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The Resource Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi, (electronic book)

Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi, (electronic book)

Label
Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Title
Learned ignorance
Title remainder
intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Statement of responsibility
edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Constructive interreligious dialogue is only a recent phenomenon. Until the nineteenth century, most dialogue among believers was carried on as a debate aimed either to disprove the claims of the other, or to convert the other to one's own tradition. At the end of the nineteenth century, Protestant Christian missionaries of different denominations had created such a cacophony amongst themselves in the mission fields that they decided that it would be best if they could begin to overcome their own differences instead of confusing and even scandalizing the people whom they were trying to convert. By the middle of the twentieth century, the horrors of the Holocaust compelled Christians, especially mainline Protestants and Catholics, to enter into a serious dialogue with Jews, one of the consequences of which was the removal of claims by Christians to have replaced Judaism, and revising text books that communicated that message to Christian believers. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many branches of Christianity, not least the Catholic Church, are engaged in a world-wide constructive dialogue with Muslims, made all the more necessary by the terrorist attacks of September 11. In these new conversations, Muslim religious leaders took an important initiative when they sent their document, ''A Common Word Between Us, '' to all Christians in the West. It is an extraordinary document, for it makes a theological argument (various Christians in the West, including officials at the Vatican, have claimed that a ''theological conversation'' with Muslims is not possible) based on texts drawn from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur'an, that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers share the God-given obligation to love God and each other in peace and justice. The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies brought together an international group of sixteen Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim scholars to carry on an important theological exploration of the theme of ''learned ignorance.''
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
201/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BL410
LC item number
.L43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1952-
  • 1970-
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  • Heft, James.
  • Firestone, Reuven
  • Safi, Omid
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  • Abrahamic religions
  • Religions
  • Catholic Church
Label
Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Proceedings of a conference held in June 2007 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC834748
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 344 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780199769308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Proceedings of a conference held in June 2007 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC834748
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 344 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780199769308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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