The writers of the New Testament were largely Jewish and laying the blame for the Holocaust at their feet would be absurd. However, the later cultural origins of anti-semitism means that reading the New Testament after the event calls for a new ethics of interpretation. These essays address this grave issue in detail,
Tod Linafelt is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Georgetown University. He is the author of Surviving Lamentations (2000).
"These high-caliber essays provide much food for thought and may break new ground for a post-Holocaust hermeneutics." -- Shabbat Shalom
"This provocative collection of essays follows the lead of its subtitle...the reader who works through these essays will clearly benefit from the urgent and serious way their authors have raised the issue." -- The Bible Today May/June 2003
"[An] excellent set of seventeen essays...I highly recommend this book as required reading for all in the field of Christian Testament studies, to help us begin to set the data and the questions right and to help us interrogate courageously the texts and our own interpretations for any trace of the 'the teaching of contempt' and of the avoidance of the big questions raised here." -- Journal of Biblical Literature