Judaism

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The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine, edited by Colin E. Gunton

Academic theology can have a future only if theologians themselves are interested in it. Why should anybody else read it if theologians are so caught up in experimenting with every philosophical movement and political program that they ignore their own field? If this volume is any indication, theology seems to have rediscovered itself as a tradition with its own resources and issues.

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Rethinking Modern Judaism, by Arnold M. Eisen

What came first, the chicken of belief or the egg of ritual? And how do they relate to each other? This is a central question posed by Arnold Eisen in his absorbing and wide-ranging account of contemporary Jewish practice. The transformation of that practice resulted from two events sparked by the French Revolution: the Enlightenment and the emancipation of the Jews.

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A review of The Sabbath World

When we complain about how busy we are, are we actually boasting of our importance?

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The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh

Most Christians have little understanding of the practice in which baptism has its origins: ritual bathing for purification in the Jewish tradition.
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Bookmarks

Sufi teacher Jamal Rahman has teamed up again with two friends, Jewish scholar Kathleen Schmitt Elias and Christian scholar Ann Holmes Redding, to write about the spiritual path in each tradition.