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How are the Protestant Churches Responding 50+ Years After?

  • Alice L. Eckardt
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Abstract

In the years since the Shoah most churches of the West have been responding to that event one way or another, fortunately in an increasingly thorough-going manner. As we now read the earlier documents1 we find much to dismay us, but we also observe a slow but difficult awakening, as if God were enticing the churches onto untried paths. The last few decades show significant development in recognizing the more foundational issues to be dealt with, and much more readiness to engage in groundbreaking, even revolutionary, thinking such as the acknowledgment that Israel remains God’s people. (We will find a mixture of consequences drawn from that acknowledgment.)

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Jewish People Protestant Church Theological Seminary Christian Mission Evangelical Church 
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Notes

  1. 4.
    Van Buren, Discerning the Way (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980), pp.176–79;Google Scholar
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    Willis, ‘Auschwitz and the Nurturing of Conscience’, Religion in Life 44/4 (1975): 438.Google Scholar
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    J. Schoneveld, ‘The Jewish “No” to Jesus and the Christian “Yes” to Jews’, Quarterly Review: A Scholarly Journal for Reflection on Ministry, 4/4 (1984): 60.Google Scholar
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    Charles Obrecht, Explorations (Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies, Baltimore): 11, 1 (1997): 5.Google Scholar

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