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Title: Jesus, an Emerging Jewish Mosaic: Jewish Perspectives, Post-Holocaust
Author: Moore, Daniel F
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2008
Paperback; ISBN: 9780567118554
Volumes: 1; Pages: 344
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Since Martin Buber in Two Types of Faith acknowledged Jesus as his "big brother," other Jewish writers have sought to ascertain a place for Jesus within the larger context of Jewish history. In the aftermath of the Shoah, specifically in the afflicted consciousness of humanity, Jew and Christian alike began to ask how this tragedy could have happened, especially among and against people of faith. In an effort to assure that such a tragedy never happens again, the focus of some fell upon Jesus, previously the obstacle to reconciliation, but now perceived as the obvious and most viable bridge to span the chasm and assuage the wound of anti-Jewish and anti-Christian sentiments. Still others chose to join and expand the academic quest for the historical Jesus, adding Jewish voices to the effort to explore more rigorously and objectively the figure of Jesus in historical writing. In this unique and illuminating volume, Father Daniel F. Moore presents the historical identity of Jesus through lens of such Jewish scholars as Schalom Ben-Chorin, David Flusser, Geza Vermes, and Jacob Neuser. A useful book for those interesting in ecumenical discourse and Jesus studies.
Table Of Contents
Chapter One "From A Different Angle"
Chapter Two Of Glass and Stone: Sources & Inquiry
Samuel Sandmel, David Flusser and Geza Vermes
Chapter Three Creative Variations: Intuition & Imagination
Schalom Ben-Chorin, Pinchas Lapide, Jacob Neusner and Eugene Borowitz
Chapter Four Jesus Within Judaism: A Triptych
Chapter Five Jesus, Jewish Brother: Varying Motifs
Chapter Six "Novelty and Originality"
Conclusion "Theology's Masquerade"