Hinduism and a Jewish Theology of Religions

  • Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Part of the Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice book series (INSTTP)


The challenges presented by an interreligious encounter, any interreligious encounter, always go beyond the particularities of the given encounter. The encounter not only asks us to consider our view of our conversation partner, but also invites us more broadly to consider our view of other religions as a whole. Hinduism provides us with the opportunity and challenge of revisiting the important questions that are fundamental to a Jewish view of religions, or how it is presently called—a Jewish theology of religions. Hinduism not only offers us a new chapter in Jewish relations with world religions, it also provides us with the opportunity to think through and to revisit the fundamentals of a Jewish approach to other religions.


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  1. 1.
    Alan Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism: Patterns in the Christian Theology of Religions, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 1983.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    See Alan Brill, Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2010.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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