Art green and i agree on so many important issues—not only on the environment, the rejection of religious triumphalism, and the embrace of human and ecological diversity, but also (and perhaps most importantly) on the role of theology in the ethical evolution of humanity. Yet I believe we disagree in some fundamental ways about how to do theology, specifically Jewish theology, and about what the best theology looks like. Green also understands my work very differently than I do. I never make a claim that all creatures are equally in God’s image; on the contrary, if we follow the lead of the Kabbalists, all of being participates in God’s image, but in different ways and to different degrees. This makes for an important and meaningful debate, and I hope Tikkun’s readers will indulge me as I explore its various dimensions.

Green and I...

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