Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Sep 8, 1996 - Religion - 294 pages
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Since the Nazi holocaust took the lives of a third of the Jewish people of the world, the Christian Church has been engaged in a self-examination of its own historical role in the creation of anti-semitism. In this major contribution to that search, theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether explores the roots of anti-semitism from new perspectives.
 

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Contents

Gregory Baum
1
Chapter I
23
Prophetic and Messianic Tensions
40
The Pharisaic Reaction to Hellenistic and Sectarian
53
The Philosophizing of AntiJudaism
95
Chapter 3
117
The Rejection of the Jews and
123
The Inferiority and Spiritual Fulfillment
149
Theological Polemic and JewishChristian
165
Chapter 4
183
The Jews in Byzantium and the West from
195
THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE
226
The Schism of Letter and Spirit
239
Education for a New Relationship
257
Index
287
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Rosemary Radford Ruether is Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology at the Pacific School of Religion. She taught previously at Garrett Theological Seminary and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her research and teaching interests include justice issues, particularly in Palestine and Latin America, women and social justice in theological history, ecofeminist theology, Latin American liberation theology, feminist theology in North America, and feminist theologians from the 2nd/3rd World. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Scripps College (1958), an M.A. in Ancient History (1960) and a Ph.D. in Classics and Patristics (1965) from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. She holds eleven honorary doctorates, the most recent from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1994). She is the author or editor of thirty-two books. Among these are 'Sexism and God-talk: Toward a Feminist Theology' (1983, 1993); 'Woman-Church: Theology and Practice of Feminist Liturgical Communities' (1986); 'Contemporary Catholicism: Crises and Challenges' (1987); 'The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict' (1989); 'Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing' (1992); 'Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Feminism, Religion and Ecology' (1996), and 'Gender and Redemption: A Theological History' (1997). Dr. Ruether is also a contributor to 105 book symposia and writes regularly for such journals as 'The National Catholic Reporter' and 'Sojourners'. She is a board member of the Friends of Sabeel (Jerusalem and Ann Arbor, Michigan) and Catholics for a Free Choice (Washington, D.C.).

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