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Confessing Christ in a Post-Holocaust World

A Midrashic Experiment

by Henry F. Knight

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March 2000

Praeger

Pages 216
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Religion/General
Description

The questions posed by the Holocaust force faithful Christians to reexamine their own identities and loyalties in fundamental ways and to recognize the necessity of excising the Church's historic anti-Jewish rhetoric from its confessional core. This volume proposes a new framework of meaning for Christians who want to remain both faithful and critical about a world capable of supporting such evil. The author has rooted his critical perspective in the midrashic framework of Jewish hermeneutics, which requires Christians to come to terms with the significant other in their confessional lives. By bringing biblical texts and the history of the Holocaust face to face, this volume aims at helping Jews and Christians understand their own traditions and one another's.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Facing the Night--Wrestling with the Text: Meeting Jacob at the Jabbok and Jesus in Gethsemane
Looking Back at Sodom with Abraham and Jesus: The Search for Hospitality and Justice in the Face of Destruction
The Transfigured Face of Post-Shoah Faith: Critical Encounters with Root Experiences
From the Bush to the Vineyard (and Back): A Post- Shoah Return to Holy Ground
Can These Bones Live? From the Valley of Dry Bones to an Opened Tomb and Beyond
Looking Back over the Journey: Theological Implications for Post-Shoah Faithfulness
The Return to PaRDeS: A Concluding Midrash
Bibliography
Index

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