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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Marilyn J. Salmon is Associate Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Her doctorate in New Testament is from Hebrew Union College. An Episcopal priest, she has focused her work on Jewish-Christian relations as well as the Gospels.