With its moderate tone and broad scope, this book is a valuable and accessible contribution to a contentious topic and should be of interest to Catholics and others concerned with religious attitudes toward the land of Israel.
The two authors write as scholars of the Bible unconcerned to frame arguments over modern Israel and Palestine but hoping that their factual presentation may contribute to the near silent dialogue on peace in the Land.
This book will help Catholics have a more informed understanding of the issues at stake in the struggle of Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews over the land that both consider their rightful home.
About the Author
Alain Marchadour, A.A., is former Dean and Professor of Scripture at L'Institute Catholique de Toulouse, and now superior of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous exegetical studies, particularly on the Gospel of John.
David Neuhaus, S.J., is Professor of Scripture at the Catholic Seminary of the Holy Land and at Bethlehem University. He is active in Jewish-Catholic dialogue and the struggle forpeace and justice in Israel and Palestine.
Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J., former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, spent over twenty years as the Archbishop of Milan. His numerous works include Praying as Jesus Taught Us: Meditations on Our Father and on the Body.