While the messages of the prophets are still desperately in need today, we no longer accept the prophetic system as legitimate. The call for justice is essential, yet the reality of one or two people claiming direct communication with Gd is threatening. Society as we know it could not function if, at a moment’s notice, a prophet might assert himself with a message from Gd.
Why did we move away from a system of prophecy? What has come to take its place? And who is upholding the call for justice, today?
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 [...]