“Speak the Truth in Love: Bringing Inter-religious Dialogue Home,” by Jason A. Kerr

Rabbi Greenberg’s essay charts two parallel religious journeys. The first is his own, in which he shifts from viewing Christianity as a vehicle for anti-Semitism to recognizing its potential as a source of moral power. The second is that of Roy and Alice Eckhardt, whose quest to liberate Christianity from its anti-Semitism ultimately leads them to challenge the doctrine of the Resurrection. These poignant stories demonstrate the capacity of inter-religious dialogue to change people and institutions. Even so, Rabbi Greenberg also frankly acknowledges the costs that these inter-religious encounters can impose on intra-religious relationships: the Eckhardts’ forceful speaking “frightened and angered many Christians, even repentant ones,” while Greenberg says that he “was straining [his] own ties to their breaking point.”

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  1. […] responding to Rabbi Greenberg, I decided to focus on the challenges of bringing the benefits of inter-religious encounters back […]

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