Bioethics and the Contemporary Jewish Community
Hastings Center Report. 1990 Jul/Aug; 20(4): S14-S17.
David Novak takes up the methodological issue of how substantive religious perspectives can be communicated in a pluralistic society. Novak notes that while "secularism" was historically welcomed by the Jewish community, Jewish thinkers now likewise face the challenge of speaking out of a tradition to a secular audience. Novak holds up Jewish-Christian dialogue as a model for constructing a public philosophy.