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 Toward a Pluralist Theology of Judaism

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780195112597
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199872275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0011
  Toward a Pluralist Theology of Judaism

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This chapter argues that the construction of a Jewish theology of Christianity can only be undertaken by those willing to move beyond the notion that religious truth is restricted to only one faith tradition. But the openness to a wider truth that underlies that move must eventually — and sooner rather than later — lead us beyond the Jewish-Christian dialogue to a consideration of other religions: to Islam, the third of the Abrahamic faiths, and beyond, to religions outside this tripartite tradition. Thus, the underlying assumptions of the Jewish-Christian dialogue must open the participants to a full multifaith pluralism. This chapter outlines the structure of a possible pluralist theology of Judaism, hinting at the great promise of universal religious understanding and the hope for human fellowship that lies before us.

Keywords: Judaism; pluralism; exclusivism; theology; Christianity; Revelation

Chapter.  7450 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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