“Tikkun Olam and Radical Kenosis: Fruit Borne in a Dialogue of Spiritual Encounter,” by Tasi Perkins

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg’s “What Would Roy and Alice Do?  A Reflection on How I Came to Be a Failure through Dialogue, Thank God,” is an insightful and provocative reflection on the constructive potential of inter-religious dialogue. Greenberg identifies Christianity’s history of contempt for Jewish people—manifest in the unspeakable atrocities of the Shoah—as the initial catalyst for his engagement in dialogue with Christians. Personal encounters with particularly honest and self-critical Christians led to a methodological shift in his approach to dialogue, and through this new approach, he has highlighted an important missiological parallel between the two traditions.

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