Islamic and Jewish Texts: Side by Side

By Reuven Firestone

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2005

The author discusses the interfaith study of Islamic and Jewish texts. Based on his experience facilitating this type of study, he compares the ways that Jews and Muslims approach text and what each learns from the other's approach. He describes the techniques he uses in interfaith text study, encouraging the use of discovery rather than accusation. Finally, he describes the benefits of dialogic text engagement with religious people of other faith systems.

Topic: Islam, Community Relations, Jewish Text, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Discourse and Dialogue, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.621

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Firestone, Reuven. Islamic and Jewish Texts: Side by Side. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2005: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6717


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