Jews and Christians
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"While Christians and Jews have always been aware of their religious connections - historical community, overlapping theology, shared scriptures - that awareness has traditionally been infected by centuries of mutual suspicion and hostility. As this important volume shows, however, theologians and scholars of Judaism and Christianity alike are now radically rethinking the relation between their two covenant communities." "Jews and Christians presents the best of this work, introducing readers to a coherent Jewish theology of Christianity and a Christian theology of Judaism. Here are leading Christian and Jewish thinkers who have engaged in extensive conversation, who take each other's work seriously, and who avoid the pitfall common to Jewish-Christian dialogue - watering down distinctive beliefs to accommodate both partners. Indeed, these pages show how the new theological exchange goes to the roots of that "olive tree" of which both Judaism and Christianity are branches, and the book as a whole represents post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian dialogue at the highest theological level."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Robert W. Jenson (DrTheol, University of Heidelberg) is former senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry. He is the author of Systematic Theology: Volume 1: The Triune God (1997), Systematic Theology: Volume 2: The Works of God (1999), On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions (2003), (with Solveig Lucia Gold) Conversations with Poppi about God: An Eight-Year-Old and Her Theologian Grandfather Trade Questions (2006) and coeditor (with Carl Braaten) of Christian Dogmatics. He has also written commentaries on Song of Songs (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) and Ezekiel (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).
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Carl E. Braaten (Th.D.,. Harvard University) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and was executive director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. His many books, written and edited, include No Other Gospel! Christianity among the Worlds Religions and I Am the Lord Your God: Christian Reflections on the Ten Commandments.