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Christianity in Jewish Terms
     

Christianity in Jewish Terms

by Tikva Frymer-kensky, David Novak, Peter Ochs, Michael A. Signer, David Sandmel
 

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Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic and unprecedented shift in Jewish–Christian relations, including signs of a new, improved Christian attitude towards Jews. Christianity in Jewish Terms is a Jewish theological response to the profound changes that have taken place in Christian thought. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which

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Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic and unprecedented shift in Jewish–Christian relations, including signs of a new, improved Christian attitude towards Jews. Christianity in Jewish Terms is a Jewish theological response to the profound changes that have taken place in Christian thought. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which features a main essay, written by a Jewish scholar, that explores the meaning of a set of Christian beliefs. Following the essay is a response from a second Jewish scholar and a Christian scholar. Designed to generate new conversations within the American Jewish community and between the Jewish and Christian communities, Christianity in Jewish Terms lays the foundation for better understanding. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.

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Library Journal
This book undertakes what the editors quite rightly characterize as something bold for Jews, namely, to take a second look at Christianity. Why a second look? Because Christianity's formerly negative approach to Judaism has shifted to a friendly one. The book has 13 chapters, including two introductory ones and an epilog. Ten different topics such as worship, suffering, redemption, sin and repentance, and the image of God are addressed by the ten middle chapters, which have three essays each. The first two essays are by Jewish scholars offering first the Jewish approach and then a way for Jews to understand the Christian approach to the given subject. Each final essay is a response from a Christian scholar. Notable is the introductory "Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity," with its eight points on how Jews and Christians might positively interrelate. An excellent, groundbreaking book; highly recommended.--John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Ten chapters continue the present encouraging Christian-Jewish dialogue, featuring a main essay by a Jewish scholar on Judaism's view of Christianity from the biblical to the post-Holocaust era, with respective responses by a Jewish and a Christian scholar. Includes a glossary of religious terms. The editor teaches Hebrew Bible at the U. of Chicago Divinity School. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337807
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Series:
Radical Traditions Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame. Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame. Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame. Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame. Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore. Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame.

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