A Guest in the House of Israel:
Post-Holocaust Church Theology
Clark M. Williamson, A Guest in the House of Israel: Post-Holocaust Church Theology. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993. Pp. 344. US$22.00, paper.
Williamson challenges churches and theologians to become aware of the inherited ideology of anti-Judaism that has distorted their teaching, even on such key matters as Jesus, the Scriptures, the church, and God, and suggests a radical, constructive alternative to the "teaching of contempt." Williamson bases his study on a wide range of confessional literature from Roman-Catholic to Protestant doctrines. He demonstrates that both the people of Israel and the church stand in relation to God only by the grace of God.
"A fresh and challenging portrait of Christian faith stripped of it"s ancient patina of anti-Judaism. Even where one disagrees with a particular theme or conclusion, one is provoked into rethinking the old assumptions in new and more satisfying ways... Must reading for scholars, pastors, and all serious students of Christian thought."
Eugene Fisher, Director of Catholic-Jewish Relations, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (USA).