Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian Dialogue : After the Flood, before the Rainbow

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This volume sheds light on the transformed post-Holocaust relationship between Catholics and Jews. Once implacable theological foes, the two traditions have travelled a great distance in coming to view the other with respect and dignity. Responding to the horrors of Auschwitz, the Catholic Church has undergone a "reckoning of the soul," beginning with its landmark document Nostra Aetate and embraced a positive theology of Judaism including the ongoing validity of the Jewish covenant. Jews have responded to this unprecedented outreach, especially in the document Dabru Emet. Together, these two Abrahamic traditions have begun seeking a repair of the world. The road has been rocky and certainly obstacles remain. Nevertheless, authentic interfaith dialogue remains a new and promising development in the search for a peace.show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 154 x 225 x 14mm | 276g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0739199021
  • 9780739199022

About Alan L. Berger

Alan L. Berger is Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies, director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz, and professor of Jewish studies at Florida Atlantic University.show more

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Alan Berger has collected the most important voices in Jewish-Christian dialogue to present their views in an accessible and exciting fashion. This is the book to read to understand the past and future of interreligious dialogue. -- Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College Provocative, troubling, but ultimately filled with a difficult hope, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in Jewish-Christian dialogue or, more broadly, contemporary religious pluralism. -- Theresa Sanders, Georgetown University This volume makes available eye-opening essays by some of the most prominent American thinkers and researchers on relations between Christians and Jews in the aftermath of the Shoah. Their reflections admirably span numerous disciplines and topics, including history, ethics, biblical studies, theology, Christian attitudes toward the State of Israel, and hopes for the future. All readers will better appreciate both the complexity of the Jewish and Christian relationship and also the unfinished work of rapprochement that lies ahead. -- Philip A. Cunningham, Saint Joseph's Universityshow more

Table of contents

Introduction, Alan L. Berger Chapter 1: A Medication on Hope, Elie Weisel Chapter 2: A Positive Jewish Theology of Christianity, Irving Greenberg Chapter 3: Vatican II, The Passion of the Christ, and the Future of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, Alan L. Berger Chapter 4: Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection on Redemption in Our Time, David Patterson Chapter 5: Speaking of the Middle East: Jews and Christians in Dialogue and Dispute, Amy-Jill Levine Chapter 6: Christian-Muslim-Jew: The Necessary Trialogue, James Carroll Chapter 7: What Have You Done? Wrestling with the Sixth Commandment, John K. Roth Chapter 8: Redeeming Sacred Texts from their Sacrilegious Uses, Mary C. Boys Chapter 9: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust: Toward an Honest Assessment, John T. Pawlikowski Chapter 10: Human Dignity and Jewish-Christian Relations, Donald J. Dietrichshow more