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For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity (review)

For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity (review) For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity, by Irving Greenberg. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2004. 274 pp. $20.00. Irving Greenberg has been one of the most thoughtful and creative contributors to the Jewish-Christian conversation begun in the wake of the II Vatican Council's groundbreaking statement on the church's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people some forty years ago. He has deeply influenced the thinking of many Christians in the dialogue with Jews, myself included, on theological perceptions of the church-Jewish people relationship, on the Holocaust, on understanding God today, and on ethical issues such as the use of power in our complex global world. Even when in disagreement with Greenberg in some areas such as the use of power, his perspectives have provided a constructive challenge for development of our own ideas. Because of his central stature in the contemporary Christian-Jewish encounter it is especially valuable to have his disparate major essays (seven in number) published in a wide variety of journals in a single volume. While Greenberg himself has changed or modified some of the views presented in earlier essays, it is useful to witness the progression of his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity (review)

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For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity, by Irving Greenberg. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2004. 274 pp. $20.00. Irving Greenberg has been one of the most thoughtful and creative contributors to the Jewish-Christian conversation begun in the wake of the II Vatican Council's groundbreaking statement on the church's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people some forty years ago. He has deeply influenced the thinking of many Christians in the dialogue with Jews, myself included, on theological perceptions of the church-Jewish people relationship, on the Holocaust, on understanding God today, and on ethical issues such as the use of power in our complex global world. Even when in disagreement with Greenberg in some areas such as the use of power, his perspectives have provided a constructive challenge for development of our own ideas. Because of his central stature in the contemporary Christian-Jewish encounter it is especially valuable to have his disparate major essays (seven in number) published in a wide variety of journals in a single volume. While Greenberg himself has changed or modified some of the views presented in earlier essays, it is useful to witness the progression of his

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Jul 12, 2006

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