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Jews and Christians Speak of Jesus

Jews and Christians Speak of Jesus

by Arthur Zannoni (Editor)Arthur Zannoni (Editor)


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This volume of essays is an example of something new and exciting that is going on in North America, especially between Jews and Christians. For the first time in almost two thousand years, Jews and Christians can sit down as equals around a table and reflect on their profound sameness and deep differences. In a real way, this book represents another step Christians and Jews have taken together on the new road to deeper understanding.

The issues surrounding the Jewish Christian dialogue are legion-the State of Israel, the Holocaust (Shoah), and the Jewishness of Jesus, to mention only a few. Dialogue does not mean proselytizing or conversion; instead, each faith tradition recognizes and respects its own identity. Any notion that Christianity has replaced or superseded the Jewish people in God's plan of salvation is both inadmissible and repulsive to the dialogue.

One, if not the central, issue facing serious dialogue between Christians and Jews is Jesus of Nazareth. How can both of these faith communities speak about the itinerant Galilean whose origins and early followers were Jewish and whose subsequent followers broke away from Judaism? This volume attempts to address this question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800628048
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Arthur E. Zannoni, an award-winning free-lance writer and consultant in biblical studies and Jewish-Christian relations, has taught at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas and served as Associate Director of its Center for Jewish-Christian Learning.

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Jack Dean Kingsbury

This volume addresses what is perhaps the central issue facing serious dialogue between Jews and Christians: Jesus of Nazareth...Ecumenical in tone and perspective, this book, in dealing with the past, is of immediate relevance for the present. Readers -- Jews and Christians, rabbis, clergy, and laity alike -- will find that it makes for challenging, informative, and engaging reading.

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