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Antisemitism: An Enduring Problem in Western Society

Davies, Alan T.

The many mythological layers of Jew-hatred -- 'the oldest hatred of the world.' … [more]

Theology and Literature (4) - An Alien on Wallstreet

Freadman, Richard

Richard Freadman, Professor and Head of the School of English at La Trobe University (Australia) offers a Jewish reading of Herman Melville’s novel Bartleby the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street. … [more]

Paul's Contradictions  - Can They Be Resolved?

Gager, John G.

John Gager, Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Reinventing Paul (Oxford University Press, 2000), proposes a method of resolving the seeming contradictions in Paul's attitude toward the Jews and Judaism. … [more]

Sola Scriptura

Gaston, Lloyd

Is the so-called New Testament a canon, a corpus of writings seen as authoritative unity? The establishment of the NT as canon went hand in hand with the demotion of the OT Scripture to subordinate status. … [more]

Transformations in Telling the Passion Story

Gaston, Lloyd

Or: 'His blood be on us and on our children.' The Passion Narratives have had both bad and good consequences. How can they be transformed back to yield only the second? … [more]

Legicide

Gaston, Lloyd

Legicide and the Problem of the Christian Old Testament: A Plea for a New Hermeneutic of the Apostolic Writings. … [more]

Abraham and the Righteousness of God

Gaston, Lloyd

Most interpreters think that Paul operates with a sharp distinction between faith and law as the way to salvation. Could it be that we have misunderstood Paul on this point and that in fact he interprets the figure of Abraham not against but with the traditional Jewish understanding? … [more]

Paul and Jerusalem

Gaston, Lloyd

The theology of the Jerusalem church had no future and cannot be revived today, while the theology of Paul triumphed to such an extent that it is only with difficulty that we can recover the theology of Jerusalem. … [more]

Has Franz Rosenzweig's Time Come?

Goldman, David

Eighty years ago, the German-Jewish theologian Franz Rosenzweig contended that Christianity cannot succeed in the absence of Jews. Not merely the written Hebrew Bible, but the presence of the living Jewish people, 'convert the inner pagan' inside each Christian. … [more]

Wartime Orthodox Jewish Thought About the Holocaust: Christian Implications

Greenberg, Gershon

Orthodox Jewish thinkers presumed an ontic-level dualism between the sacred world of Israel and the profane world outside, including Christianity. However, some exceptional thinkers looked to historical developments and distinguished medieval-modern Christianity, which was co-opted by paganism, from original Christianity, which drew from Jewish roots. … [more]