Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims


confident interreligious discussion is barely a up to date phenomenon. until eventually the 19th century, so much discussion between believers used to be carried on as a debate aimed both to disprove the claims of the opposite, or to transform the opposite to one's personal culture. on the finish of the 19th century, Protestant Christian missionaries of other denominations had created one of these cacophony among themselves within the venture fields that they determined that it'd be most sensible in the event that they might start to conquer their very own ameliorations rather than complicated or even scandalizing the folks whom they have been attempting to convert. through the center of the 20 th century, the horrors of the Holocaust pressured Christians, particularly mainline Protestants and Catholics, to go into right into a critical discussion with Jews, one of many outcomes of which used to be the removing of claims through Christians to have changed Judaism, and revising textual content books that communicated that message to Christian believers.

Now, at the start of the twenty-first century, many branches of Christianity, no longer least the Catholic Church, are engaged in a world-wide optimistic discussion with Muslims, made the entire extra worthy by means of the terrorist assaults of September eleven. In those new conversations, Muslim non secular leaders took a massive initiative once they despatched their document,''A universal notice among Us,'' to all Christians within the West. it really is a rare record, for it makes a theological argument (various Christians within the West, together with officers on the Vatican, have claimed ''theological conversation'' with Muslims isn't really attainable) in accordance with texts drawn from the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the Qur'an, that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers proportion the God-given legal responsibility to like God and every different in peace and justice.

The Institute for complicated Catholic stories introduced jointly a global crew of 16 Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim students to hold on an incredible theological exploration of the topic of ''learned ignorance.''

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