Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding

Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding

by Alan Brill

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Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding by Alan Brill

With insight and scholarship, Brill crisply outlines the traditional Jewish approaches to other religions for an age of globalization. He provides a fresh perspective on Biblical and Rabbinic texts, offering new ways of thinking about other faiths. He develops the categories of theology of religions for Jewish texts and arranges the texts according to classifications widely used in interfaith work: inclusivist, exclusivist, universalist, and pluralist.

Judaism and Other Religions is essential for a Jewish theological understanding of the various issues in encounters with other religions. With passion and clarity, Brill argues that in today's world of strong religious passions and intolerance, it is necessary to go beyond secular tolerance toward moderate and mediating religious positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349383986
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/14/2010
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Alan Brill is Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair of Jewish-Christian Studies, Department of Religion, Seton Hall University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Beginning the Conversation 1

2 Theological Categories 15

3 Biblical and Talmudic Texts 31

4 The Inclusivist Tradition 63

5 The Universalist Tradition 99

6 Pluralism 129

7 The Exclusivist Tradition 151

8 Gentiles 175

9 The Phenomena of Religion 207

10 At the Dawn of a New Century 225

Notes 241

Selected Bibliography 259

Index 269

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