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: Poignant meditations occasioned by a unique convergence of commemorative events On Good Friday, April 14, 1995, Christians remembered the crucifixion of Jesus, Jews reenacted the Passover, and the world at large observed the fiftieth anniversary of the...


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Poignant meditations occasioned by a unique convergence of commemorative events

On Good Friday, April 14, 1995, Christians remembered the crucifixion of Jesus, Jews reenacted the Passover, and the world at large observed the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust. That unusual juxtaposition formed the backdrop as Joel Marcus-a Jew by birth, a Christian by choice-took the pulpit at St. Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland.

This book presents Marcus's stirring meditations that day on the relationship between the deaths of six million innocent Jews in the Holocaust and the death of one innocent Jew on the cross. Through reflection on Bible passages in light of stories and poems about the Holocaust, Marcus shows how the hope that Christians have always found hidden in the darkest hour of their liturgical year can shed light on the most tragic moment of our recent history-and vice versa.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 469556
  • Product Code 9780802874351
  • ISBN 0802874355
  • EAN 9780802874351
  • Pages 153
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank 64191
  • Dimensions 203 x 127 x 12mm

Joel Marcus

JOEL MARCUS is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Boston University School of Theology, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow and Princeton Theological Seminary. Aside from his many scholarly publications in prestigious journals such as the "Journal of Biblical Literature," "Catholic Biblical Quarterly," and "New Testament Studies," he is the author of two scholarly books on the Gospel of Mark as well as the more pastoral "Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope,"

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