Understanding Covenants and Communities

Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue

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  • Part One: Foundations and Perspectives
  • Part Two: Scripture
  • Part Three: Lived Experience and Worship
  • Part Four: Culture and Politics
  • Appendices

About the Book

Interfaith dialogues of understanding are valuable both for challenging individuals to articulate their beliefs and practices in a careful way and for deepening connections between people of different faiths. The Jewish and Latter-day Saint communities have at times been at odds, yet they share a number of significant historical and communal bonds. Understanding Covenants and Communities comes out of the Jewish–Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue Project, a groundbreaking interfaith encounter between these two religious communities. The fruit of five conferences held semiannually since 2016, the volume addresses such themes as theological foundations, sacred scriptures, lived experience and worship, and culture and politics. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of the Jewish and Latter-day Saint traditions and how the two faith communities can engage in a meaningful dialogue.

ISBN 978-1-9443-9496-7

Published in 2020