Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations New Revised EditionDe (autor) Sir Jonathan Sacks
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Jonathan Sacks' best selling book appears for the first time in paperback and has been revised in response to the controversy it caused. It presents a major global statement by a Jewish leader about racial, political and religious conflict in the modern world.
Sir Jonathan Sacks, who died in late 2020, was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Britain and the Commonwealth. He was 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.
1. Prologue2. Globalization and its Discontents3. The Dignity of Difference4. Control: The Imperative of Responsibility5. Contribution: The Moral Case for the Market Economy6. Compassion: The Idea of Tzedakah7. Creativity: The Imperative of Education8. Co-operation: Civil Society and its Institutions9. Conservation: Environmental Sustainability10. Conciliation: The Power of a Word to Change the World11. A Covenant of Hope
"Aims to define nothing less than a basis for religiously sensitive civilisation." -Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, The Jewish Chronicle
"Americans will be taken with his incisive and clear writing style...he provides some much-needed spiritual uplift in this post-9/11 world, and his work is accessible to informed lay readers." --Library Journal
"This book is far more interesting for its discussion of faith and philosophy than for its determination of concrete politics. Perhaps this is the task of rabbis, to explain and guide rather than to rule and legislate. Jonathan Sacks writes well; every sentence counts, but the space behind the grandiloquence always leaves room for interpretation. It is this ambiguity which wins him as may admirers as detractors." --The Jerusalem Post, 6/9/02.
'The Dignity of Difference has a central and compelling vision: the magnificence and inspiring human diversity of our world ... The Chief Rabbi has made a convincing case for respecting people of different faiths and creeds.' --Jewish Chronicle
'The book "has a bold and important thesis" said Lord Habgood, especially in how it addresses relations between different faiths' --Church Times
"Unlike most other religious leaders, Mr Sacks has a wonderfully unbigoted attitude; he thinks and writes with great eloquence supported by an amazingly broad range of sources and reading." - Journey
"It is odd that a leading orthodox Rabbi should be at the forefront of a campaign to use religious difference as the catalyst for world peace ... in a brave polemic which is bolstered by feverish intelligence." -The Herald (Glasgow)
"Once in a rare while a book comes along that is so powerful and so earth-shattering that we want to get atop the highest mountain and shout out its praises...WE MUST ALL READ THIS BOOK....the most profound and deeply moving argument in favor of religious humanism I can think of." --David Shasha, Center for Sephardic Heritage
"Sacks does not offer much help in determining how religious people are to grapple with such theological questions. His brilliant service is in showing us that we must."--Paul F. Knitter, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, July 2003
"It is a profoud meditation on human diversity and religious differences....It is a timely book for both believers and non-believers alike that has a profound sense of history running through it."--Limited Edition, April 2003
"wonderful book...bold and controversial" -Commonweal
"The Dignity of Difference is an important contribution to our understanding of the impact of globalization on the world in the aftermath of September 11...the book should be required reading for those concerned with the present struggle between Islam and the West and the promises, but also the potential threat, that market globalization represent." -- Jewish Book World, Spring 2005
Mentioned in The Observer
Mentioned in The Observer--Sanford Lakoff "Observer "
- IndieFab awards Third Place, 2002