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Devils, Women, and Jews

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 13 : 9781438404790
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Devils, Women, and Jews PDF Format Full Free by Joan Young Gregg and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.


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Echoes of Contempt

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ISBN 13 : 1532655118
Pages : 140 pages
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Download Echoes of Contempt PDF Format Full Free by Bruce D. Thompson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-10-17 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Echoes of Contempt is an engaging and vivid account of the tragic history of the church's relationship with Jewish communities over two millennia. Beginning with the Jerusalem house church, the book traces that history through medieval pogroms and the Parisian salons of the Enlightenment, right up to the present-day focus on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Drawing on a wide range of sources and his own extensive knowledge, the author shows that, far from being something new, Judeophobia is a recycling of misinformation, prejudice, and hatred. The old lies are echoed in the present at political rallies, church conferences, and in classrooms. While the book is accessible to those who have very little previous knowledge of the subject, it is well-researched and retains a sophisticated approach. It is more than a reminder of the church's complicity in the centuries of contempt that led to Auschwitz--it is a call to action. It will challenge many to think again.


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Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317071018
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage PDF Format Full Free by Michelle Ephraim and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book-length examination of Jewish women in Renaissance drama, this study explores fictional representations of the female Jew in academic, private and public stage performances during Queen Elizabeth I's reign; it links lesser-known dramatic adaptations of the biblical Rebecca, Deborah, and Esther with the Jewish daughters made famous by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare on the popular stage. Drawing upon original research on early modern sermons and biblical commentaries, Michelle Ephraim here shows the cultural significance of biblical plays that have received scant critical attention and offers a new context with which to understand Shakespeare's and Marlowe's fascination with the Jewish daughter. Protestant playwrights often figured Elizabeth through Jewish women from the Hebrew scripture in order to legitimate her religious authenticity. Ephraim argues that through the figure of the Jewess, playwrights not only stake a claim to the Old Testament but call attention to the process of reading and interpreting the Jewish bible; their typological interpretations challenge and appropriate Catholic and Jewish exegeses. The plays convey the Reformists' desire for propriety over the Hebrew scripture as a "prisca veritas," the pure word of God as opposed to that of corrupt Church authority. Yet these literary representations of the Jewess, which draw from multiple and conflicting exegetical traditions, also demonstrate the elusive quality of the Hebrew text. This book establishes the relationship between Elizabeth and dramatic representations of the Jewish woman: to "play" the Jewess is to engage in an interpretive "play" that both celebrates and interrogates the religious ideology of Elizabeth's emerging Protestant nation. Ephraim approaches the relationship between scripture and drama from a historicist perspective, complicating our understanding of the specific intersections between the Jewess in Elizabethan drama, biblical commentaries, political discourse, and popular culture. This study expands the growing field of Jewish studies in the Renaissance and contributes also to critical work on Elizabeth herself, whose influence on literary texts many scholars have established.


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The Virgin Mary in the Perceptions of Women

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476620687
Pages : 219 pages
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Download The Virgin Mary in the Perceptions of Women PDF Format Full Free by Joelle Mellon and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once, the Virgin Mary was a pivotal element of Christianity, a holy figure at the heart of most Christians’ spiritual lives. She was invoked at all major life passages—baptisms, weddings, childbirths, and funerals—and images of the Virgin Mary could be found virtually anywhere, from pub signs to sacred texts. Medieval women especially looked to Mary to answer their prayers, be their role model, and serve as their advocate in heaven. They prayed to her several times a day and sometimes devoted their entire lives to her service. This book investigates perceptions of the Virgin Mary through several centuries of literature. Focusing especially on the depictions of the Virgin Mary in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, the author rediscovers a time when the Divine Female was very much in evidence, and good Christian women were taught to pray to a Holy Mother. Topics include the cyclical popularity of Virgin Mary; devotional objects such as Books of Hours, rosaries, and Marian gardens; the mystical qualities attributed to the Virgin Mary through centuries of reported divine visions; the historical relationships between the Virgin Mary and other religious figures, including the Devil; and Mary Magdalene as an alternative to the Virgin Mary as a feminine model.


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Happiness in Premodern Judaism

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Publisher : ISD LLC
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ISBN 13 : 087820105X
Pages : 608 pages
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Download Happiness in Premodern Judaism PDF Format Full Free by Rina R. Lapidus and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2003-12-31 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is not common to think that Jews were interested in happiness or that Judaism has anything to say about happiness. On the contrary, the concept of happiness was a central concern of Jewish thinkers. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson shows that rabbinic Judaism regarded itself primarily as a prescription for the attainment of happiness, and that the discourse on happiness captures the evolution of Jewish intellectual history from antiquity to the seventeenth century. These claims make sense if one understands happiness as human flourishing on the basis of Aristotle's thought in the Nichomachean Ethics. Linking virtue, knowledge, and well-being, Aristotle's analysis of happiness can be traced in Jewish understanding of human flourishing as early as the Greco-Roman world, but the fusion of Greek and Judaic perspectives on happiness reached its zenith in in the Middle Ages in the thought of Moses Maimonides and his followers. Even the controversies about Maimonides' ideas could be viewed as discussions about the meaning of happiness and the way to attain it within Judaism. Much of this book, then, concerns the reception of Aristotle's Ethics in medieval Jewish philosophy. This book shows how a certain notion of happiness reflects the intellectual culture of a given period, including cultural exchanges among Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Demonstrating the discourse on happiness as a dramatic interplay between Wisdom and Torah, between philosophy and religion, between reason and faith, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson presents, to specialists and non-specialists alike, a fascinating tour of Jewish intellectual history.


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The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition

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Publisher : Liturgical Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814683967
Pages : 221 pages
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Download The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Joseph F. Kelly and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2015-03-06 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of evil presents a profound challenge to humanity—why do we do what we know to be wrong? This is especially a challenge to religious believers. Why doesn't an all-good and omnipotent God step in and put an end to evil? The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition examines how Western thinkers have dealt with the problem of evil, starting in ancient Israel and tracing the question through post-biblical Judaism, Early Christianity (especially in Africa), the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and to the twenty-first century when science has raised new and important issues. Joseph Kelly covers the book of Job, the book of Revelation, Augustine of Hippo, Aquinas, Luther, Marlow, Milton, Voltaire, Hume, Mary Shelley, Darwin, Jung, Flannery O'Connor, Karl Rahner, Teilhard de Chardin, and modern geneticists. Chapters are "Some Perspectives on Evil," "Israel and Evil," "The New Adam," "Out of Africa," "The Broken Cosmos," "The Middle Ages," "Decline and Reform of Humanism," "The Devil's Last Stand," "Rationalizing Evil," "The Attack on Christianity," "Dissident Voices," "Human Evil in the Nineteenth Century," "Science, Evil, and Original Sin," "Modern Literary Approaches to Evil," "Some Scientific Theories of Evil," and "Modern Religious Approaches to Evil." Joseph F. Kelly, Ph.D., is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of The World of the Early Christians, published by The Liturgical Press.


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Women's History in Global Perspective

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780252029974
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Women's History in Global Perspective PDF Format Full Free by Bonnie G. Smith and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians commissioned some of the pioneering figures in women's history to prepare essays in their respective areas of expertise. This volume, the second in a series of three, collects their efforts. As a counterpoint to the broad themes discussed in the first volume, Volume 2 is concerned with issues that have shaped the history of women in particular places and during particular eras. It examines women in ancient civilizations; including women in China, Japan, and Korea; women and gender in South and South East Asia; Medieval women; women and gender in Colonial Latin America; and the history of women in the US to 1865. Authors included are Sarah Hughes and Brady Hughes, Susan Mann, Barbara N. Ramusack, Judith M. Bennett, Ann Twinam, and Kathleen Brown. Incorporating essays from top scholars ranging over an abundance of regions, dates, and methodologies, the three volumes of Women's History in Global Perspective constitute an invaluable resource for anyone interested in a comprehensive overview on the latest in feminist scholarship.


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Medieval Clothing and Textiles

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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ISBN 13 : 1783270020
Pages : 203 pages
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Download Medieval Clothing and Textiles PDF Format Full Free by Robin Netherton and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2015 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide-ranging and varied collection of essays which examine surviving garments, methods of production and clothes in society.


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Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1139448811
Pages : pages
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Download Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland PDF Format Full Free by Magda Teter and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland takes issue with historians' common contention that the Catholic Church triumphed in Counter-reformation Poland. In fact, the Church's own sources show that the story is far more complex. From the rise of the Reformation and the rapid dissemination of these new ideas through printing, the Catholic Church was overcome with a strong sense of insecurity. The 'infidel Jews, enemies of Christianity' became symbols of the Church's weakness and, simultaneously, instruments of its defence against all of its other adversaries. This process helped form a Polish identity that led, in the case of Jews, to racial anti-Semitism and to the exclusion of Jews from the category of Poles. This book portrays Jews not only as victims of Church persecution but as active participants in Polish society who as allies of the nobles, placed in positions of power, had more influence than has been recognised.


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Jews in Medieval England

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319637487
Pages : 373 pages
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Download Jews in Medieval England PDF Format Full Free by Miriamne Ara Krummel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-01-08 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.


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The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313309502
Pages : 335 pages
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Download The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact PDF Format Full Free by Jack Fischel and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive survey of writings about the Holocaust and religious response. Explores the impact of Christian anti-Semitism on the Holocaust and the Holocaust's impact on Christianity.


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The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812297504
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess PDF Format Full Free by Adrienne Williams Boyarin and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2020-10-30 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, Trinity Term 1277, Adrienne Williams Boyarin finds the case of one Sampson son of Samuel, a Jew of Northampton, arrested for impersonating a Franciscan friar and preaching false Christianity. He was sentenced to walk for three days through the centers of London, Canterbury, Oxford, Lincoln, and Northampton carrying the entrails and flayed skin of a calf and exposing his naked, circumcised body to onlookers. Sampson's crime and sentence, Williams Boyarin argues, suggest that he made a convincing friar—when clothed. Indeed, many English texts of this era struggle with the similarities of Jews and Christians, but especially of Jewish and Christian women. Unlike men, Jewish women did not typically wear specific identifying clothing, nor were they represented as physiognomically distinct. Williams Boyarin observes that both before and after the periods in which art historians note a consistent visual repertoire of villainy and difference around Jewish men, English authors highlight and exploit Jewish women's indistinguishability from Christians. Exploring what she calls a "polemics of sameness," she elucidates an essential part of the rhetoric employed by medieval anti-Jewish materials, which could assimilate the Jew into the Christian and, as a consequence, render the Jewess a dangerous but unseeable enemy or a sign of the always-convertible self. The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess considers realities and fantasies of indistinguishability. It focuses on how medieval Christians could identify with Jews and even think of themselves as Jewish—positively or negatively, historically or figurally. Williams Boyarin identifies and explores polemics of sameness through a broad range of theological, historical, and literary works from medieval England before turning more specifically to stereotypes of Jewish women and the ways in which rhetorical strategies that blur the line between "saming" and "othering" reveal gendered habits of representation.


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Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 0415978270
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages PDF Format Full Free by Michael Frassetto and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conflicting accounts : negotiating a Jewish space in medieval Southern Italy, c. 800-1150 CE / Patricia Skinner -- The cross, the Jews, and the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the writings of Ademar of Chabannes / Daniel F. Callahan -- A great Jewish conspiracy? : worsening Jewish-Christian relations and the destruction of the Holy Sepulcher / Phyllis G. Jestice -- Heretics and Jews in the early eleventh century : the writings of Rodulfus Glaber and Ademar of Chabannes / Michael Frassetto -- Against the enemies of Christ : the role of Count Emicho in the anti-Jewish violence of the First Crusade / Matthew Gabriele -- Abelard and Heloise on Jews and hebraica veritas / Constant J. Mews -- Reason and natural law in the disputational writings of Peter Alfonsi, Peter Abelard, and Yehuda Halevi / Alex Novikoff -- The Jews in the Golden legend / Thomas Renna -- Anti-Jewish attitudes in Anglo-Norman religious texts, twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Maureen Boulton -- Henry II, William of Newburgh, and the development of English anti-Judaism / John D. Hosler -- Jewish witness, forced conversion, and island living : John Duns Scotus on Jews and Judaism / Nancy L. Turner.


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Marks of Distinctions

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Publisher : CUA Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813219698
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Marks of Distinctions PDF Format Full Free by Irven M. Resnick and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2012-06 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the use of several illustrations from illuminated manuscripts and other media, Resnick engages readers in a discussion of the later medieval notion of Jewish difference.


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History Matters

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780812200553
Pages : 224 pages
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Download History Matters PDF Format Full Free by Judith M. Bennett and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2010-11-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written for everyone interested in women's and gender history, History Matters reaffirms the importance to feminist theory and activism of long-term historical perspectives. Judith M. Bennett, who has been commenting on developments in women's and gender history since the 1980s, argues that the achievement of a more feminist future relies on a rich, plausible, and well-informed knowledge of the past, and she asks her readers to consider what sorts of feminist history can best advance the struggles of the twenty-first century. Bennett takes as her central problem the growing chasm between feminism and history. Closely allied in the 1970s, each has now moved away from the other. Seeking to narrow this gap, Bennett proposes that feminist historians turn their attention to the intellectual challenges posed by the persistence of patriarchy. She posits a "patriarchal equilibrium" whereby, despite many changes in women's experiences over past centuries, women's status vis-à-vis that of men has remained remarkably unchanged. Although, for example, women today find employment in occupations unimaginable to medieval women, medieval and modern women have both encountered the same wage gap, earning on average only three-fourths of the wages earned by men. Bennett argues that the theoretical challenge posed by this patriarchal equilibrium will be best met by long-term historical perspectives that reach back well before the modern era. In chapters focused on women's work and lesbian sexuality, Bennett demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the distant past to feminist theory and politics. She concludes with a chapter that adds a new twist—the challenges of textbooks and classrooms—to viewing women's history from a distance and with feminist intent. A new manifesto, History Matters engages forthrightly with the challenges faced by feminist historians today. It argues for the radical potential of a history that is focused on feminist issues, aware of the distant past, attentive to continuities over time, and alert to the workings of patriarchal power.


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The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135789835
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The Image of the Black in Jewish Culture PDF Format Full Free by Abraham Melamed and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The evolving image of the Black in the history of Jewish culture is being traced here in the conceptual framework of recent post-modern theories of the 'other'. The study focuses on the mechanisms by which an ethno-religious minority group considered by the dominant majority to be the inferior 'other' identifies its own inferior other. While until recently most scholarly attention has been devoted to the attitudes towards the Jews as 'other', this is the first comprehensive discussion of the attitudes of the Jews to their own 'others'.


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Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations

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Publisher : Paulist Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780809143924
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations PDF Format Full Free by James Keltie Aitken and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James K. Aitken and Edward D. Kessler have assembled here a widely diverse collection of essays on Jewish-Christian relations, a discipline that, compared with other subjects studied in university and religious circles, is relatively young. Jewish-Christian relations is a complex enterprise that cannot be reduced to simple theological or historical narratives; it must take into account politics, sociology, education, language, history, biblical studies, hermeneutics, and theology. The contributors view their particular subject through the lens of all of these disciplines while ably meeting the challenge of looking toward the future. Chapter One Introduction James K. Aitken and Edward D. Kessler Chapter Two Jews Facing Christians The Burdens and Blinders of the Past Marc Saperstein Chapter Three The Bible in Future Jewish-Christian Relations John F.A. Sawyer Chapter Four The Orthodox Churches in Dialogue with Judaism Nicholas de Lange Chapter Five Jewish Russian Orthodox Christian Dialogue Irina Levinskaya Chapter Six Catholic-Jewish Agendas Remi Hoeckman, OP Chapter Seven Institutional Relations in Jewish-Christian Relations Rev. Friedhelm Pieper Chapter Eight The New Europe, Nationalism, and Jewish-Christian Relations David Weigall Chapter Nine Israel within Jewish-Christian Relations Andrew P.B. White Chapter Ten The Effect of the Holocaust on Jewish-Christian Relations Stephen D. Smith Chapter Eleven A Third Epoch The Future of Discourse in Jewish-Christian Relations Peter Ochs and David F. Ford Chapter Twelve Women's Voices in Jewish-Christian Relations Christine Trevett Chapter Thirteen Considering a Jewish Statement on Christianity Edward Kessler and James K. Aitken The Significance of Dabru Emet Edward Kessler What Does Christianity in Jewish Terms Mean? James Aitken Chapter Fourteen Jewish-Christian Relations in the Inter-Faith Encounter Martin Forward Cumulative Bibliography List of Contributors Index +