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ERIC Number: ED307180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Jewish-Christian Relations in the University Classroom.
Shermis, Michael, Ed.
Shofar, v6 n4 Sum 1988
This special issue on "Teaching Jewish-Christian Relations in the University Classroom" is meant to be a resource for those involved in Jewish studies and who teach about Jewish-Christian relations. It offers an introduction to the topics of the Jewish-Christian encounter, Israel, anti-Semitism, Christian Scriptures, the works of Elie Wiesel, and available educational resources, all in light of the Jewish-Christian dialogue in institutions of higher learning. Carl Evans presents a syllabus for a course in which students are required to converse with local clergy in order to explain the Jewish-Christian dialogue at the grass-roots level. This technique helps students develop mature ways of thinking on a personal, social, and religious level. Robert Everett and Bruce Bramlett discuss Israel's problematic existence, raising numerous points that can lead to effective classroom discussions. Alan Davies describes his course on anti-Semitism and presents several practical suggestions and instrumental techniques. John Roth offers a short biography of Elie Wiesel's life, his writings, and his paradoxes. Norman Beck provides a model of how a Christian teaches the Christian Scriptures, offering guidelines that are highly supportive of and sympathetic to the Jewish-Christian dialogue. Michael Shermis the "Guest Editor" presents an annotated list of 71 educational resources, including books, media, and educational programs, to be utilized by those involved in both the academic and the lay Jewish-Christian dialogue. Twenty-two book reviews are included in this issue, as are 21 book notes on a variety of topics. (GEA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel