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Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation: Foreword by Desmond Tutu and Gustavo Gutierrez
Turmoil still grips the Middle East and fear now paralyzes post-9/11 America. The comforts and challenges of this book thus remain as relevant as when first published in 1987. But with the addition of further reflections on the future of Judaism and Israel written during the 1990s, Ellis has surely shown that the ideas he advocates still address a fundamental problem of ju ...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Baylor University Press
(first published 1987)
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This book was excellent. It became a little slow in the middle, and I felt the author relied too heavily on extended quotes. It is certainly "toward" a Jewish The*logy of Liberation as it certainly makes no systematic attempt to establish one, precisely. I found his exploration of Holocaust interpretations fascinating, and I absolutely loved his conviction to maintaining strong ties between all types of Jews and Christians for the sake of creating a better world. I really appreciated how he call ...more
I enjoyed learning more about the Israel situation and getting another perspective on how to possibly make it better. There was still a lot that I did not quite understand because of my lack of experience and knowledge in the Holy Land. I am amazed how three of the major religions all have such strong ties to the city of Jerusalem. I hope to learn more...