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Learned IgnoranceIntellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims$
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James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199769308

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.001.0001

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Some Requisites for Interfaith Dialogue

Some Requisites for Interfaith Dialogue

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(p.23) 1 Some Requisites for Interfaith Dialogue
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Learned Ignorance
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David B. Burrell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0002

This chapter sketches the historical interactions, political and theological, of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It focuses on intellectual humility as it has been displayed (or not) in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim exchange over the centuries, to uncover pointers toward what might facilitate as well as block current exchanges. It delineates some crippling socio-cultural obstacles to exercising dialogue in today's situation, and concludes with suggested ways to step beyond the current impasses. It argues that genuine interreligious dialogue constitutes a formidable task, indeed, calling for humility on the part of believers from each Abrahamic faith as they find themselves having to acknowledge responsibility for exacerbating the problem more than contributing to the solution.

Keywords:   Jews, Christians, Muslims, interreligious dialogue, intellectual humility, Abrahamic faith

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