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True And Holy
Christian Scripture And Other Religions
by Leo D Lefebure
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
This is not light reading by any stretch of the imagination, but it is nevertheless engaging, erudite and essential reading for anyone that really wants to engage with other religions but wants to truly understand how we have engaged with other faiths and used biblical hermeneutics as a tool that has at times done more damage than good, and often when it didn't need to be.
This book really looks at the history of engagement, of apologetics and at the basis and value of christian scriptures when used in engagement with people of other faiths. It also gives a very important overview to how these past interactions can and do effect our current conversations and considerations ... and not just for those of the other faith, but more importantly how we have coloured our own views and perceptions of our faith and the others based upon a hermeneutic of hostility as opposed to respect as the author terms it.
This book is written in tight dense print and is without doubt academic in tone, and is sure to upset some people with it's views, it is however a book that is well worth consideration, especially for anyone that lives within a multicultural community or wants to really understand and engage with people from other religions.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (06/06/14)