The Protestant-Jewish Conundrum: Studies in Contemporary Jewry Volume XXIV

Hardcover | August 26, 2010

EditorJonathan Frankel, Ezra Mendelsohn

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Volume XXIV of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry explores the question of relations between Jews and Protestants in modern times. One of the four major branches of Christianity, Protestantism is perhaps the most difficult to write about; it has innumerable sects andchurches within it, from the loosely organized Religious Society of Friends to the conservative Evangelicals of the Bible Belt. Different strands of Protestantism hold vastly different views on theology, social problems, and politics. These views play out in differing attitudes and relationshipsbetween mainstream Protestant churches and Jews, Judaism, and the State of Israel. In this volume, established scholars from multiple disciplines and various countries delve into these essential questions of the "Protestant-Jewish conundrum." The discussion begins with a trenchant analysis of thehistorical framework in which Protestant ideas towards Jews and Judaism were formed. Contributors delve into diverse topics including the attitudes of the Evangelical movement toward Jews and Israel; Protestant reactions to Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ."; German-Protestantbehavior during and after Nazi era; and mainstream Protestant attitudes towards Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict.. Taken as a whole, this compendium presents discussions and questions central to the ongoing development of Jewish-Protestant relations. Studies in Contemporary Jewry seeks to provide its readers with up-to-date and accessible scholarship on questions of interest in the general field of modern Jewish studies. Studies in Contemporary Jewry presents new approaches to the scholarly work of the latest generation of researchers workingon Jewish history, sociology, demography, political science, and culture.

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Volume XXIV of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry explores the question of relations between Jews and Protestants in modern times. One of the four major branches of Christianity, Protestantism is perhaps the most difficult to write about; it has innumerable sects andchurches within it, from the loosely organized Rel...

The Studies in Contemporary Jewry series is edited by Jonathan Frankel, Eli Lederhendler, Peter Y. Medding, and Ezra Mendelsohn, who teach Jewish history, society, and politics at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Symposium: The Protestant-Jewish ConundrumEzra Mendelsohn: Introduction: Volume 24, Jonathan Frankel, and the Future of Studies in Contemporary JewryYaakov Ariel: The One and the Many: Unity and Diversity in Protestant Attitudes toward the JewsSusannah Heschel: Confronting the Past: Post-1945 German Protestant Theology and the Fate of the JewsPeter A. Pettit: The Passion of the Christ and Its Ramifications with Reference to the Protestant Churches and Christian-Jewish RelationsHaim Genizi: The Attitude of the World Council of Churches (WCC) toward the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictChristopher M. Leighton: The Presbyterian-Jewish ImpasseMark Silk: The Protestant Problem(s) of American JewryTimothy P. Weber: American Evangelicals and Israel: A Complicated AllianceMotti Inbari: A "Universal Temple"? Jewish-Christian Collaboration in Plans to Reestablish the Holy Temple in JerusalemDaniel Mahla: Essay: Between Socialism and Jewish Tradition: Bundist Holiday Culture in Interwar PolandReview EssaysRoger Kohn: The Second Edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica: "Snapshot" or "Lasting Monument"?Dan Avnon: Is There a "Jewish" Morality? Amalek as a TouchstoneBook Reviews