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Conversation Partners Who Ask Tough Questions

A Feature Review of

DO WE WORSHIP THE SAME GOD?    Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue.

Miroslav Volf , Editor.

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2012.
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Reviewed by Bob Cornwall.

 

Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim Abraham as a spiritual ancestor, but do these self-proclaimed children Abraham worship the same God?  There are those within each of these communities that would affirm this proposition, but many others who would reject this idea.  There is a related question – does our ability to live together in peace require us to affirm each other has essentially co-religionists?  Granted that each faith community might understand God’s nature differently and worship differently; do we need to find sufficient common ground to overcome any deep-seated animosity?

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A Jewish Engagement with Christian Postliberalism

A Brief Review of

Another Reformation:
Postliberal Christianity and the Jews

By Peter Ochs

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2011
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Reviewed by Alex Joyner

There was a time in the 1960s and 70s when it seemed that the Barthian impact on theology was beginning to wane.  Liberation theologies and even a resurgent liberal impulse dominated many mainline seminaries.  A resurgent political evangelicalism captivated the right.  In the midst of this, Yale was producing a new group of scholars, influenced by Barth and the ecumenical movements.  Hans Frei and David Lindbeck were the leading edge of this wave soon dubbed postliberalism.  A similar movement was burgeoning on the other side of the Atlantic at Cambridge.

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