Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land

Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land

by Mark Braverman


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Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land by Mark Braverman

Author Mark Braverman shows how the Jewish quest for safety and empowerment and the Christian endeavor to atone for centuries of anti-Semitism have combined to suppress the conversations needed to bring about a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land. Fatal Embrace charts Braverman's journey as an American Jew struggling with the difficult realities of modern Israel. The book vividly describes the spiritual and psychological forces driving the discourse and is a call to action to Americans of all faiths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825306761
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Braverman is the executive director of the Holy Land Education and Peace building Project, a grassroots organization that promotes interfaith dialogue, peace-building, and conflict resolution in the Middle East. Braverman currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Susan.

Table of Contents

List of Maps xi

Foreword xiii

Maps xxi

Prologue 1

Introduction 3

Part 1 Breaking the Spell

Chapter 1 The Moment of Truth 15

Chapter 2 My Journey 27

Chapter 3 Anti-Semitism, Jewish Identity, and the State of Israel 49

Chapter 4 A Movement of Hope and Desire 75

Part 2 Beyond Atonement

Chapter 5 Undoing the Damage: Post-Holocaust Christian Theology 105

Chapter 6 Theological Urgency and the Promise of the Land 123

Chapter 7 Walter Brueggemann and the Prophetic Imagination 153

Chapter 8 Progressive Christianity, Israel, and the Challenge of Reform 169

Part 3 Beyond Interfaith

Chapter 9 Except Thou Bless Me: Jewish Progressives Wrestle with Israel 191

Chapter 10 The Myth of Redemptive Violence 231

Chapter 11 A New Covenant 251

Chapter 12 Reenvisioning Israel and the Role of the Church 267

Chapter 13 A Call to Action 287

Epilogue 309

Acknowledgments 313

Appendix A Resources for Information, Connection, and Further Study 319

Appendix B Christian Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism: The Case of the Presbyterian Church 331

Appendix C Sermons 349

Reference List 371

About the Author 381

Index 383

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