The Christian and the Pharisee
What starts as Rabbi David Rosen's staunch defence of his tradition against Dr R. T. Kendall's use of 'Pharisee' as a derogatory term blossoms into a fascinating exchange in which the two men openly discuss the basic tenets of their...
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What starts as Rabbi David Rosen's staunch defence of his tradition against Dr R. T. Kendall's use of 'Pharisee' as a derogatory term blossoms into a fascinating exchange in which the two men openly discuss the basic tenets of their respective faiths. They explore the common ground that these two related religions share, and discover the fundamental differences that set them apart.
This groundbreaking publication is a rare opportunity to read the heartfelt correspondence of two prolific religious leaders, both acclaimed theologians, as they seek to both vigorously defend their own beliefs and allow themselves to be challenged by the claims of the other. As the discussion continues we see mutual respect grow and a strong friendship forged before the relationship is inevitably tested as they reach points of seemingly irreconcilable difference.
Is it possible for Christianity and Judaism to proactively co-exist when the bedrock of one denies the rationale of the other? This dignified book poses such difficult questions whilst offering greater understanding and hope for the future.
R. T. Kendall (D.Phil, Oxford) was the pastor of Westminister Chapel in London, England, for twenty-five years. He is well known internationally as a speaker and teacher. Dr. Kendall is the author of more than 40 books, including The Thorn in the Flesh, Grace, In Pursuit of His Glory, The Sensitivity of the Spirit, Total Forgiveness, Just Say Thanks!, Pure Joy, and The Anointing: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. He is now the director of R T Kendall Ministries in America, and he resides in Florida.-R T Kendall Ministries