Telling Tales
176 Pages

Telling Tales



Jacob Neusner makes the astonishing claim that Judeo-Christian dialogue is nonexistent. . . . This book is substantive. It suggests what both parties [Christians and Jews] might do and say as first works and words when they undertake dialogue. If they are realistic, frank, aware of their own stories, they can further such dialogue. If they keep making up 'soft versions' of their own tradition, they will produce mush or hypocrisy (from the Foreword).
Instead of having dialogue, Christians and Jews have been exchanging monologues--parallel lines that never meet, says Jacob Neusner. This is because neither Christians nor Jews have viewed each other according to each other's terms.
Neusner proposes a new way of beginning dialogue by suggesting that Jews and Christians exchange stories. This, he says, will help Christians and Jews understand each other and ultimately provide a way of making sense of the other party's "nonsense."



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Published 01 June 2007
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Telling Tales Making Sense of Christian and Judaic Nonsense: The Urgency and Basis for Judeo-Christian Dialogue By Neusner, Jacob Copyright©1993 by Neusner, Jacob ISBN 13: 978-1-55635-487-8 ISBN 10: 1-55635-487-8 Publication date 5/15/2007 Previously published by Westminster John Knox, 1993