Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Oxford University Press (1989)
Abstract
Many studies written about the Jewish-Christian relationship are primarily historical overviews that focus on the Jewish background of Christianity, the separation of Christianity from Judiasm, or the medieval disputations between the two faiths. This book is one of the first studies to examine the relationship from a philosophical and theological viewpoint. Carefully drawing on Jewish classical sources, Novak argues that there is actual justification for the new relationship between Judaism and Christianity from within Jewish religious tradition. He demonstrates that this new relationship is possible between religiously committed Jews and Christians without the two major impediments to dialogue: triumphalism and relativism. One of the very few books on this topic written by a Jewish theologian who speaks specifically to modern Christian concerns, it will provide the groundwork for a more serious development of Jewish-Christian dialogue in our day.
Keywords Judaism Christianity  Christianity and other religions Judaism  Judaism History of doctrines  Philosophy, Jewish
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Call number BM535.N64 1989
ISBN(s) 0195050843   0195072731   9780195072730
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