Transforming Relations:  Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer

Title

Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer

Role

Editor: Franklin T. Harkins

Contributing author: Angela Kim Harkins

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Description/Summary

Angela Kim Harkins is a contributing author, "Biblical and Historical Perspectives on ‘the People of God’.” Pages 319-339.

Book description: Transforming Relations is a collection of original essays on the history of Jews and Christians in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the modern era that honors the influential work of Michael A. Signer (1945-2009). Reflecting the breadth of Signer’s research and pedagogical interests, the essays treat various aspects of the Jewish-Christian relationship through the centuries, from the divine law in antiquity to philosemitism in contemporary Christianity, from scriptural interpretation in the twelfth century to Christian Hebraism in the fifteenth, and from the presentation of Christianity in the Talmud and Midrashim to modern Christian understandings of Judaism. The essays are unified in their emphases on two principles that pervade Signer’s own scholarly work: that the sacred texts shared by Jews and Christians serve simultaneously as a point of convergence and divergence for the two religious communities, and that modern practitioners of Judaism and Christianity must recognize and appreciate the other as part of a living tradition.

ISBN

9780268030902

Publication Date

2010

Publication Information

Harkins, Angela Kim (2010).“Biblical and Historical Perspectives on ‘the People of God’.” Pages 319-339. IN Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer. Edited by Franklin T. Harkins. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.