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This unique book offers a Catholic view of the Holy Land in the debate that rages among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Alain Marchadour and David Neuhaus, two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem, clearly analyze the Promised Land-as concept, history, and contested terrain-in Catholic teaching and doctrine. They offer an analytical reading of the entire Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) with reference to the idea of the Land promised by God. They explore early and medieval attitudes, especially with regard to the Holy Places and the Jewish people. Moving carefully to the present day, they focus on anti-Semitism, the tragedy ofthe Shoah, Western colonialism in the Middle East, the creation of the State of Israel, and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem as they examine Catholic reactions to the tumultuous events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the renewal of Catholic thought in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. Studying the most recent Church documents, Marchadour and Neuhaus confront the ongoing struggle for peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East. This illuminating book is an essential tool for all those struggling to understand the links between the Bible, the Church, and contemporary Middle Eastern realities, especially in Israel and Palestine.
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Library Journal - 02/01/2007 page 76
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Studio: Fordham University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.46" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Fordham University Press
ISBN 082322659X ISBN13 9780823226597
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More About Alain Marchadour, David Neuhaus & Carlo Cardinal Martini
Alain Marchadour, A.A., is former Dean and Professor of Scripture at L'Institute Catholique de Toulouse, and now superior of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous exegetical studies, particularly on the Gospel of John. David Neuhaus, S.J., is Professor of Scripture at the Catholic Seminary of the Holy Land and at Bethlehem University. He is active in Jewish-Catholic dialogue and the struggle forpeace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J., former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, spent over twenty years as the Archbishop of Milan. His numerous works include Praying as Jesus Taught Us: Meditations on Our Father and on the Body.
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Thought Provoking Jul 5, 2007
This book deals with the importance of the Holy Land to different religious and political groups from a Christian perspective (Catholic). It deals with the topics in a very thought-provoking way, juxtaposing the Kingship of God vs. the man-kings that the ancient Jews desired and the importance of the ancient temple(s).
A good read.
A fine pick for any spirituality holding May 12, 2007
A Catholic view of the Holy Land is presented in this scholarly study The Land, the Bible, and History, which comes from two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem who analyze the Holy Land both as a concept and as a piece of political and social history. In blending a through analytical reading of the Christian Bible and referencing the Land promised by God and the evolution of local attitudes towards it, THE LAND, THE BIBLE, AND HISTORY provides some important points on Catholic thinking both past and present, making for a fine pick for any spirituality holding, especially those strong in Catholic sentiments.