Uniqueness

Problem or Paradox in Jewish and Christian Traditions

By Gabriel Moran

Uniqueness

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  • ISBN: 9781606082324
  • Pages: 166
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
Web Price: $18.40

Uniqueness

Problem or Paradox in Jewish and Christian Traditions

By Gabriel Moran

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606082324
  • Pages: 166
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40

About-

The concept of the "uniqueness" of Christianity often blocks attempts at dialogue with other religions. Traditionally, the argument goes: if Christianity is unique, then to dialogue with others somehow diminishes the weight of the claim that Jesus and the Gospel are unique. But what if "uniqueness," properly defined, actually constitutes the key for understanding both Jewish and Christian traditions? Author Gabriel Moran frames his analysis of "uniqueness" by discussing the implications of that question.

In this fluent and conversational work, Moran examines the paradox surrounding the concept of "uniqueness" in Christian and Jewish religious traditions. He uncovers the layers of meaning that accrue in a word that is in some sense both illogical and yet indispensable for human religious conversation. Tracing a logic of uniqueness embodied in "revelation," "faith," "chosenness," "covenant," and "mediator," Moran opens a conversation between Jews and Christians that will lead readers to greater wisdom and religious depth.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Gabriel Moran's relentless probing of a key term, 'uniqueness,' in its varied uses in our respective theological traditions can provide fresh insights and perspectives for religious educators and systematicians alike, even where one might feel that something more or something other might be said on a given topic. Highly stimulation reading."
- Eugene J. Fisher, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

"A bold and much-needed work. The discussion and analysis of the 'inclusive' nature of the category of the unique opens the mind and hear to new possibilities for individuals and faith-communities to pursue forthright and productive dialogue while retaining their integrity. Moran does not shy away from grappling with such potentially explosive issues as the Holocaust and Christology. . . . Uniqueness is a 'mind-opener' as well as an eye-opener." - Byron L. Sherwin, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Spertus College of Judaica

Contributors-

Gabriel Moran

Bio(s)-

Gabriel Moran, a teacher of wide experience, directs the Graduate Program of Religious Education at New York University. He is author of fourteen books, including the classic Theology of Revelation.

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