True and Holy Paperback

Christian Scripture and Other Religions

by Leo D Lefebure;

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True and Holy

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Traditionally Christians have read the scriptures of other religions through a hermeneutic of hostility, and interpreted interreligious relationships in light of sharp scriptural condemnations of idolatry and idolaters, often with deadly consequences. In recent decades, however, Catholics and many other Christians have undergone a major shift in relations with other religious traditions and in biblical interpretation. This new "hermeneutics of generosity" seeks instead to uncover what can be learned from other holy texts and the communities that treasure them, and also seeks to find common ground on important issues such as human rights and religious liberty.

This volume, which offers Christian readings of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist holy texts, offers a hermeneutic of generosity that yields new bases for friendship and understanding. Lefebure notes the challenges and tensions in the relationship between Christians and these four other religious communities, and also examines the specific issues involved in interpreting the Christian Bible in relations with Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. He concludes with a reflection on the experience of conversion from a hermeneutics of hostility to a hermeneutics of generosity in light of the theology of Bernard Lonergan and the mimesis theory of Rene Girard.

True and Holy by Leo D Lefebure was published by Orbis Books in February 2014. The ISBN for True and Holy is 9781626980532.

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Details for True and Holy

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherOrbis Books (February 2014)
Number of Pages274
Thickness18 mm
Height155 mm
Width235 mm
Product Code4088056
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