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Goshen-Gottstein, Alon

Works: 21 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 2,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Alon Goshen-Gottstein
The crisis of the holy : challenges and transformations in world religions by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All religions are experiencing rapid changes due to a confluence of social and economic global forces. The modern world threatens the foundations of the world's religions and the cohesive assurances of their societies. Factors such as the pervasive intrusion of globalizing political and economic developments; polarized and morally equivalent presentations seen in the media; the sense of surety demanded in and promised by a culture dominated by science are but some of the factors that have placed extreme pressure on all religious traditions. This has stimulated unprecedented responses by religious groups, ranging from fundamentalism to the syncretistic search for meaning. The totality of pressures and responses is pushing religious people into controversial forms. As religion takes on new forms, balances between individual and community are disrupted and reconfigured. Religions often lose the capacity to recall their ultimate purpose or to lead their adherents towards it. This is why we call this complex situation "the crisis of the holy." This crisis is a confluence of threats, challenges, and opportunities for all religions. The present volume explores the contours of pressures, changes, and transformations, and reflects on how all our religions are changing under the common pressures of recent decades. By identifying commonalities across religions as they respond to these pressures, it suggests how religious traditions might cope with these changes and how they might join forces in doing so. (Publisher)
Jewish theology and world religions by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the most pervasive aspects of modern Jewish life are interaction with people of other faiths and exposure to their beliefs to a degree unknown in the past. Jewish thinking regarding other religions has not succeeded in keeping pace with the contemporary realities that regularly confront most Jews, nor has it adequately assimilated the ways in which other religions have changed their teachings about Jews and Judaism. Many Jews who grapple with Jewish tradition in the contemporary world want to know how Judaism sees today's non-Jewish other in order to affirm itself. By re-examining the J
The Jewish encounter with Hinduism : wisdom, spirituality, identity by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. A new relationship, that is not colored by a history of persecution and competition, suggests new parameters for Judaism's engagement with world religions at large. This book surveys the history of the relationship between the two religions - from historical to contemporary times, and from travellers to religious leadership. It analyses high-profile events such as public burning of wigs made of Indian hair and the statements of religious leadership acknowledging the validity of both traditions. It explores the opportunities that encounters with Hinduism present for the potential enrichment of Jewish theology. Alon Goshen-Gottstein dissects these possibilities by looking at the life stories of Jews who have immersed themselves in Hinduism. He investigates what these Jews have received and the ways in which their experiences have impacted their identities. The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism engages the theological challenges of a future-dialogue between Hinduism and Judaism and considers how the present Jewish encounter with Hinduism can be a source of theological and spiritual regeneration
Same God, other god : Judaism, Hinduism, and the problem of idolatry by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book presentation -- Presentation of author -- Model case presentation: the sheitel crisis -- Avoda zara: introducing the category -- Avoda zara: mental attitudes -- Understanding Avoda zara: the Maimonidean model -- Avoda zara between Jews and Gentiles: Nachmanides' model -- Shituf: applying a construct of Christianity to Hinduism -- Shituf: critical and constructive reflections -- Thinking of Hinduism in light of Meiri -- Do Jews and Hindus worship the same God? -- From Hindu God to Hindu Gods: confronting the particularity of Hindu deities -- Revisiting the worship of images: glimpses of a future dialogue -- When is a religion Avoda zara? Beyond a global approach to Hinduism
The sinner and the amnesiac : the rabbinic invention of Elisha ben Abuya and Eleazar ben Arach by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther the anti-Semite : a contemporary Jewish perspective by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of Luther and the Jews has received much attention since World War II. Many consider there to be a direct line leading from Martin Luther's later anti-Jewish recommendations to policies carried out in the Third Reich. This has led contemporary Lutheran Churches worldwide to issue apologies and to distance themselves from Luther's anti-Semitic teachings. It has also led Jews to distance themselves from Luther as a religious figure. The present work revisits Luther's anti-Semitism and seeks to understand the compound factors that informed it. Drawing on contemporary Luther'scholarship, it develops a model, the Luther Model, that brings together multiple factors that help account for what went wrong, as we see it from our contemporary perspective. With that model in place, it engages in an examination of whether these factors, abstracted from the particularity of their historical context, are not also present in contemporary Jewish attitudes to Christians, as well as in broader negative relations between faith communities. By constructing the Luther Model, this work seeks to feature Luther as a teacher and a paradigm for how religion can turn violent and destructive to other religions and to draw the appropriate lessons for interreligious relations today
Religious genius : appreciating inspiring individuals across traditions by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets forth a new area in the study of extraordinary individuals in religious traditions. It develops the category of "Religious Genius" as an alternative to existing categories, primarily "saint." It constructs a model by which to appreciate these individuals, suggesting key characteristics such as love, humility, and self-surrender. Religious geniuses transform their traditions and their legacies endure through these very transformations. They also inspire changes across religious boundaries and traditions. The study of religious geniuses in various faith traditions therefore advances interfaith engagement today. The book complements existing, primarily historical, studies of saints by offering a phenomenological approach that seeks to touch the subjectivity of these individuals, and how they have affected the unfolding of their religious traditions."--
The religious other : hostility, hospitality, and the hope of human flourishing by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comparative view of five religious traditions'' resources for developing a positive appreciation for the religious other. Moving from hostility to theological hospitality and seeking the flourishing of the religious other, these traditions can offer the finest teachings on otherness and provide much needed alternatives to common perceptions of interreligious relations
Friendship across religions : theological perspectives on interreligious friendship by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and hope : forgiveness, healing, and interfaith relations by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of religious leadership : world religions in conversation( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé éditeur : "The essays collected here, prepared by a think tank of the Elijah Interfaith Academy, address the subject of religious leadership. The subject is of broad relevance in the training of religious leaders and in the practice of religious leadership. It is also germane to religious thought as such, where reflections on religious leadership occupy an important place. What does it mean to be a religious leader in today's world? To what degree are the challenges that confront religious leadership the perennial challenges that have arrested the attention of the faithful and their leaders for generations, and to what degree do we encounter today challenges that are unique to our day and age? One dimension is surely unique and that is the very ability to explore these issues from an interreligious perspective and to consider challenges, opportunities and strategies across religious traditions. Some challenges confront leaders of all traditions, and therefore unite them. Studying the theme across six faith traditions-Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism-we recognize the common challenges to present day religious leadership. Chapters examine the nature of religious leadership in each tradition in relation to the goals of the tradition. They then present a typology of leadership in each of the traditions. These provide the background to a review of both systemic and contemporary challenges to religious leadership, and allow us to consider points of connection and intersection between the different faith traditions. This leads us to a reflection on religious leadership for the future, including the role of interfaith engagement in the profile of the ideal future religious leader, across diverse faith traditions."
Sharing wisdom : benefits and boundaries of interreligious learning( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected here, prepared by a think tank of the Elijah Interfaith Academy, explore the challenges associated with sharing wisdom?learning, teachings, messages for good living?between members of different faith traditions. In a globalized age, when food, music, and dress are shared freely, how should religions go about sharing their wisdom? The essays, representing six faith traditions (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist), explore what wisdom means in each of these traditions, why it should be shared?internally and externally?and how it should be shared. A primary concern is the form of appropriate sharing, so that the wisdom of the specific tradition maintains its integrity in the process of sharing. Authors reflect on specific wisdoms their tradition has or should share, as well as what it has to receive from other faiths. Special emphasis is placed on the themes of love and forgiveness and how these illustrate the principles of common sharing. Love and humility emerge as strong motivators for sharing wisdom and for doing so in a way that respects the tradition from which the wisdom comes as well as the recipient. This book offers a theory that can enrich ongoing encounters between members of faith traditions by suggesting a tradition-based practice of sharing the wisdom of traditions, while preserving the integrity of the teaching and respecting the identity of the one with whom wisdom is shared."--
Elohim ṿe-Yiśraʼel ke-av u-ven ba-sifrut ha-Tanaʼit by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Maḥloḳet be-ʻolamam shel ḥakhamim by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tokhnit le-ʻerev Sukot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Body as image of God in Rabbinic Literature by Alon Goshen-Gottstein( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crisis of the holy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A discussion of the concept of "the holy" amongst various religions, and the effect of modern life on holiness
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1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interreligious reflections( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alon Goshen Goṭshṭain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The sinner and the amnesiac : the rabbinic invention of Elisha ben Abuya and Eleazar ben Arach
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