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Title Jewish perspectives on Christianity : Leo Baeck, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Will Herberg, and Abraham J. Heschel / edited by Fritz A. Rothschild
Published New York, N.Y. : Crossroad Publishing, 1990


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Description x, 363 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Harnack's lectures on the essence of Christianity (1901) -- Mystery and commandment (1921/22) -- Romantic religion (1922, 1938) -- Judaism in the church (1925) / Leo Baeck (1873-1956) -- Two foci of the Jewish soul (1930) -- Church, state, nation, Jewry (1933) -- Two types of faith (1950) -- On concluding the translation of the Bible (1964) / Martin Buber (1878-1965) -- Selections from the letters to Rudolf Ehrenberg (October 31, 1913) -- To Rudolf Ehrenberg (November 4, 1913) -- To Eugen Rosenstock (October 1916) -- To Eugen Rosenstock (November 7-9, 1916) -- To Gertrud Oppenheim (May 1, 1917) -- Star of redemption (1921) -- Note on anthropomorphism (1928) -- Significance of the Bible in world history (1929) / Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) -- Judaism and Christianity -- Jew looks at Jesus (1966) / Will Herberg (1901-1977) -- More than inwardness (1955) -- Hebrew evaluation of Reinhold Niebuhr (1956) -- Protestant renewal -- No religion is an island (1965) -- Jewish notion of God and Christian renewal (1967)
Summary Conditioned perspective. In turn, each of the Christian "respondents" (J. Louis Martyn on Baeck, Ekkehard Stegemann on Buber, Bernhard Casper on Rosenzweig, Bernhard Anderson on Herberg, and John Merkle on Heschel) deals with the question: Which Judaism confronts here which type of Christianity? The chief topics dealt with can be listed under the following headings: (1) the person and significance of Jesus; (2) the polarity of law and gospel, works and faith, human
Discussions, Professor Rothschild finds in the five Jewish thinkers represented in this volume and the five Christian theologians who wrote the individual introductory essays evidence of a new relationship which he characterizes by the term "mutuality." Each of the five Jewish thinkers represents a particular Jewish outlook and each is concerned with what he believes to be the essential nature of Christianity as it appears to him from his historically and existentially
Found their way into their published works. The volume concludes with an extensive bibliography by and about the thinkers presented, particularly with regard to their views on Christianity
In his general introduction Fritz Rothschild quotes these memorable lines of the young Heinrich Heine: Have we not endured each other / As true brothers through the ages? / You endured that I kept breathing, / I endured your manic rages. For centuries Jews as a minority in a Christian world have rarely, if ever, voiced their negative views of Christianity without first considering the consequences. Still, despite the long history of so many one-sided debates and
Righteousness and divine grace; (3) the place of the Hebrew Bible in Christianity; and (4) the role of the church as the New Israel vis-a-vis the Jews as the Old Israel "according to the flesh." While the selections in this volume are for the most part "forthright statements by forthright men," Professor Rothschild offers a fascinating glimpse in his introduction of some of the private reservations of some of these Jewish thinkers, and even blunt criticisms, that never
Analysis Christianity and other religions Judaism
Judaism 20th century
Judaism Relations Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Notes English
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Judaism -- 20th century.
Author Rothschild, Fritz A.
LC no. 90001670
ISBN 0824509374