Jesus and the Holocaust
"What does Jesus have to do with the millions who died and the countless people who suffer to this day because of the Holocaust? In Jesus and the Holocaust, scripture scholar Joel Marcus finds meaning in the relationship between persecution...
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"What does Jesus have to do with the millions who died and the countless people who suffer to this day because of the Holocaust? In Jesus and the Holocaust, scripture scholar Joel Marcus finds meaning in the relationship between persecution of these millions of Jews and the crucifixion of the Jewish man named Jesus who suffered and died on the cross two thousand years ago." "Marcus, a Jew raised in Chicago who later converted to Christianity, puts us in touch with the inhumane treatment and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust, and with the horrible suffering of Jesus. Originally presented in a Good Friday service - the day Christians reflect on the meaning of Jesus' death - Marcus's simple, stirring language and his use of images and poetry in this series of homilies evoke anger, tears, and warmth. Readers are surprised by the unexpected healing offered in this union of Jesus and the Holocaust."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Good Friday, April 14, 1995, may unexpectedly go down in history as the day when the world found a spiritual salve for its war-torn wounds. As Christians solemnly remembered the Crucifixion of Jesus, as Jews reenacted the Passover, and as the world observed the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust, something special transpired at St. Mary's Cathedral, in Glasgow. In the seven homilies he delivered there, author Joel Marcus humbly offered his reflections on the hope of healing the world's aching heart--especially the pain of the Holocaust. ^^Collected in "Jesus and the Holocaust" are Dr. Marcus's meditations on the sufferings and death of Jesus, examined under the dark shadow of the Holocaust two thousand years later. Reflecting on Bible passages in light of stories and poems of the Holocaust, the author comes to realize what Jesus has to do with the Holocaust. Through difficult personal reflection, Marcus--a Jew by birth, Christian by choice--discover