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Master of Arts




A positive reformation of theology at the Second Vatican Council on the religious ‘other’ revealed the true problem with an exclusivist theological attitude. This thesis utilizes a

specific focus on the terms of Michael Kogan’s pluralist theological attitude in Opening the Covenant to assess the current relationship of Christianity with Judaism on matters of theological and political difference. To amplify the strengths of Kogan’s approach, as well as to construct my own understanding of the importance to redefine our interfaith attitudes, particular attention is given to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Jewish document Dabru Emet.



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