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Learned ignorance : intellectual humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Author: James Heft; Reuven Firestone; Omid Safi
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proceedings of a conference held in June 2007 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I. Learned Ignorance and Interreligious Dialogue : -- 1. Some requisites for interfaith dialogue / David B. Burrell -- 2. Learned ignorance and faithful interpretation of the Qur'an in Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) / Pim Valkenberg -- 3. "Seeing the sounds" :  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Heft; Reuven Firestone; Omid Safi
ISBN: 9780199769308 0199769303 9780199769315 0199769311 9780199773060 0199773068
OCLC Number: 649927408
Notes: Proceedings of a conference held in June 2007 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.
Description: xiii, 344 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Learned Ignorance and Interreligious Dialogue : --
1. Some requisites for interfaith dialogue / David B. Burrell --
2. Learned ignorance and faithful interpretation of the Qur'an in Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) / Pim Valkenberg --
3. "Seeing the sounds" : intellectual humility and the process of dialogue / Michael A. Signer --
4. Finding common ground : "Mutual knowing," moderation, and the fostering of religious pluralism / Asma Afsaruddin --
Part II. Must Particularity be Exclusive? : --
5. Humble infallibility / James L. Heft --
6. Chosenness and the exclusivity of truth / Reuven Firestone --
7. The belief in the incarnation of God : source of religious humility or cause of theological pride? / Oliver-Thomas Venard --
8. Supernatural Israel : obstacles to theological humility in Jewish traditions / Shira L. Lander --
9. Walking on divine edge : reading notions of arrogance and humility in the Qur'an / Afra Jalabi --
Part III. Violence, Apologies, and Conflict : --
10. After Augustine :humility and the search for God in historical memory / Elizabeth Groppe --
11. Apology, regret, and intellectual humility : an interreligious consideration / Michael B. McGarry --
12. Islamic theological perspectives on intellectual humility and the conditioning of interfaith dialogue / Mustaf Abu Sway --
Part IV. Religious Pluralism : --
13. A meditation on intellectual humility, or on a fusion of epistemic ignorance and covenantal certainty / Stanislaw Krajewski --
14. Saving "Dominus Iesus" / Daniel Madigan --
15. Between tradition and reform : between premodern Sufism and the Iranian reform movement / Omid Safi --
Epilogue : The purpose of interreligious dialogue / James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi.
Responsibility: edited by James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi.
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