This book evaluates John Calvin's teaching and contribution towards a modern theology on the Jews in light of the Holocaust and the Jewish-Christian dialogue. It examines the historical treatment of the Jews up to the Reformation and inquires into Calvin's teachings on those subjects specifically related to Judaism: the Hebrew Scriptures, the covenant, the law, and Romans 9-11. The author explores the reformer's three basic criticisms of Jews and evaluates Calvin's contribution towards a comprehensive teaching on Jews. Six proposals are made for a revised Christian understanding of Jewish-Christian relations.
The Author: Jack Hughes Robinson received his B.A. from Hendrix College, his M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University. As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has pastored churches in Hammond, Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri, and Lexington, Kentucky. He has also written sermons and articles published widely in journals.
Jack Hughes Robinson
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
American University Studies, Series 7: Theology & Religion