In this book, Adele Reinhartz argues that the Gospel of John is a rhetorical work that aims to persuade its audience not only to believe in Jesus but also to separate themselves from the Jews. This program accounts for the Gospel's pervasive Jewishness as well as its anti-Jewish statements.
Muslim and Christian scholars examine scripture texts and theological reflections from both traditions, showing that the oneness of God is taken as axiomatic in both, and that affirming God's unity has raised complex theological questions for both. The two faiths are not identical, but what divides them is not the number of gods they believe in.
What are human rights? Can theology acknowledge human rights discourse? Is theological engagement with human rights justified? What place should this discourse occupy within ethics? The author seeks to answer these questions about human rights, Christian theology, and philosophical ethics.
Focusing on five broad areas of interest - Law as a Teacher, Religious Liberty and Its Limits, Conversations about Culture, Conversations about Belief, and Cases and Controversies, this title demonstrates how thoughtful and purposeful engagement can contribute to rich, constructive, and difficult discussions between moral and cultural traditions.
What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand - and realize - these rights going into the future? This title sets out a path, proposing an affirmative genealogy in which human rights are the result of a process of "sacralization" of every human being.
The failure of immigration policies in the United States has resulted in dire consequences. This title analyzes contemporary US immigration in the context of fundamental Christian beliefs about the human person, sin, family life, and global solidarity.