Sharing Shalom: A Process for Local Interfaith Dialogue Between Christians and Jews

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Religion - 120 pages
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A six-session dialogue process for Jews and Christians to understand better one another's traditions. It consists of opening activities, short essays written by a Jewish and a Christian author for each session, and a closing prayer experience.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Foreword
9
Introduction
13
Welcome to Participants
15
SESSION ONE
17
What Being a Jew Means to Me
19
What Being a Christian Means to Me
21
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
24
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
70
A Christians View
75
A Global Jewish View
78
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
81
TEXTUAL SUPPLEMENT
83
An Outline of the Rabbinic Writings
85
An Outline of the Christian New Testament
88
LEADERS GUIDE
93

Celebrating the Principal Jewish Feasts
29
Celebrating the Principal Christian Feasts
32
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
35
Jewish Sabbath Worship
39
Christian Sunday Worship
42
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
46
Jewish Understandings of Messiah
51
Christian Understandings of Messiah
55
ReflectionDiscussion Questions
59
A Jew Looks at the TwoThousand Year Encounter
63
A Christian Looks at the TwoThousand Year Encounter
67
Suggestions for Organization and Facilitation
95
Optional Opening Activities
99
Comments on Weekly Essays and Discussions
105
A Story about Creation by Marc Gellman
108
FOR MORE INFORMATION
109
Glossary
111
A Brief Annotated Bibliography
113
About the Contributors
116
What to Do Next
118
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Philip A. Cunningham is director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Josephs University, Philadelphia.