Intersecting Pathways : Modern Jewish Theologians in Conversation with Christianity
This book deconstructs the boundaries between Jewish and Christian cultures while at the same time redefining what it means to be Jewish in relation to Christianity in the twentieth century. Consequently, this analysis reveals the emergence of modern Jewish theologies out of the complex negotiations between Jewish thinkers and their Christian milieu.
- 01 Dec 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Krell has given us a provocative book in the best sense of the term. He has provided a challenging new framework for understaing the Jewish-Christian theological encounter. We should be grateful to Krell for providing a work that can significantly contribute to a rich, ongoing dialogue between Judaism and Christianity." --Shofar"Krell frequently cogently challenges not only the conclusions of these thinkers, but also others' analyses of them.... Overall, Krell's analysis is persuasive and provocative. Recommended."--Choice"Marc Krell's important study of four contemporary Jewish thinkers is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Jewish-Christian relations, on post-Holocaust reflection on religion and on cultural studies of the intersection between distinct but related traditions. His attention to the critical interface between Jewish thinkers and their mainly Christian cultural context draws out not only new ways of interpreting key thinkers, but shows quite clearly that religious ideas have a rich and complex set of meanings and applications. That Jewish thinkers not only borrow but re-interpret Christian symbols and ideas is an important insight and shows how one must see the relation between Christians and Jews, especially in the current context in which contact between the two communities increases and efforts to bring about reconciliation create new levels of creative thought in both communities."--Dr. James F. Moore, author of Christian Theology after the Shoah"Intersecting Pathways is timely, well-researched, well-written, and well-conceived...Krell's work is courageous in taking on the issue of the significant influence of Christian theology in the construction of Jewish thought."--Steven Kepnes, Murray W. and Mildred K. Finard Professor in Jewish Studies, Colgate University"In Intersecting Pathways Marc Krell brilliantly analyzes how the luminaries of twentieth-century Jewish thought negotiated Jewish identity in the