Jewish Theology and World Religions


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Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in Ass
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6.3 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.55 pounds
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About the Author

Alon Goshen-Gottstein is acknowledged as one of the world's leading figures in interreligious dialogue. He is founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute since 1997. A noted scholar of Jewish studies, he has held academic posts at Tel Aviv University and has served as director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, Jerusalem. His most recent publications are The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism: Wisdom, Spirituality, Identity (2015) and Same God, Other God: Judaism, Hinduism and the Problem of Idolatry (2015).

Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD, is executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University and editor of Meorot--A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse. He has written widely on Israel, Jewish thought, and interfaith relations, including his book The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians (Jewish Lights), and is coeditor of End of an Exile: Israel, the Jews and the Gentile World; and Two Faiths, One Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other.

Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD, is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Modern Jewish-Christian Relations: A Good Revolution
  • Israel and Christians in the Middle East
  • What are Jewish Ethics Regarding Christians and Other Gentiles?
  • Why Israel Is the Best Hope for Middle East Christians Today
  • Can Judaism and Christianity Make Room for Each Other?


"This volume recognizes ambiguity in the very nature of religion and that Jews' recognition of the undeniable mystical experience of others lays a foundation for further studies by the contributors. This is an indispensable title for graduate and undergraduate programs emphasizing world religions and interfaith, interreligious dialogue. Highly recommended." -- Choice, March 2013

"Superb....breaks new ground in our understanding of other faiths from a Jewish perspective. For this contribution, theologians, halakhists, religious communal leadership, and lay readers should offer prayers of thanksgiving." -- Jerome A. Chanes, Jewish Ideas Daily

" . . . a thorough and much needed work of Orthodox interfaith theology that addresses twenty-first century Jews . . . . the contributors engage Hinduism and Buddhism on their own terms, rather than seeking to apply paradigms to them from Jewish approaches to Christianity and Islam. Of considerable consequence for Orthodox Judaism are lesser known legal and theological precedents unearthed by the contributors that offer models of tolerant, pluralistic theologies, such as that of the medieval sage Menahem Me'iri." -- Daniel Ross Goodman, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2013