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This unique book offers a Catholic view of the Holy Land in the debate that rages among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Alain Marchadour and David Neuhaus, two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem, clearly analyze the Promised Land—as concept, history, and contested terrain—in Catholic teaching and doctrine. They offer an analytical reading of the entire Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) with reference to the idea of the Land promised by God. They explore early and medieval attitudes, especially with regard to the Holy Places and the Jewish people. Moving carefully to the present day, they focus on anti-Semitism, the tragedy of the Shoah, Western colonialism in the Middle East, the creation of the State of Israel, and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem as they examine Catholic reactions to the tumultuous events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the renewal of Catholic thought in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright,
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Framed Texts
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J.
  3. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part I: Interpreting the Land in the Bible
  1. 1 The Land in the Old Testament
  2. pp. 9-62
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  1. 2 The Land in the New Testament
  2. pp. 63-86
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  1. Part II: The Land in Christian Tradition
  1. 3 Visiting the Land
  2. pp. 89-107
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  1. 4 A Christian Reading of the Land until Vatican II
  2. pp. 108-124
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  1. 5 Shaking Up a Familiar Landscape
  2. pp. 125-144
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  1. Part III: The Land in the Contemporary Documents of the Catholic Church
  1. 6 Traditional Christian Attachment to the Land
  2. pp. 147-150
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  1. 7 The Interpretation of the Bible
  2. pp. 151-159
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  1. 8 Interreligious Dialogue
  2. pp. 160-176
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  1. 9 Peace and Justice
  2. pp. 177-186
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  1. Conclusion—Holy Lands: Yesterday and Today
  2. pp. 187-202
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  1. Appendix: Redemptionis anno: Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (April 20, 1984)
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 209-222
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 223-226
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  1. Index
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  1. Index of Biblical Citations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823226597
MARC Record
OCLC
1111386668
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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