This enlightening and authentic conversation - on one of the oldest and most difficult complex of problems dividing Jews and Christians - is an exciting example of what genuine interreligious dialogue can produce: surprising insights into the meaning of reality of which neither partner had more than an inkling. This dialogue yields an understanding of Judaism and of Christianity and brings each profoundly closer to the other.
Pinchas Lapide Jurgen Moltmann Leonard Swidler
Pinchas Lapide, an Orthodox Israeli Jew, was on the faculty of Bar Ilan University in Israel and worked for the foreign service of the Israeli government before devoting himself exclusively to Jewish-Christian dialogue in Germany.
Juegen Moltmann, Protestant scholar and author, is on the faculty of theology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany.
Leonard Swidler is editor of the 'Journal of Ecumenical Studies' and Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Jacob B. Agus is Rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Baltimore and on the faculty of Dropsie University, Philadelphia.