Confessing Christ In A Post-Holocaust World

Confessing Christ In A Post-Holocaust World

by Henry F. Knight
     
 

The questions posed by the Holocaust force faithful Christians to reexamine their own identities and loyalties in fundamental ways and to recognize the necessity of excising the Church's historic anti-Jewish rhetoric from its confessional core. This volume proposes a new framework of meaning for Christians who want to remain both faithful and critical about a world

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Overview

The questions posed by the Holocaust force faithful Christians to reexamine their own identities and loyalties in fundamental ways and to recognize the necessity of excising the Church's historic anti-Jewish rhetoric from its confessional core. This volume proposes a new framework of meaning for Christians who want to remain both faithful and critical about a world capable of supporting such evil. The author has rooted his critical perspective in the midrashic framework of Jewish hermeneutics, which requires Christians to come to terms with the significant other in their confessional lives. By bringing biblical texts and the history of the Holocaust face to face, this volume aims at helping Jews and Christians understand their own traditions and one another's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313310881
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Religion: Christianity and the Holocaust--Core Issues Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

HENRY F. KNIGHT is University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Religion at The University of Tulsa, where he teaches courses on Christian Theology, the Holocaust, and Jewish-Christian Relations. He has written several scholarly articles and coedited a book, The Uses and Abuses of Knowledge (with Marcia Sachs Littell, 1997).

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