Beginning the Conversation

  • Alan Brill


Does Judaism have a theology of other religions? Emphatically, yes. Judaism has a wide range of texts that offer thoughts on other religions. In this book, my goal is to present this broad range of traditional sources bearing on this question of the theological relationship between Judaism and other religions in order to start discussion about a Jewish theology of other religions. We will begin to explore the important questions about other religions.


Traditional Source Christian Theology Political Tolerance Religious Liberty Vatican Council 
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