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Essays on Judaism, Christianity, and the Future of Religious Life
Revolutionary Forgiveness is a startling series of essays challenging the prevailing sensibilities of both Jews and Christians. In the call for accountability and commitment, Ellis asks whether the current boundaries that Jews and Christians claim continue to provide the foundations for faith and the embrace of the covenant.
INTRODUCTION PART I. A JEW AMONG CHRISTIANS
1. On the Letters of Thomas Merton and Resmary Ruether
2. Meeting Daniel Berrigan
3. Living with Dorothy Day and the Poor
4. Among the Jesuits
5. An Invitation from the Maryknoll Missionaries
6. Encountering Liberation Theology and Martyrdom
7. In the Mission Fields of Latin America
8. Travels to Africa and Asia
9. Honoring Gustavo Gutierrez
PART II. ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
10. On the future of Judaism and Zionism: A Meditation for Those Who Come After the Holocaust and Israel
11. On the Future of Christianity: Reflections on the Burden of Victory and the Dissolution of Empire
12. Spirituality and Politics in the New Diaspora
13. Speaking of god and the Covenant in the Twenty-First Century
PART III. THE FUTURE OF ECUMENICAL RELIGIOSITY
14. Thinking and Writing the Holocaust in an Age of Jewish Empowerment
15. Edward Said and the Future of the Jewish People
16. Dorothy Day, the Jews, and the Future of Ecumenical Religiosity
17. Questioning Conversion: Gillian Rose, George Steiner, and Chrisitanity
18. "Other Teachers, Other Paths": Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and the Future of Jewish Life
19. On Revolutionary Forgiveness: Practicing the Covenant in a Time of Colonization and Evangelization
20. Toward a Pophetic Memory of the Holocaust: A Meditation on We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah
21. On Worship and Proclamation: Piecing Together a Jewish Life after the Holocaust
EPILOGUE: I Am/Not a Rabbi! A Meditation on Jewish Leadership in a Time of Crisis
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--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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MARC H. ELLIS was appointed to the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church State Studies at Baylor University in 1998, and was designated in 1999 as both University Professor of American and Jewish Studies and Director of the Center for American and Jewish Studies. He holds an M.A. in American Studies from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Intellectual and Religious Studies from Marquette University. Dr. Ellis is distinguished for his specialization in the areas of Jewish, Christian, and Third World liberation theology, Holocaust and Post-Holocaust theology, and Twentieth- Century Jewish-Christian theology, thought, and dialogue.