Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations New Revised Edition
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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I read this my freshman year in college, and I don't recall a single essay I turned in for a common core class that I didn't quote or otherwise reference this book. It was PERFECT! Read full review
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This is short book, only 200 pages, but in thatose pages he manages to bring to light very large concepts indeed. He discusses the differences that keep us apart as peoples when actually the ... Read full review
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