Do Jews, Christians, & Muslims Worship the Same God?
by Jacob Neusner, Baruch Levine, Bruce Chilton, and Vincent Cornell
"...insightful and stimulating comparative essays challenging exclusivist interpretations of faith and calling for tolerance and mutual respect among religions in the interest of peace and human survival."
—Th. Emil Homerin, University of Rochester
With so much rancor among the three faiths, can there be any common ground? Read more about the new book and the authors of Do Jews, Christians & Muslims Worship The Same God?
Jacob Neusner, Baruch A. Levine, Bruce D. Chilton, and Vincent J. Cornell
Whether or not Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God, we must focus on the worthy goal of peace with justice for all.
Read why notable scholars say this book asks "possibly the most important question for successful living and healthy interfaith dialogue."
This book is one of the most important contributions to interfaith dialogue in the last two decades because it unflinchingly exposes from within each of the three religions the conflicts between them.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Interfaith dialogue is not limited to conversation about God, and even if it were, the monotheist/polytheist divide does not render that conversation impossible as long as both sides believe that they can actually learn about “their” God from those who worship “another” God or Gods.
Diversity in faiths, pluralism, and polydoxy are inherent in the religious journey. The seeker need not despair of relativism.
Perhaps the greatest opportunities for dialogue will be found not in comparison, but in counterpoint - recognizing and respecting our differences.
Each author deconstructs the question . . . sometimes in a painstaking, laborious way. Then they try to answer it.
Why would we ask the question in the first place? Why should I care what God my neighbor is worshipping?
The book largely avoids simple "yes" or "no" answers. As one might expect, it is how the answer is qualified, explained, and explored that makes for interesting reading.