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Jewish-Christian Encounters over the Centuries

Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue


Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer

The 19 essays of this book are exceptional in that, together, they cover the entire span of relations between Jews and Christians from the time of Jesus to the present. This lengthy period and complex subject required many experts and specialists, many of whom are famous in their fields. They have, however, created works of synthesis written in non-technical language and designed largely for the interested general reader and non-specialist as well as for students seeking to come to an understanding of one of the great issues of our time.
Some of the themes highlighted in this book are: Judaism and Christianity in light of the Dead Sea Scrolls; Christian theory and practice towards the Jews from the Church Fathers through the Reformation; Judaism as interpreted in German biblical scholarship; modern antisemitism and philosemitism; policies and postures of the Allies and of the Vatican during World War II; and the several Christian attempts at reformulation since the Holocaust, culminating with Pope John Paul II.