Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions

Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions

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True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions.

By Leo D. Lefebure. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2014. Pp. ix, 274. Paperback $30.

In True and Holy, Leo Lefebure discusses interreligious dialogue, hermeneutics, and interfaith relations. Christianity's interactions with Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism are prefaced by analysis of the interplay of interreligious and intrareligious dialogue, as well as a review of hermeneutics from the early church fathers to the present. The reader is thus prepared to consider in the light of Scripture the wide variety of encounters, both positive and negative, that Christians have had with the four religious traditions under review.

Judaism's extensive scriptural over-lap with Christianity and a commonality of themes and figures of both faiths with Islam have invited direct scriptural juxtapositions through the centuries. Christian commentators unabashedly used Jewish Scriptures to make sense of Islam, even as Jewish theologians challenged Christian thinkers on the validity of their understanding of the First Testament. The relationship of Christianity to Hinduism is more subtle, given the few early Christian records documenting how St. …

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