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Wipf & Stock Topics in Jewish Studies (3 vols.)

by Power, Owen, Vincent, Alana, Burnett, Carole Monica

Wipf & Stock 2013

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Gathering Interest
Wipf & Stock Topics in Jewish Studies (3 vols.)
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Overview

The Wipf & Stock Topics in Jewish Studies collection presents three volumes providing thought-provoking analysis into identity, memory, and Zionism. In Hugh Schonfield: A Case Study of Complex Jewish Identities, author Owen Power provides a study of Bible scholar Hugh Schonfield and explores the complexity of Messianic Jewish identity. In Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative, and Liturgy, Alana Vincent traces the intersections between past and present, memory and identity, religion and nationality. Zionism through Christian Lenses: Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land shares multiple Christian perspectives about the ongoing conflict in Israel and the relationship between Zionism and Christianity. These volumes provide detailed, multidimensional studies on complex and often controversial issues.

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Key Features

  • Three works about Messianic Jewish identity, memory, and the relationship of Zionism to Christianity
  • Detailed studies of complex topics
  • Multifaceted discussions of current issues

Individual Titles

Hugh Schonfield: A Case Study of Complex Jewish Identities

  • Author: Owen Power
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock 
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 138

Owen Power offers the first full-length intellectual history of the thinker Hugh Schonfield (1901–1988), contextualizing Schonfield and his work in the spheres of Jewish ideology and Messianic Jewish politics as a means to explain the complicated nature of Messianic Jewish identity.

From his selective reading of Scripture, Schonfield fashioned an ideal for universal peace. He proclaimed a form of democratized messianism, modeling a solely human, Jewish Jesus for the formation of a worldwide servant nation. Schonfield’s own strong individualism undermines all attempts at fitting him into any neat group category—indeed, as Power valuably shows, it challenges the very categories of identity themselves.

—George J. Brooke, professor of biblical criticism and exegesis, University of Manchester

Hugh Schonfield was politically engaged with the institutional world of Hebrew Christianity and Messianic Judaism, and he was a well-known broadcaster and popularizer. Owen Power’s study of these various aspects of Schonfield’s life and thought sheds much light on this idiosyncratic and fiercely independent thinker, and makes some important suggestions for understanding the complexities of modern messianic identity.

—Daniel R. Langton, professor of the history of Jewish-Christian relations, University of Manchester

Owen Power (MA, MPhil) studied at the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester.

Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative, and Liturgy

  • Author: Alana Vincent
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock 
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 208

The twentieth century was marked by significant events of violence, resulting in widespread trauma. This book demonstrates not only the ways in which the wars of the twentieth century have altered theological engagement and religious practice, but also the degree to which religious ways of thinking have shaped the way we construct historical narratives. Drawing on diverse sources—from the Hebrew Bible to Commonwealth War Graves, from Greek tragedy to post-Holocaust theology—Alana Vincent probes the intersections between past and present, memory and identity, religion and nationality. The result is a book that defies categorization and offers no easy answers, but instead pursues an agenda of theological realism, holding out continued hope for the restoration of the world.

Widely relevant, this compelling and thoughtful book explores the complex phenomenon of remembrance. Combining aesthetical, literary, and theological analyses, Alana Vincent offers a highly original and important contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field that investigates how politics of memory and uses of history shape the relation to the past.

—Jayne Svenungsson, associate professor of systematic theology, Stockholm School of Theology

In this rich and well-researched book, Alana Vincent [asks] us to join her on a fascinating odyssey in the unruly sea of cultural memory, where we are constantly tossing on waves, alternating between ‘remembering’ and ‘forgetting’: to remember for fear that we forget, and to forget lest we remember.

—Jesper Svartvik, professor of theology of religions, Lund University and the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem

Alana Vincent is lecturer in Jewish studies and academic advisor to partnerships at the University of Chester.

Zionism through Christian Lenses: Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land

  • Editor: Carole Monica Burnett
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock 
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 228

Dear to the hearts of many Christians is the land of the Bible, which today is convulsed by strife. Contradictory claims about the past, present, and future of this land can be bewildering. The essays in this volume invite Christians of every denomination to share in perspectives that are solidly grounded in Scripture and tradition, yet serve as alternatives to the currently prevailing approaches. Through reading Zionism through Christian Lenses, one can join the discussion about the ramifications of today’s ongoing crisis, ancient Israel’s Covenant, and the post-Reformation experiences of various branches of Christianity.

Zionism is a topic on which there is much confusion among Christians. Many Christians have the impression they should be pro-Zionist in order to overcome Christian anti-Semitism and give appropriate support to the State of Israel. How Zionism is related to the Christian tradition is poorly understood. Carole Monica Burnett has filled an important lacuna with Zionism through Christian Lenses, covering topics such as Zionism in Scripture, in ancient and modern Christianity, and in Catholic social teaching.

Rosemary Radford Ruether, professor of church history, Claremont School of Theology and Graduate University

Carole Monica Burnett is the editor of the Fathers of the Church series as well as the Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation, both published by the Catholic University of America Press, and also teaches Latin and New Testament Greek as an adjunct faculty member at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. She holds both a MTS degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and PhD in early Christian studies from the Catholic University of America.

Product Details

  • Title: Wipf & Stock Topics in Jewish Studies
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock 
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 574