Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope
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On Good Friday, April 14, 1995, Christians remembered the crucifixion of Jesus, Jews re-enacted the Passover, and people everywhere observed the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. Marcus, a Jew by birth and a Christian by choice, took the pulpit at St. Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow to tie all of these seemingly unrelated strands together. 150 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 150
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802874355
ISBN-13: 9780802874351

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Jesus was a Jew. Yet nineteen centuries after his death, hatred inspired in part by the long-standing tradition of Christian anti-Judaism played a significant role in the murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

How are Christians and Jews to deal with this jarring historical incongruity?

In Jesus and the Holocaust Joel Marcus—a Jew by birth, a Christian by choice—offers stirring meditations on the relationship between the deaths of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis and the death of one innocent Jew on the cross. Basing his work on sermons he originally preached on Good Friday 1995, a date that also corresponded with the fifty-year anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, Marcus weaves reflection on Bible passages together with poetry and narratives about the Holocaust. He shows how the hope that Christians have always found hidden in Christ's darkest hour can shed light on one of the most tragic events of our recent history—and vice versa.

Author Bio

Joel Marcus is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke Divinity School and author of the two-volume Anchor Bible Commentary volume on Mark.

Editorial Reviews

Ellen T. Charry
— from the foreword
"By giving authentic voice to the dead voices of the Holocaust refracted through the agony of the original crucified Jew, Joel Marcus brings Christians into the suffering of his people that Jews and Christians may weep together. He has blessed all the people of God, both the Jewish people and the Christian church."

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