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Covenant and Hope: Christian and Jewish Reflections

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Covenant and Hope centers around two main themes in Jewish-Christian dialogue: "Covenant, Mission, and Relation to the Other" and "Hope and Responsibility for the Human Future." In the first section scholars from both faiths analyze the idea of covenant, how it determines their religious commitments, behavior, and theology, and how their covenantal theology shapes their relations with people outside their religious communities. The second section focuses on the foundation for religious hope, how belief in the ...
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Overview

Covenant and Hope centers around two main themes in Jewish-Christian dialogue: "Covenant, Mission, and Relation to the Other" and "Hope and Responsibility for the Human Future." In the first section scholars from both faiths analyze the idea of covenant, how it determines their religious commitments, behavior, and theology, and how their covenantal theology shapes their relations with people outside their religious communities. The second section focuses on the foundation for religious hope, how belief in the future can be nourished, and on our practical and philosophic responsibility to work for a better human future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802867049
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Jenson is codirector of the Institute for Theological Inquiry and was cofounder and longtime associate director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

Eugene B. Korn is codirector of the Institute for Theological Inquiry and American director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Eugene B. Korn vii

Covenant, Mission, and Relation to the Other

What Kind of God Can Make a Covenant? Robert W. Jenson 3

Covenant, Mission, and Relating to the Other Gerald McDermott 19

Covenant and Mission David Novak 41

Covenant Renewed: Josef Ratzinger, Theologian and Pastor Richard Sklba 58

Three Forms of Otherness: Covenant, Mission, and Relation to the Other in Rabbinic Perspective Naftali Rothenberg 80

Covenant and Conversion: The United Mission to Redeem the World Shlomo Riskin 99

Judaism, the Political, and the Monarchy Michael Wyschogrod 129

Hope and Responsibility for the Human Future

The People Israel, Christianity, and the Covenantal Responsibility to History Eugene B. Korn 145

The Antinomian Threat to Human Flourishing R. R. Reno 173

God, Hope, and Human Flourishing Miroslav Volf 191

Hope and Responsibility: The Assembly with the Promise of God Douglas Knight 209

Messianic Hope Alan Mittleman 222

Moral Agency, Sin, and Grace: Prospects for Christian Hope and Responsibility Darlene Fozard Weaver 244

Zionism as Jewish Hope and Responsibility Deborah Weissman 263

Afterword: Where Do We Go from Here? Future Theological Challenges for Christians and Jews Robert W. Jenson 284

Contributors 289

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