The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson (Hardcover)

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The topic of the election of Israel is one of the most controversial and difficult subjects in the entire Bible. Modern readers wonder why God would favor one specific people and why Israel in particular was chosen. One of the most important and t...

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Gary A. Anderson is Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Joel S. Kaminsky is a professor of religion at Smith College.
Contributors: Gary A. Anderson, Leora Batnitzky, Richard J. Clifford, S.J., W. Randall Garr, Greg Schmidt Goering, Matthias Henze, Marc Hirshman, Joel S. Kaminsky, James Kugel, Kevin Madigan, Bruce D. Marshall, R. W. L. Moberly, Mark Reasoner, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Brooks Schramm.
The topic of the election of Israel is one of the most controversial and difficult subjects in the entire Bible. Modern readers wonder why God would favor one specific people and why Israel in particular was chosen. One of the most important and theologically incisive voices on this topic has been that of Jon D. Levenson. His careful, wide-ranging scholarship on the Hebrew Bible and its theological reuse in later Judaic and Christian sources has influenced a generation of Jewish and Christian thinkers.
This focused volume seeks to bring to a wide audience the ongoing rich theological dialogue on the election of Israel. Writing from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the authors—Jews, Catholics, and Protestants—contribute thought-provoking essays spanning fields including the Hebrew Bible, apocryphal and pseudepigraphic literature, New Testament, rabbinics, the history of Christian exegesis, and modern theology. The resulting book not only engages the lifelong work of Jon D. Levenson but also sheds new light on a topic of great import to Judaism and Christianity and to the ongoing dialogue between these faith traditions.
“This volume is an excellent contribution to a crucial question of both ancient and contemporary importance. The essayists give a whole range of ways to consider Jewish election both in its historical and conceptual incarnations. The complexity and richness that emerges from this range is a major strength of the collection and one that is without parallel.” —C. Kavin Rowe, Duke Divinity School

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ISBN 9780268020439
Genre RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
Format Hardcover
Pages 390
Publisher Date 2013-10-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of Notre Dame Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson
Series Name Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity
Series Volume Number 19
Audience College/higher education

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