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Memory and History in Christianity and Judaism Hardcover – November 19, 2000


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  • Hardcover: 231 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press (November 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268034540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268034542
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,710,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
Judaism and Christianity are religious communities bound together by rituals of commemoration reaffirming to each its identity in the present through images and words from the past. During the 20th century, both Jews and Christians have engaged in a creative dialogue with historical disciplines and held conversations significantly altering their respective approaches to theological and religious language. Modernity undermined naive conjunctions between memory and ritualization, challenging the validity of memory grounded in the authority of divine revelation. In Memory And History In Christianity And Judaism, Michael Signer has gathered together an informative array of very highly recommended essays and responses by erudite and knowledgeable contributors affirming the difficulty and desirability of lining history and memory with the context of the Jewish and Christian communities.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crazy Horse on December 9, 2008
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Since the publication of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi's magisterial Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory in 1982 by the University of Washington Press (reissued in 1989), there have been additional scholarly reflections on remembrance in the scriptures, as well as a vigorous conversation among Jewish intellectuals over the role of memory in maintaining Jewish identity.

And Christian scholars have also taken an interest in remembrance in the Old and New Testaments. Signer's anthology of fifteen essays is an important reminder of the relevance of biblical concepts for faith and also a significant contribution to the conversation among and between Jews and Christians over these issues.

Interestingly enough, it is the Latter-day Saints who seem to have first had access to the "ways of remembrance" as set out in the Old Testament in Yerushalmi's book. They thereby discovered the important role of remembrance as set out in the prophetic teachings in the Book of Mormon, and also in LDS liturgy and ritual, and might wish to give this anthology some attention.
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