In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.… (more)
In contrast to the proclamation heard so often today that "I am saved," Paul tends to put the idea of salvation in the future. Jesus justifies and sanctifies (in the present), but one is saved in the future.
Anti-Judaism is usually defined as a theological position rather than an essentialist or racialist one: it is the rejection of specific Jewish teachings and practices and/or of Judaism as a "way of life" or means of salvation.
To engage in interfaith conversation means to understand that what is dogma to one participant is danger to another, that what is profound may also be painful.
And as long as the churches refuse to acknowledge their own involvement in a text and a history marked by violence as well as peace, no religion is safe.
And if the church and synagogue both could recognize their connection to Jesus, a Jewish prophet who spoke to Jews, perhaps we'd be in a better place for understanding.