Confessing Christ In A Post-Holocaust World

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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 ...

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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.

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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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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Facing the Night--Wrestling with the Text: Meeting Jacob at the Jabbok and Jesus in Gethsemane

Looking Back at Sodom with Abraham and Jesus: The Search for Hospitality and Justice in the Face of Destruction

The Transfigured Face of Post-Shoah Faith: Critical Encounters with Root Experiences

From the Bush to the Vineyard (and Back): A Post- Shoah Return to Holy Ground

Can These Bones Live? From the Valley of Dry Bones to an Opened Tomb and Beyond

Looking Back over the Journey: Theological Implications for Post-Shoah Faithfulness

The Return to PaRDeS: A Concluding Midrash

Bibliography

Index

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