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The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations (Paperback)
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The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 20/02/2003
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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks presents a proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for common human values. We must also learn to make space for difference, even and especially at the heart of the monotheistic imagination. The global future will call for something stronger than earlier doctrines of toleration or pluralism. It needs a new understanding that the unity of the Creator is expressed in the diversity of creation.;Sacks argues that this new thinking also sheds fresh light on the global challenges of an age of unprecedented change: economic inequality, environmental destruction, the connection between information technology and human dignity, and the structures of civil society.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826468505
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition


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A brave plea for universal values. David Goldberg, The Guardian
The Dignity of Difference stands far above the many other books about globalisation, both for what is has to say and for the grace with which it says it. In this most prophetic work, Rabbi Sacks has written a guide for the perplexed of our time.
Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph
The Dignity of Difference is a profound book that forces believers to think.
Ziauddin Sardar, The Independent
It is a splendid book. In the light of September 11, it is timely, sensible, well-written and thoughtful. Dan Cohn-Sherbok, The London Times
Aims to define nothing less than a basis for religiously sensitive civilisation.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, The Jewish Chronicle
"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.

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