Celebrating Holy Week in a Post-Holocaust World

Celebrating Holy Week in a Post-Holocaust World

by Henry F. Knight
     
 

An ongoing issue for clergy as well as Christians in general is how to approach New Testament narratives about the crucifixion of Jesus in relation to Jews, Judaism, and the horrific events of the Holocaust. The events of Holy Week pose particular challenges for clergy and congregations. In this book Henry Knight helps us deal with Holy Week texts in light of our

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Overview

An ongoing issue for clergy as well as Christians in general is how to approach New Testament narratives about the crucifixion of Jesus in relation to Jews, Judaism, and the horrific events of the Holocaust. The events of Holy Week pose particular challenges for clergy and congregations. In this book Henry Knight helps us deal with Holy Week texts in light of our post-Holocaust world and provides practical examples of prayers, liturgies, and resource material to help pastors prepare for and lead worship and teach during this important time in the life of a congregation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664229023
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Henry F. Knight is Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. He is the author of Confessing Christ in a Post-Holocaust World and has been active in Jewish-Christian relations for a number of years.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : limping through Jerusalem
1Approaching Jerusalem : a wounded return to the promised land1
2Limping into the city : prophetic return to responsible witness22
3Turning the tables and reconfiguring the conflict : from the temple to the upper room50
4Confronting the night : facing anguish and trial in the darkness78
5Coming to terms with a Good Friday world : facing the cross and its aftermath101
6Returning to an empty tomb : the holy ground of Easter in the valley of dark shadows130
7An unfinished journey : once more to the garden158

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