Christians & Jews: Faith to Faith
With keen wisdom and a masterful understanding of history, Rabbi James Rudin, an acclaimed authority in the field of Jewish-Christian relations, provides the context necessary for Christians and Jews to recognize the critical challenges posed by the past―and the future―of their two religions.
Spanning twenty centuries of controversy, horror and promise, Rudin's narrative examines:
It includes proven approaches for successful interreligious dialogues, including tips on session organization, project ideas and a discussion guide to enhance Christians’ and Jews’ knowledge of each other.
"… a crystal clear primer on the bones of contention from which anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism were constructed ... Rudin draws extensively from the historical and religious records of both Jews and Christians, and the bibliography of further reading is impressive…Concluding chapters counseling readers on starting and conducting Jewish-Christian dialogue neatly complement the exposition." Ray Olson
"The author's four decades experience as both scholar and practitioner in the field, enable him to craft the material in such a way that the newcomer and the long time advocate alike can glean considerable wisdom for the task of interreligious interaction. While focusing on these two faiths (Judaism and Christianity), he recognizes that historically two partner dialogue has expanded to include the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) in recent years. The book is well suited for both individual and group study." -The Reverend Greg Smith