Review: Encountering the Stranger: A Jewish Christian Muslim Trialogue

Leonard Grob and John Roth, eds., by Lauren Tuchman

In Encountering the Stranger, co-editors Leonard Grob and John Roth present essays by eighteen contributors, three Jewish, three Christian, three Muslim, all of which, in some fashion, explore what it means to encounter the other. The contributors were brought together after attending a workshop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in October, 2007, and the urgency of the question of how one ought to encounter the other was framed in light of the Holocaust and contemporary religious violence and unrest. Deeply rooted in their respective traditions, though often disagreeing with their coreligionists, these essays provide the reader with a wide breadth of insight into this issue of critical world import.

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