Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations New Revised Edition

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Bloomsbury Academic, Mar 24, 2003 - History - 216 pages
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The year 2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end, the phrase that came most readily to mind was 'the clash of civilizations.' The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger caused by religious differences around the world. As the politics of identity begin to replace the politics of ideology, can religion become a force for peace?

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's radical proposal for reconciling hatreds. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it also marks a paradigm shift in the approach to religious coexistence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for values common to all faiths; we must also reframe the way we see our differences.

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is a very charismatic writer and makes all his points clearly. An excellent read. Read full review

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User Review  - Abe Cho - Goodreads

One of the best books I've read in a long while. Some extremely important and penetrating insights into the nature of religions, moral responsibility, market economies, compassion, civil society, etc ... Read full review

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Sir Jonathan Sacks is Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Britain and the Commonwealth. He is the author of numerous books, including Celebrating Life, From Optimism to Hope, The Persistence of Faith and The Dignity of Difference, for which he won a Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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