The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You by Alain MarchadourThe Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You by Alain Marchadour

The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show You

byAlain Marchadour, David NeuhausForeword byCardinal Carlo Maria Martini

Paperback | June 3, 2010

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This unique book offers a Catholic view of the Holy Land in the debate that rages among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Alain Marchadour and David Neuhaus, two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem, clearly analyze the Promised Land-as concept, history, and contested terrain-in Catholic teaching and doctrine. They offer an analytical reading of the entire Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) with reference to the idea of the Land promised by God. They explore early and medieval attitudes, especially with regard to the Holy Places and the Jewish people. Moving carefully to the present day, they focus on anti-Semitism, the tragedy ofthe Shoah, Western colonialism in the Middle East, the creation of the State of Israel, and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem as they examine Catholic reactions to the tumultuous events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the renewal of Catholic thought in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. Studying the most recent Church documents, Marchadour and Neuhaus confront the ongoing struggle for peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East. This illuminating book is an essential tool for all those struggling to understand the links between the Bible, the Church, and contemporary Middle Eastern realities, especially in Israel and Palestine.
Alain Marchadour, A.A., is former Dean and Professor of Scripture at L'Institute Catholique de Toulouse, and now superior of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous exegetical studies, particularly on the Gospel of John. David Neuhaus, S.J., is Professor of Scripture at the Catholic Seminary of the Holy Lan...
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Title:The Land, the Bible, and History: Toward the Land That I Will Show YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.07 inPublished:June 3, 2010Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823226603

ISBN - 13:9780823226603

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Table of Contents

List of Framed TextsCarlo Maria Cardinal Martini: ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Interpreting the Land in the Bible1. The Land in the Old Testament2. The Land in the New TestamentPart II: The Land in Christian Tradition3. Visiting the Land4. A Christian Reading of the Land until Vatican II5. Shaking Up a Familiar LandscapePart III: The Land in the Contemporary Documents of the Catholic Church6. Traditional Christian Attachment to the Land7. The Interpretation of the Bible8. Interreligious Dialogue9. Peace and JusticeConclusion - Holy Lands: Yesterday and TodayAppendix: Redemptionis anno: Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (April 20, 1984)NotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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"Examines the concept of the Promised Land in Roman Catholic thought, from medieval times to today's discussions of Middle East tensions."