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A Shadow of Glory : Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust - Tod Linafelt

A Shadow of Glory

Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust

Paperback Published: 1st December 2002
ISBN: 9780415937948
Number Of Pages: 258

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bbWhat role might the New Testament have played in the cultural history of anti-Semitism that culminated in the Holocaust? And how has the Holocaust in turn affected the way we read-or should read-the founding text of Christianity? Although the philosophical, ethical, and theological implications of the Holocaust have received much attention in recent years, its implications for our practices of biblical interpretation have gone largely unexplored. In A Shadow of Glory some of the most prominent contemporary scholars in biblical studies and Jewish studies-both Christian and Jewish, American and European-lay the groundwork for a new post-Holocaust hermeneutics.

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"These high-caliber essays provide much food for thought and may break new ground for a post-Holocaust hermeneutics."
-"Shabbat Shalom
"This provocative collection of essays follows the lead of its subtitle...the reader who works through these essays will clearly benefit from the urgent and serious way their authors have raised the issue."
-"The Bible Today May/June 2003
"[An] excellent set of seventeen essays....I highly recommend this book as required reading for all in the field of Christian Testament studies, to help us begin to set the data and the questions right and to help us interrogate courageously the texts and our own interpretations for any trace of the 'the teaching of contempt' and of the avoidance of the big questions raised here."
-"Journal of Biblical Literature

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Holocaust in the History of Interpretation
The Christian Canon and the Problem of Antisemitismp. 3
Higher Critics on Late Texts: Reading Biblical Scholarship after the Holocaustp. 18
Reading Jesus as a Nazip. 27
Shoah Consciousness and the Silence of American Christian Biblical Scholarshipp. 42
Reading as Jews
Blood on Our Heads: A Jewish Response to Saint Matthewp. 57
The Apostle and the Seed of Abrahamp. 68
Double Bind: Sacrifice in the Epistle to the Hebrewsp. 89
Reading as Christians
Reading from the Day "In Between"p. 105
Woman as Witness in a Post-Holocaust Perspectivep. 117
New Testament Theology after the Holocaust: Exegetical Responsibilities and Canonical Possibilitiesp. 128
Reading the Cross at Auschwitz: Holocaust Memories and Passion Narrativep. 140
Did Christianity Die in Auschwitz?p. 155
Jews and Gentiles, in the New Testament and Today
The Passion after the Holocaustp. 171
Restoring the Kingdom to Israel: Luke-Acts and Christian Supersessionismp. 185
The Jew Paul and His Meaning for Israelp. 201
Reading after the Holocaust: A New Testament Scholar Responds to Emil Fackenheimp. 216
The Killing Fields of Matthew's Gospelp. 232
Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780415937948
ISBN-10: 0415937949
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st December 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1