RLG384 October 30, 2012
- Apologetic Thinking
- Both books he review are apologetic, apologetic despite different methods and forms
- Story about intercultural/interfaith confrontations not dialogue!
- Tendency to distort the other or opponent in this
- Also tendency to distort oneself
- Focus on those cases- especially distort oneself
- Does full self-awareness occur?
- Apologetic thinking not dialogical but confrontational
- Systematic more monologue
- Think in contrast, ways of which we come to know ourselves?
- Which ways of thinking give us greater clarity about who we are, what we believe and how we
live our lives?
- Goal: try not to distort others
- Rosenzweig- nearly converted to Christianity
- Lead to almost convert to Christianity because had doubts about Judaism good answer problem
- Views Christianity and Judaism complimenting each other in redeeming humanity, world views
complement each other
- Dogma- repeat something without