The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You / Edition 3

The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You / Edition 3

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The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You / Edition 3

This unique book offers a Catholic view of the Holy Land in the debate that rages among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Alain Marchadour and David Neuhaus, two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem, clearly analyze the Promised Land—as concept, history, and contested terrain—in Catholic teaching and doctrine. They offer an analytical reading of the entire Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) with reference to the idea of the Land promised by God. They explore early and medieval attitudes, especially with regard to the Holy Places and the Jewish people. Moving carefully to the present day, they focus on anti-Semitism, the tragedy of the Shoah, Western colonialism in the Middle East, the creation of the State of Israel, and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem as they examine Catholic reactions to the tumultuous events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the renewal of Catholic thought in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. Studying the most recent Church documents, Marchadour and Neuhaus confront the ongoing struggle for peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East. This illuminating book is an essential tool for all those struggling to understand the links between the Bible, the Church, and contemporary Middle Eastern realities, especially in Israel and Palestine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823226597
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Series: Abrahamic Dialogues Series , #4
Edition description: 3
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Framed Texts     vii
Foreword   Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J.     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Interpreting the Land in the Bible
The Land in the Old Testament     9
The Land in the New Testament     63
The Land in Christian Tradition
Visiting the Land     89
A Christian Reading of the Land until Vatican II     108
Shaking Up a Familiar Landscape     125
The Land in the Contemporary Documents of the Catholic Church
Traditional Christian Attachment to the Land     147
The Interpretation of the Bible     151
Interreligious Dialogue     160
Peace and Justice     177
Conclusion-Holy Lands: Yesterday and Today     187
Redemptionis anno: Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (April 20, 1984)     203
Notes     209
Selected Bibliography     223
Index     227
Index of Biblical Citations     233

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