To wrestle with the ideas these thinkers present is to find ourselves challenged to look at our own religious lives in new ways and to appreciate the spiritual endeavours of others, whatever form their religious expression may take. The modern age of religion is characterised by dialogue. Jews and Christians together explore the realities and meaning of living in proximity to one another. Yet for all the good will and sincerity of intention, too often such discussions fail to progress beyond well-intentioned pleasantries to the challenging content that can truly deepen our understanding of each other. This fascinating and accessible introduction to the theologies of four modern religious thinkers will help you break through the superficial generalities to plumb the depths of religious differences and embrace the commonalities. Examining the lives and works of Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Buber, Paul Tillich and Abraham Joshua Heschel through the lens of their treatment of the Bible and the biblical patriarch Abraham, you will take part in a discussion of the very phenomenon of religion and what part it plays in living a fully engaged human life.
Daniel F. Polish is widely recognised for his ability to blend imaginative scholarship with contemporary relevance and is a frequent teacher of both Jewish and Christian audiences.