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(PUBWestview)"Breaks new ground in its Jewish reappraisals of Christianity, contributing richly to its goal,"---Christian Century. Ten prominent Jewish scholars dissect and critique major Christian tenets, followed by both a Jewish and a Christian response. Most provocative. 464 pages, softcover.
Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic and unprecedented shift in JewishChristian relations, including signs of a new, improved Christian attitude towards Jews. Christianity in Jewish Terms is a Jewish theological response to the profound changes that have taken place in Christian thought. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which features a main essay, written by a Jewish scholar, that explores the meaning of a set of Christian beliefs. Following the essay are responses from a second Jewish scholar and a Christian scholar. Designed to generate new conversations within the American Jewish community and between the Jewish and Christian communities, Christianity in Jewish Terms lays the foundation for better understanding. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.
Tikva Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
Peter Ochs is the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia.
David Sandmel is the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore.
Michael A. Signer is Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology at University of Notre Dame.