From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace blends ancient Jewish sacred texts on peacebuilding, real life descriptions of conflict engagement — interpersonal, interreligious, intra-communal, and international — and contemporary conflict theory. The interweaving of personal story, sacred text, and theory demonstrates how relationships can move from estrangement and wounding, entrenched bigotry and fear, to positive, engaged encounter. What emerges is a portrait of peacemaking as a spiritual practice that can guide the lives of faithful people seeking peace in their lives and in the world. After exploring this theme in the contexts of interreligious dialogue, struggle within the Jewish community itself, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, From Enemy to Friend concludes with practical disciplines to cultivate the qualities of soul essential to the art of pursuing peace.
From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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