Contesting Texts: Jews and Christians in Conversation about the Bible

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Overview

Themes explored include: biblical authority, texts of violence, tradition, identity and the other, common hope.

Contributors include: David Novak, Barbara Rossing, Steven Weitzman, Hindy Naiman, Ralph Klein, Barbara Bowe, Larry Edwards, Sarah Tanzer, Walter Brueggemann, Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, and David Sandmel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800638429
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
About the Contributors     ix
Jews, Christians, and the Bible
Dabru Emet, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, and the Bible: An Introduction to Contesting Texts   Timothy J. Sandoval   Melody D. Knowles   Esther Menn   John Pawlikowski     3
Jews, Christians, and Biblical Authority   David Novak     29
Promise and Fulfillment   Ralph W. Klein     47
Texts of Violence: Early Jewish and Christian Interpretations
Apocalyptic Violence and Politics: End-Times Fiction for Jews and Christians   Barbara R. Rossing     67
Unbinding Isaac: Martyrdom and Its Exegetical Alternatives   Steven Weitzman     79
Religious Identity and the Other in the New Testament
The New Testament, Religious Identity, and the Other   Barbara Bowe     93
The Problematic Portrayal of "the Jews" and Judaism in the Gospel of John: Implications for Jewish-Christian Relations   Sarah J. Tanzer     103
Luke's Pharisees: Emerging Communities   Laurence L. Edwards     119
Looking to the Present and the Future
Can We Hope? Can Hope Be Divided?   Walter Brueggemann     139
The Bible Is Active in Politics Today: A Christian Response to Contesting Texts   Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite     165
Contesting Texts: An Afterword   David Fox Sandmel     173
Dabru Emet
Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity     181
Notes     187
Index of Scriptural References and Ancient Writings     215
Index of Subjects and Names     223
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