Rereading Offensive Texts

By Judith Hauptman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2001

The study of Christian texts should be done in two ways. The first is to limit the offensive texts to their historical contexts, to explain them as reflecting the narrow thinking of the times, and to allow people today not to be bound by these kinds of attitudes. The second is to be able to take restrictive teachings of the past and open them up so that people today can behave in more expansive ways.

Topic: Morality, Jewish-Christian Relations, History, Feminism, Ethics, Christianity, Education, Meaning

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.31/no.579b

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hauptman, Judith. Rereading Offensive Texts. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2001: 10.


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