Gift of Responsibility
The Promise of Dialogue Among Christians, Jews, and Muslims
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This book argues that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, locked as they have been over the centuries in many kinds of mutual enmity and violence, now need to join resources to resist the destructive economic and political forces now on the loose across the globe, some of which distrust among these faiths has tended to intensify. Such a project requires relational practices among the faiths, all of them based on mutual moral commitments that draw on the respective communities' scriptural traditions of covenantal promise-keeping. That is, each tradition has a gift of responsibility, both to its God and to its people. Mudge wants to plumb the resources of each of these religions and encourage them to be responsible in taking these gifts seriously.Such relational practices are hardly used as resources in interreligious dialogue. Mudge contends that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are called to practice moral hospitality and covenantal humanism in order to foster justice and responsibility in societies around the globe.
"Mudge's Perspectives and convictions are clearly presented. One may not agree with every observation and suggestion he makes, but for people interested in interreligious dialogue that seeks mutual understanding and grounds for collective action, this book is highly recommended." Michael T. Shelley, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Interpretation, October 2009--Sanford Lakoff "Interpretation "