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Mudge, Lewis S.
The Gift of Responsibility. The Promise of Dialogue among Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
New York-London: Continuum 2008. XIII, 313 S. gr.8°. Kart. £ 12,99. ISBN 978-0-8264-2839-4.
From the very start, The Gift of Responsibility captured my intention. Mudge leads his readers to treasures of analysis regarding Jewish-Christian-Muslim dialogue. Central to his book are four questions, each addressing an impasse in the Abrahamic encounter. First, the gift of responsibility implies that the Abrahamic relationship moves beyond dialogue toward action. Second, autonomy is running away with Enlightenment ideas; modernity is in trouble and should be saved from itself. Third, in a world of »rooted cosmopolitanism« (Appiah), truth claims have become redundant. Fourth, there is no shared Theology of Commonalities.
Participant Interpretation: To start with, M. explains that his study concerns the responsibility of Abrahamic faiths: to their faith ...
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