Preaching without Contempt places the Gospels in their first-century Jewish context, illustrates the most common ways preachers unitentionally misrepresent Judaism in their sermons, and provides helpful advice for avoiding too-familiar stereotypes.
Marilyn Salmon's persuasive and practical work helps preachers to identify the ways that Christian preachers perpetuate the long tradition of Christian anti-Judaism. She situates the Gospels precisely as Jewish literature then addresses specific thorny issues that arise in preaching: supersessionism; portrayals of the Law; the Pharisees; the relationship between the Testaments; preaching the Passion; and misrepresentations of Judaism. Using examples from many sermons, she shows how to avoid the pitfalls of misportraying the people of Jesus.
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