This work finds the roots of modern anti-Semitism in Christianity itself. The followers of Christ believed themselves to the true heirs of the covenant with God that the Jews had rejected. Even their scriptures - the New Testament - express a deep distrust of the tradition into which Christ himself was born. As the centuries unfold in a grim and unrelenting chronicle, the Jewish people are vilified for their role in Jesus's death. They are caricatured as a dark force seeking to undermine Christianity, whether by political or supernatural means. The book concludes with a study of anti-Semitism in post-war Europe, where the Church has at last made some attempt to repent for past sins, and to open a meaningful exchange with its Jewish brothers and sisters - a vital initiative. Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok is the author of "The Jews of Canterbury", "On Earth as it is in Heaven: Jews, Christians and Liberation Theology", "The Jewish Heritage", "Jewish Petitionary Prayer: A Theological Exploration", "Holocaust Theology", "Rabbinic Perspectives on the New Testament", "Blackwell's Dictionary of Judaica", "Issues in Contemporary Judaism" and the "Dictionary of Judaism and Christianity".
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Book Description Harpercollins Uk, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-000-04-7682007