Two Faiths, One Covenant?: Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other

Eugene B. Korn, John Pawlikowski, John T. Pawlikowski
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - 172 pàgines
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Judaism and Christianity are religions bound together by their claims to the same biblical covenant initiated by God with Abraham and his descendants. Yet, despite the inseparable connection between the election of Israel and that of the church, between the "old" and the "new" covenant, this shared spiritual patrimony has been the source of a type of violent sibling rivalry competing for the same paternal love and inherited entitlement. God, it seemed, had but one blessing to bestow. It could be given to either Jacob or Esau-but not both. In the twenty-first century, however, Jews and Christians are challenged to reconsider their theological assumptions by two inescapable truths: the moral tragedy of the holocaust demands that Christian thinkers acknowledge the violent effects of theologically de-legitimizing Jews and Judaism, and the pervasive reality of cultural and religious pluralism calls both Christian and Jewish theologians to rethink the covenant in the presence of the Other. Two Faiths, One Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other is a breakthrough work that embraces this contemporary challenge and charts a path toward fruitful interfaith dialogue. The Christian and Jewish theologians in this book explore the ways that both religions have understood the covenant in biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern religious writings and reflect on how the covenant can serve as a reservoir for a positive theological relationship between Christianity and Judaism-not merely one of non-belligerent tolerance, but of respect and theological pluralism, however limited.

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Bound by the Bible Jews Christians and the Binding of Isaac
The Binding of Isaac Hermeneutical Reflections
The Akedah and Covenant Today
The Covenant in Patristic and Medieval Christian Theology
The Covenant in Rabbinic Thought
The Covenant in Contemporary Ecclesial Documents
The Covenant in Recent Theological Statements
The Covenant and Religious Ethics Today
One God Many Faiths A Jewish Theology of Covenantal Pluralism
Jews and Christians Their Covenantal Relationship in the American Context
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Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn is editor of The Edah Journal—A Forum of Modern Orthodox Thought. He serves as an adjunct professor of Jewish Thought in the Department of Christian-Jewish Studies at Seton Hall University. He was formerly director of Inter-Faith Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M., is professor of Social Ethics and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union. He has served for many years as a member of the Advisory Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Currently the president of the International Council of Christians and Jews, he has authored/edited more than fifteen books on Christian-Jewish relations and on social ethics.

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