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Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations

Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations

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Paperback / softback

£33.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521730785
Number of Pages: 538
Published: 19/06/2008
Width: 17 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
An A to Z companion to 2,000 years of encounter between Judaism and Christianity, A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations is a pioneering work which explores and defines the many factors which characterise the historic and ongoing relationship between the two traditions. From Aaron to Zionism, the editors have brought together over 700 entries - including events, institutions, movements, people, places and publications - contributed by more than 100 internationally renowned scholars. The Dictionary offers a focus for the study and understanding of Jewish-Christian relations internationally, both within and between Judaism and Christianity. It provides a comprehensive single reference to a subject which touches on numerous areas of study.

Edward Kessler, Neil Wenborn

Edward Kessler is Director of the Cambridge-based Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths. He is author of several works on Jewish-Christian relations including Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac (2004) and What Do Jews Believe? (2006). Neil Wenborn is a full-time writer and publishing consultant. He is the author of several biographies and is co-editor of the highly respected History Today Companion to British History.

'Arguably no relationship of any two faith communities in the course of history has been both so close and so far apart as that of Jewry and Christendom. Yet this new era has both produced and affords a relationship between the two ... in which both the profound differences as well as the 'shared patrimony' can be genuinely appreciated. This Dictionary will have a special place in reflecting and facilitating this process.' Rabbi David Rosen, President, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultation, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, The American Jewish Committee 'A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations is a required reference work for every rabbi, priest and minister. In addition, the volume is indispensable for faculty members and students of religion and history on the university campus and in seminaries. Every synagogue and church library should purchase a copy because the Dictionary is a powerful tool in educating youngsters and adult lay people.' Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Adviser to the American Jewish Committee 'Its coverage, content, and theological position, and editorial standards all make this work an attractive addition to any specialized theological collection in college and study, and there are many threads here which merit further - and international - study.' Reference Reviews '... a sane and remarkably unpolemical guide ... there cannot be a more comprehensive guide available to the many highly fraught issues involved ... should quickly establish itself as an essential resource for anyone concerned with Jewish-Christian relations.' The Times Literary Supplement '... the dictionary is a helpful tool for Biblical studies (and the history of the reception of the Bible), church history and systematic theology, as well as for students of religion. It offers a wealth of information.' Religion and Theology 'His book is very readable, easy to follow and shows Kessler the educator at his best. No person working in interfaith relations should be without a copy, and certainly priests and ministers working in areas with a significant Jewish proportions should consider this as key reading and a reference text.' Church of England Newspaper

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