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The Future of Post-Shoah Christology: Three Challenges and Three Hopes

Version 1 : Received: 27 April 2021 / Approved: 10 May 2021 / Online: 10 May 2021 (09:50:57 CEST)

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Admirand, P. The Future of Post-Shoah Christology: Three Challenges and Three Hopes. Religions 2021, 12, 407. Admirand, P. The Future of Post-Shoah Christology: Three Challenges and Three Hopes. Religions 2021, 12, 407.

Journal reference: Religions 2021, 12, 407
DOI: 10.3390/rel12060407

Abstract

Post-Shoah Christology is embedded in the unique relationship of Jews and Christians, especially Jesus’ Jewishness and the Jewish roots of Christianity, as well as Christian moral failures towards Jews before and during the Shoah. Essential for contemporary Christianity, a vibrant post-Shoah Christology confronts three main challenges, each demanding a different response. The first challenge is the reality that soon there will be no more first-generation witnesses to the Final Solution. Such is an inevitable challenge that has to be faced and prepared for. Religious pluralism is the second challenge, and includes a number of related threads, yet should ultimately be embraced. The third challenge is the (inevitable?) loss of memory, passion, and urgency, a willful forgetfulness by Christians towards the importance of the Jewish-Christian relationship, and especially, Christian failure in the Shoah. This challenge demands robust refutation and ongoing struggle. Before addressing these challenges, I will first further define and highlight the need for a post-Shoah Christology and will conclude this article with three general and three concrete hopes for a viable post-Shoah Christology.

Subject Areas

Shoah, Christology, post-Shoah Christology, religious pluralism, witness, genocide

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