Jews And Christians

Jews And Christians

by Carl E. Braaten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802805078

ISBN-13: 9780802805072

Pub. Date: 03/06/2003

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

While Christians and Jews have always been aware of their religious connections - historical community, overlapping theology, shared scriptures - that awareness has traditionally been infected by centuries of mutual suspicion and hostility. As this important volume shows, however, theologians and scholars of Judaism and Christianity alike are now radically rethinking…  See more details below

Overview

While Christians and Jews have always been aware of their religious connections - historical community, overlapping theology, shared scriptures - that awareness has traditionally been infected by centuries of mutual suspicion and hostility. As this important volume shows, however, theologians and scholars of Judaism and Christianity alike are now radically rethinking the relation between their two covenant communities.
Jews and Christians presents the best of this work, introducing readers to a coherent Jewish theology of Christianity and a Christian theology of Judaism. Here are leading Christian and Jewish thinkers who have engaged in extensive conversation, who take each other's work seriously, and who avoid the pitfall common to Jewish-Christian dialogue - watering down distinctive beliefs to accommodate both partners. Indeed, these pages show how the new theological exchange goes to the roots of that "olive tree" of which both Judaism and Christianity are branches, and the book as a whole represents post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian dialogue at the highest theological level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802805072
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2003
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Toward a Christian Theology of Judaism1
Hallowed Be Thy Name! The Tetragrammaton and the Name of the Trinity14
Our Father Abraham: A Point of Theological Convergence and Divergence for Christians and Jews41
Salvation Is from the Jews65
The Church as Israel: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism78
From Supersessionism to Parallelism in Jewish-Christian Dialogue95
Recovering the God of History: Scriptural Life after Death in Judaism and Christianity114
Did God Forgive Adam? An Exercise in Comparative Midrash148
Birds Never Sing in This Forest171
Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity179
A Symposium on Dabru Emet183
Contributors197

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