Monday, June 11, 2007

"My Argument with the Pope"

"But now His Holiness has taken a step further and has answered my critique in a creative exercise of exegesis and theology. In his Jesus of Nazareth the Judeo-Christian disputation enters a new age. We are able to meet one another in a forthright exercise of reason and criticism. The challenges of Sinai bring us together for the renewal of a 2,000 year old tradition of religious debate in the service of God's truth.


"We are in for interesting times.
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-- Rabbi Jacob Neusner in The Jerusalem Post


You don't advance dialogue by covering up disagreements. First Regensburg, now this. Interesting times indeed.

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