Posted on July 4th, 2011 | Filed under Academic, Challenges, Community, Featured, Popular Culture
Tagged with Abrahamic, Abrahamic Faiths, Basis, Christianity, Dialogue, Discussion, Foundation, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Knowledge, Learning, Prophecy, Understanding, wisdom
Rajiv Malhotra, Founder and President of the Infinity Foundation, sat down for an extensive dialogue with the co-Editor of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, Joshua Stanton. One of the differences evident in their conceptualizations of the world was what Rajiv called the "History Centrism" of the Abrahamic Faiths. That a single person at a single time could be imbued with singular wisdom, knowledge, or ability seemed surprising to him, while Stanton maintained the notion of prophecy as one core to his belief system. This is perhaps unsurprising given their respective backgrounds as a Hindu and a Jew, yet a topic seldom engaged between across Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions. Watch their dialogue below -- and join in here on this forum. For the rest of their conversations, please click here:
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