Confessing Christ in a Post-Holocaust World: A Midrashic Experiment

Confessing Christ in a Post-Holocaust World: A Midrashic Experiment

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:
9781597526289
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Henry F. Knight is Director of the Council for Holocaust Education in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the author of Celebrating Holy Week in a Post-Holocaust World (2005) and co-editor with Marcia Sachs Littell of The Uses and Abuses of Knowledge (1997).

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