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Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (review)

Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (review) hoped for more substantive responses. Still, the invitation is clear, even if is not fully realized. That task, rightfully so, is left to the reader to enact. Henry Knight Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies Keene State College, New Hampshire Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock, by Alan L. Berger and David Patterson. St. Paul: Paragon House, 2008. 317 pp. $19.95. This book is well worth recommending for an audience ranging from scholars to students to the general lay readership. Even so, I believe the value of the book will depend on making more precise what the ultimate aim of the argument of the book is. I offer some alternative readings of the text for the reader of this review to judge. First, the authors are clear in saying that this book aims to provide a specifically Jewish view of both Jewish-Christian relations and efforts over the years for a post-Holocaust Jewish Christian dialogue. A subtext to this goal appears to be that from the view of the authors (they claim no privilege to speak for Jews in general), the dialogue over the last several decades has not been very successful on two fronts. First, it has too http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (review)

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Abstract

hoped for more substantive responses. Still, the invitation is clear, even if is not fully realized. That task, rightfully so, is left to the reader to enact. Henry Knight Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies Keene State College, New Hampshire Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock, by Alan L. Berger and David Patterson. St. Paul: Paragon House, 2008. 317 pp. $19.95. This book is well worth recommending for an audience ranging from scholars to students to the general lay readership. Even so, I believe the value of the book will depend on making more precise what the ultimate aim of the argument of the book is. I offer some alternative readings of the text for the reader of this review to judge. First, the authors are clear in saying that this book aims to provide a specifically Jewish view of both Jewish-Christian relations and efforts over the years for a post-Holocaust Jewish Christian dialogue. A subtext to this goal appears to be that from the view of the authors (they claim no privilege to speak for Jews in general), the dialogue over the last several decades has not been very successful on two fronts. First, it has too

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Jun 24, 2009

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