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Le rabbin et le cardinal
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16/01/2008
312 pages
Format :
120 x 200 mm
EAN : 
9782234060579
Prix: 
24.00 €
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Le rabbin et le cardinal

On parle beaucoup du « rapprochement » entre Juifs et catholiques, on parle beaucoup de « dialogue » entre les religions, mais on les met rarement en pratique l’un et l’autre. En tout cas pas à ce niveau d’engagement personnel où se sont placés ici les deux interlocuteurs. 
Fondé sur une estime réciproque, ce dialogue porte sur les grandes questions qui aujourd’hui interpellent croyants et incroyants : la place de la religion dans les sociétés modernes, la foi, la laïcité, les dérives intégristes, la morale. Il n’épargne pas les sujets qui fâchent – l’Église et l’antisémitisme –, pas plus que les questions personnelles – comment chacun vit sa foi, ses rites, comment chacun a découvert la religion de l’autre et ce qu’elle a d’abord signifié pour lui, etc. 
Ce livre ne ressemble ni à une discussion érudite entre théologiens ni à une conversation de salon : il est la traduction d’un échange intellectuel et spirituel entre deux personnalités de premier plan qui vivent la fonction qu’ils exercent comme une vocation, une responsabilité, une joie.

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There is a lot of talk about the reconciliation between Jews and Catholics and the ‘dialogue’ between religions. Yet little is happening in practice. This is what makes this book, and the personal contribution of the two personalities who are here engaged in dialogue, exceptional.
Based on a shared sense of esteem, the discussion deals with key questions for both atheists and believers: the place of religion in modern societies, faith, secularity, fundamentalism and its extremisms, moral systems. It does not shy away from controversial subjects – The Catholic Church and anti-Semitism – or personal questions – how one lives with one’s faith, with its rituals; how each interlocutor has discovered the other one’s religion and what it initially meant to him.
This book does not resemble an erudite discussion between theologians, nor does it take the form of a mere conversation. It captures the depth of the intellectual and spiritual exchange that takes place between two key personalities who carry out their function like a vocation, a responsibility and a source of joy.

Philippe Barbarin is the archbishop of Lyon (Primat des Gaules) since 2002. He was made cardinal by Jean-Paul II in 2003 and is a representative of the new generation of French bishops, mindful of traditions, but resolutely open to the contemporary world. « Monseigneur cent mille volts » (« archbishop fireball») as the journal L’Express nicknamed him, Philippe Barbarin likes jogging; the same man is taking part in the Lenten lectures at the Basilica and Religious Art Museum of Fourvière, loves Tintin, and is also considered a papabile. His publications so far have been dealing purely with issues of catechism. This is his first ‘mainstream’ book.

Gilles Bernheim is the Chief Rabbi of the Victoire synagogue of Paris. He is also a Philosophy graduate and a successful candidate in the agrégation. He heads the « Thora et société » section as well as the commission for medical ethics at the Consistory of Paris. He is the vice chairman of the French association for Christian-Jewish friendship. Gilles Bernheim is a regular contributor to the public debate on current social issues: AIDS, poverty, handicap etc.
He has published Un Rabbin dans la Cité (Calmann-Levy, 1997), Le Souci des Autres au fondement de la loi juive (Calmann-Levy, 2002), and Réponses juives aux défis d’aujourd’hui (Textuel, 2003).