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Forging a Common Future: Catholic, Judaic, and Protestant Relations Bruce Chilton

Forging a Common Future: Catholic, Judaic, and Protestant Relations

Bruce Chilton

Published April 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780829811704
Paperback
109 pages
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Can we not only live together in our respective religious convictions, but also learn from one another about what it means to love and serve the one God we profess to worship together? To answer this critical question, three prominent scholars ofMoreCan we not only live together in our respective religious convictions, but also learn from one another about what it means to love and serve the one God we profess to worship together? To answer this critical question, three prominent scholars of religion engage in a lively, accessible debate.Liberal Catholic priest and sociologist Andrew Greeley begins by analyzing two great schisms in religious history -- the emergence of Christianity and the evolution of Protestantism (he calls the latter a great mistake). Rabbi Jacob Neusner and Protestant scholar Bruce Chilton then discuss the significance of these schisms for the religious faithful.In part two, Chilton states his belief that there is grace in the mistake of religious schism, and presents what he thinks this means for religious dialogue in the future. Greeley and then Neusner suggest the implications of this dialogue for Judeo-Christian relations.Historian William Scott Green provides a brief summarizing conclusion.Forging a Common Future is a timely call to Jews and Christians alike to honor their distinct traditions while learning to live together.