Van Dam, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, Canada
4. Creation and Covenant: God's Direct Relationship with the Non-Israelite Nations in the Old Testament - Robin Routledge, Mattersey Hall, UK
5. Models of Inclusion and Exclusion in Joshua - David Firth, Trinity College Bristol, UK; Research Associate of the University of the Free State, South Africa
6. Interreligious Relations in the Future as Described in the Latter Prophets - Markus Zehnder, EFT Leuven, Belgium
7. Religious Observance in Space and Time in Ancient Israel and Ancient Near East - Hallvard Hagelia, Ansgar School of Theology, Norway

Part 2: New Testament and Greco-Roman Texts
8. Interreligious Encounters in the Book of Acts - Christoph Stenschke, University of South Africa, South Africa
9. Different Beliefs in the Rhetoric of the New Testament Letter to the Ephesians - Tor Vegge, University of Agder, Norway
10. Christians, Jews, and Pagans in the Book of Revelation: Persecution, Perseverance, and Purity in the Shadow of the Last Judgement - Eckhard J. Schnabel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA
11. Acts of God in History According to Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Historiography - Armin Baum, Freie Theologische Hochschule Giessen, Germany

Part 3: Reception History
12. Jonah and the Foreigners - Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Aberdeen University, UK
13. Hanina ben Dosa Heals from a Distance: A Case of Christian Influences upon Talmudic Judaism? - Hilde Brekke Møller, Norwegian School of Theology, Norway
14. Jesus in Islamic and Rabbinic Traditions - Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University, USA

Part 4: Hermeneutical Reflections
15. The Word in Dialogue and Interreligious Relation - Jože Krašovec, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

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