Christology and Antisemitism
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Christology and Antisemitism book
Rosemary Ruether's work has virtually driven the scholarly debate on whether Christianity in its very essence is antisemitic, by portraying antisemitism as the left hand of Christology. In essence, the existence of antisemitism seemed to have no impact on the message of Christianity because earlier theologians found the prejudice acceptable and justified. In the context of pluralism, a growing number of Protestant and Catholic theologians clearly have begun seeking ways for envisioning the linkage between Jews and Christians by modifying in a more positive fashion the classical Christian claims that end with fulfillment in and through the Christ-event. Facing the fact of historical pluralism, Logos-Christology may be a fruitful way for Christians to affirm the religious validity of others. Some Christologies of continuity perceive Judaism and Christianity as participants in a dual covenant because of their shared biblical roots. A pluralism of Christologies seems to exist within the Christian Testament as well as in postapostolic times.