Religious Truth

Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Religious Truth. Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Edited by Alon Goshen-Gottstein

This latest publication, based on work carried out at Elijah, is part of ongoing work in the field of theology of religions, tackling how religions view each other. The book came out in Corona times, and that is actually a good thing. In addition to providing new reading for those still under lockdown, Religious Truth has been released in ebook format, which was not part of the original plan. Moreover, due to COVID-19, and in order to make the book broadly accessible, the book is available for a short time at a 50%discount, on the already reasonable prices of the Littman Library. It is so good be able to feature an Elijah academic publication at around $15 USD. Do not miss the opportunity (use code EBOOKLUP at checkout)

What's It all About?

Truth informs much of the self-understanding of religious believers. Accordingly, understanding what we mean by ‘truth’ is a key challenge to interreligious collaboration. The contributors to this volume, all leading scholars, consider what is meant by truth in classical and contemporary Jewish thought, and explore how making the notion of truth more nuanced can enable interfaith dialogue. Their essays take a range of approaches: some focus on philosophy proper, others on the intersection with the history of ideas, while others engage with the history of Jewish mysticism and thought. Together they open up the notion of truth in Jewish religious discourse and suggest ways in which upholding a notion of one’s religion as true may be reconciled with an appreciation of other faiths. By combining philosophical and theological thinking with concrete case studies, and discussion of precedents and textual resources within Judaism, the volume proposes new interpretations of the concept of truth, going beyond traditional exclusivist uses of the term. A key aim is to help Jews seeking dialogue with other religions to do so while remaining true to their own faith tradition: in pursuit of this, the volume concludes with suggestions of how the ideas presented can be applied in practice.

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