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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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“Seeing the Sounds”

“Seeing the Sounds”

Intellectual Humility and the Process of Dialogue

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(p.53) 3 “Seeing the Sounds”
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Learned Ignorance
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Michael A. Signer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0004

This chapter draws explicitly on the thought of Nicholas of Cusa to shed further light on often unexplored dimensions of interreligious dialogue. It firsts describes the link between learned ignorance and interreligious conversation. Next, it describes the author's own experience of an interreligious conversation between Jews, Christians, and Muslims that took place during a course at the Cardinal Bea Institute in Rome. It then analyzes that encounter on the basis of Jewish exegetical interpretations of the sensory experience of Israel at Mt. Sinai.

Keywords:   Nicholas of Cusa, interreligious dialogue, learned ignorance, interreligious conversation, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Israel, Mt. Sinai

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