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After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Richard Harries


The evil of the holocaust demands a radical rethink of the traditional Christian understanding of Judaism. This is because the anti‐Judaism of the Christian Church prepared the way for the holocaust. This rethink includes looking at theological responses to the holocaust and examining which, if any, are adequate. It also means looking at issues of suffering and forgiveness in both Judaism and Christianity. On examination, the approach of the two religions is not as far apart as is sometimes suggested. The basic covenant is not with either Judaism or Christianity but with humanity. These, like ... More

Keywords: anti‐Judaism, conversion, covenant, forgiveness, holocaust, Israel, Jerusalem, Jesus, suffering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263134
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199263132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Harries, author
Bishop of Oxford
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