Jewish chosenness and religious diversity - A contemporary approach

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Abstract

The task I set myself here is to advance internal Jewish religious renewal and mutual religious understanding by presenting a new approach to the doctrine that the Jews are "the Chosen People," and to follow out the implications for the relationship between Judaism and other religions. What demands a revised theology of chosenness is the danger of Jews interpreting the doctrine of chosenness in ways that endorse ethnocentric supremacy, cultural isolation, and the defamation of other religions. Such a rendering of the doctrine in our times signifies not only an agonistic stance toward other peoples and other religions, but also a serious spiritual shortcoming within Judaism itself. The premise of my theology is that God loves all nations equally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligious Perspectives on Religious Diversity
EditorsRobert McKim
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Pages21-36
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789004322684
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NamePhilosophy of Religion - World Religions
Volume6
ISSN (Print)2210-481X
ISSN (Electronic)2210-4828

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