The cover describes it as 'las opiniones del papa Francisco I sobre la familia, la fe, y el papel de la Iglesia en el siglo XXI' but the conversations themselves offer much more -- Rabbi Skorka's insights on all these things, the role of religion in Argentine history, a Latin American perspective on world events, and a model of genuinely civil dialog on genuinely divisive topics. While the conversations have been carefully edited, there are spontaneous moments: B. Oct 06, Bobby Morales rated it it was amazing. This book has given me a better understanding on how the church should face current issues, as well as the crucial importance of interrelations dialogue for the good of all people.
Peaceful and thought-provoking ideas are all throughout the book that will help Christians better understand the world around them. It's a short-simple to read book of edifying dialogue between Pope Francis and an Argentinian Rabbi. Thanks be to God for these men and their literary contribution! I highly recommend thi This book has given me a better understanding on how the church should face current issues, as well as the crucial importance of interrelations dialogue for the good of all people.
I highly recommend this book. Jun 08, Jill rated it really liked it. A great dialogue between Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka.
A Delicate Truth. Proof of Heaven. Totale beoordeling 4,5 van de 5 4,5. He is rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, the rabbi of the Jewish community Benei Tikva, a professor of biblical and rabbinic literature at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, and honorary professor of Hebrew law at the University of Salamanca. Jews and by extension, Christians, share in that singular action of Abraham, when he listened to the voice of God and decided to obey him without complaining. Bergogglio In Catholicism, the teacher presents the truth of God and shows the path. In this quote, Pope Francis tells us that when dealing with others who think differently, we always need to go forth with " e ach one, from their identity, in reconciliation, seeking the unity of truth" p.
It had enough depth to encourage thought, but generally just gave a brief overview of each topic. Not deep enough to truly give a full understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church or of the Jewish faith, but gave a fair introduction to the shared values as well as the differences between the two. The mutual respect and openness to dialogue are a great example of what true ecumenism should be.
Well worth reading. Apr 29, Casey Taylor rated it liked it. An interesting way to be introduced to the now Pope Francis as he dialogues with a rabbi friend about a range of topics, including national issues Argentina , sexuality, politics and the future of religion. The text is interesting mostly because it sheds light onto Francis, but it's not the most exciting read. Premised on interfaith dialogue between friends, It's mostly agreements: "Oh, I like that!
Yes, I agree. Apr 28, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: list. I read this as spiritual reading for the last month or so, and I can't emphasize enough how wonderful a read it is. They cover all sorts of topics, some of which I had no interest in until I read what they had to say. I found myself highlight as much of Skorka's thought as I did Bergoglio's. Overall, highly recommended.
Jan 04, Lynne rated it it was amazing. Loved this book. It's an honest dialogue between a Christian and a Jewish person about "life. I've always believed there is one God but believers just choose different paths to get there!
Jan 04, Teresa Weaver rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed hearing the views of Pope Francis and Abraham Skorka. The book focused on similarities between the Catholic and Jewish religon. Jun 01, Marianna rated it really liked it Shelves: religion , books-read I actually found that the rabbi's voice resonated more for me.
An excellent example of what constructive, open-minded dialogue is. Feb 17, D rated it liked it. Great dialogue between two men of great faith. The dimensions of spiritual life that one attains by oneself only acquire meaning when they are used to help uplift others.
I cannot do without the path. One encounters God walking, moving, seeking Him and allowing oneself to be sought by Him. They are two paths that meet. Every person must look inside himself. DIstraction is an interior fracture.
It will never lead the person to encounter himself for it impedes him from looking into the mirror of his heart. Collecting oneself is the beginning. That is where the dialogue begins.
Seek the experience of entering into the intimacy of your heart, to know the experience, the face of God. Micah explains to the Israelites: Do justice and love goodness, and walk humbly with your G-d. The work of man must maintain a balance between the gift and the task. When he keeps the gift alone and does not do the work, he does not complete his mission and remains primitive; when man becomes overly zealous in work, he forgets about the gift, creating a constructivist ethic. We receive creation in our hands as a gift. Bergogglio Celibacy is in the Western rite, but the Catholic Byzantine, Ukrainian and Greek rites can marry; bishops cannot - they remain celibate.
Until , Catholic priests chose celibacy little by little.
Later, in Eastern Churches, they continued noncelibacy tradition as a personal option, and in the West it was the other way. It can change. Skorka Aphorism in Talmudic literature: Respect everyone, and suspect them as well.
The priest who adopts an attitude of only being a boss nullifies and emasculates those who are searching for God. The priest proposes the truth as it is revealed, and accompanies. Though he may witness failure, he accompanies. The teacher who nullifies the decision-making for his disciple is not a good priest; he is a dictator, denying others their religious personalities. There are certain truths with respect to G-d that we can only find by ourselves. In Judaism, as in other religions, one can find leaders that dictate how others should live, denying the religious feelings that are supposed to emanate from within each person.
Bergogglio In Catholicism, the teacher presents the truth of God and shows the path. But if he is a true teacher, he allows the disciple to walk and he accompanies him in his spiritual life.
We should teach and guide people, after which each person will live the truth as they understand it, based on their sincere feelings. These are things that fundamentalism rejects. Bergogglio This type of restorationist fundamentalism is an opiate because it takes you away from the living God.
Opium is an idol that alienates you, as any idol does. It reduces God to a being that you can manage with prescriptions. If I do this, everything will be fine… It is a form of buying comfort, well-being, fortune and happiness, but it leaves behind the living God, He who accompanies you along the way.
Skorka Fundamentalism goes even further than that; it entails evaluating and judging others.