Preaching Without Contempt: Overcoming Unintended Anti-Judaism

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Fortress Press, 2006 - Religion - 183 pages
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Marilyn Salmon's persuasive and practical work helps preachers to identify the ways that Christian preachers perpetuate the long tradition of Christian anti-Judaism. She situates the Gospels precisely as Jewish literature then addresses specific thorny issues that arise in preaching: supersessionism; portrayals of the Law; the Pharisees; the relationship between the Testaments; preaching the Passion; and misrepresentations of Judaism. Using examples from many sermons, she shows how to avoid the pitfalls of misportraying the people of Jesus.
 

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Contents

The Gospels as Jewish Literature
17
Supersessionism
37
The Pharisees and the Law
75
The Gospel of John
109
The Passion Narrative
131
Conclusion
157
Notes
161
Index of Ancient Sources
181
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Marily Salmon is Associate Professor of New Testament Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

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