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By Edward Kessler, Neil Wenborn

This reference is a pioneering paintings which explores and defines the various components which characterise the historical and ongoing courting among the 2 traditions. From Aaron to Zionism, the editors have introduced jointly over seven-hundred entries--including occasions, associations, activities, humans, areas and publications--contributed by means of greater than a hundred the world over well known students. The Dictionary, compiled below the auspices of the Cambridge-based Centre for the learn of Jewish-Christian family, deals a spotlight for the learn and figuring out of Jewish-Christian family across the world, either inside and among Judaism and Christianity.

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From Aaron to Zionism, it consists of entries on theological, historical and cultural topics – including events, institutions, movements, people, places, publications and theology – contributed by more than a hundred scholars worldwide. As we explain in the Preface (see page xiiixiii), the selection and treatment of every entry has been rigorously tested against the criterion of its significance to the Jewish–Christian encounter. However, while we have tried to ensure that the length of each entry corresponds broadly to the importance to the encounter of the subject of that entry, the very interconnectedness of the entries has led us to remain flexible in our judgement of the internal balance.

MERKLE Aggadah see midrash Agobard (779−840) Archbishop of Lyons, author of several letters criticising the integrationist policy toward Jews of Carolingian Emperor Louis the Pious (778−840) and – with other colleagues – a treatise On Jewish Superstitions and Errors. Agobard accused Jews of flaunting their success and reviling Christianity, and called for the enforcement of earlier legislation that consigned them to a status of clear subservience. He was especially scandalised by reports that Christians turned to Jews for blessings over their crops and preferred Jewish preachers to their own.

The dichotomy between the followers of Jesus and those who reject him is reflected in the image of Abraham in the Gospel of John. Some of ‘the Jews’ (see hoi Ioudaioi) argue that their ancestor Abraham assures them freedom from sin; however, the Gospel asserts that unbelieving Jews are plotting to kill Jesus. This is not God’s work, and they are children of Satan. 39–58). Paul’s assessment of Abraham has been a significant point of contention in Jewish–Christian relations. In the letters to the Galatians and Romans, he puts Gen.

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