Post-Shoah Dialogues: Re-Thinking Our Texts Together (Studies in the Shoah Series, Volume XXV) / Edition 1

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The "Midrash Group" of the Scholar's Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches has met annually over the last decade to discuss ways for Christians and Jews to find meaning and direction in and from sacred texts after the Holocaust. Post Shoah Dialogues is a sample of four different dialogue sessions of the "Midrash Group." The idea for a Jewish-Christian dialogue on texts grew out of an ongoing conversation between the four scholars represented in this volume, due to the profound affect the Shoah had on the theological thinking of both groups. The essays, focusing on texts matched from Hebrew and Christian scriptures, allow Christians and Jews to read the texts together in such a way as to respect the authentic identity of each other, respect the deep questions arising from the Shoah, and to open avenues for more dialogue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761828372
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Series: Studies in the Shoah Series, #25
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. Moore has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Chicago and is Professor of Theology, Valparaiso University. Henry Knight is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tulsa. Zev Garber is Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College. Additionally, he is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in the Shoah series (University Press of America) and co-editor of Shofar, a quarterly interdisciplinary journal of Jewish Studies. In 2005, Garber will serve as the Visiting Rosenthal Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Steven Jacobs is Professor of Religious Studies, University of Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introducing the Dialogue Chapter 3 Thinking the Tradition Anew: A New Reading of Genesis 32 and Matthew 26 in Light of the Shoah and Dialogue Chapter 4 Night Encounters: Theologizing Dialogue Chapter 5 Wrestling with Two Texts: A Post-Shoah Encounter: A Midrash on Genesis 32 and Matthew 26 Chapter 6 Wrestling with Biblical Texts After the Shoah Chapter 7 Facing the Holy Whole Chapter 8 Wrestling with God and the Devil Chapter 9 Torah and Testimony Chapter 10 Confronting Antisemitism Chapter 11 Facing Our Texts Together Chapter 12 Construction of a Post-Shoah Interfaith Dialogical Universal Ethic Chapter 13 Toward an Ethic of Dialogue: The Path of the Love Command Chapter 14 Religious Intolerance and Prejudice: What's Love Got to Do with It? Chapter 15 Coming to Terms with Amalek Chapter 16 The Genocidal Mind Chapter 17 The Genocidal Mind at the Heart of Our Religions Chapter 18 Deconstructing Theodicy and Amalekut: A Personal Apologia Chapter 19 Index

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