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These packs are produced to enable reflections and conversations between people of different faiths.
The scriptural reasoning text pack is comprised of passages from three scriptures or sacred books – the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur’an- each one with an English translation, as well as the original languages of Hebrew, Greek and Arabic. This particular text pack looks at passages on the theme of ‘neighbours’.
Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘disagree better’.
This is a particular way of doing inter-faith dialogue – having conversations between people of different faiths about their religious traditions and practices.
The practice is about understanding differences as well as commonalities.
The Cambridge Inter-faith Programme produced this, to enable reflections and conversations between people of different faiths about their religions and scriptures, a practiced called ‘scriptural reasoning’. This is a particular way of doing inter-faith dialogue, (having conversations between people of different faiths about their religious traditions and practices).
Are there links to current religious practices or a modern equivalent?
Textual reasoning was a university-based forum for scholars of Modern Jewish Philosophy and scholars of Rabbinic texts to meet and study together. The aim was to grow in understanding the different disciplines, and to approach key questions about Judaism in the present and future. In the mid 1990s, some Christian friends of members of the Textual Reasoning group sat in on the conversation, and were so attracted by the lively process, that they suggested using it as a model for inter-faith conversations. Later, Muslim friends were invited to join the conversation, and ‘Scriptural Reasoning’ was born. The first Christian participants were from the UK, and the practice quickly spread across the Atlantic. Before long, it also began flourishing among non-academic groups.
Scriptures are often neglected in the study of religion. This resource is significant because it helps people to learn about other faiths through what is often at their heart – scriptures. The practice is about understanding differences as well as commonalities. It teaches participants to learn to listen to each other and disagree respectfully.
Read all three passages and translations.