Variations on the Messianic Theme

Variations on the Messianic Theme

A Case Study of Interfaith Dialogue

eBook - 2009
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Academic Studies Press
Over fifty years after the Holocaust, Marion Wyse explores interfaith dialogue between the Jewish and Christian communities and attempts to evaluate what goals these communities have reached and where they now stand. While many painful issues have been addressed and Jews and Christians in dialogue have achieved a solid respect for each other, the basic disagreement over the Christian designation of Jesus as the Jewish messiah still stands. Theologians have suggested varying approaches but none convince both parties. This work employs William James’ radical empirical method to show that the original Jewish messianic concept, the Christian shift, and the Jewish repudiation of the shift, can each be seen as valid faith variants.

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Canadian scholar and international business traveler Wyse argues that Christians and Jews can learn to approach the divisive messiah issue fruitfully and positively to advance mutual understanding. She considers the Jewish-Christian dialogue, exploring some christological paths, examining the radical empirical methods, and mapping some variations on the messianic theme. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781618110633
Characteristics: 1 online resource (263 pages)


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