Understanding Covenants and Communities

Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue

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Mark S. Diamond, Andrew C. Reed


Building Bridges Interfaith dialogues are valuable both for challenging individuals to carefully articulate their beliefs and practices and for deepening connections between people of different faiths. While Jewish and Latter-day Saint relations have been marked by setbacks at times, the two communities share significant historical and communal bonds that are brought to light through sincere efforts to understand one another. Understanding Covenants and Communities comes out of the Jewish–Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue Project, a groundbreaking interfaith encounter between these two communities. The fruitful conferences, the volume addresses such themes as theological foundations, sacred scriptures, lived experience and worship, and culture and politics. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of the Jewish and Latter-day Saints traditions and how the two faith communities can engage in meaningful dialogue.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Mark S. Diamond

Andrew C. Reed



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