Reflections for

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jun 28, 2015

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; (Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or Lamentations 3:23-33; Psalm 30;) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Books

David: The Divided Heart, by David Wolpe

There is at present a stream of good and interesting books on the Hebrew Bible’s King David, written by first-rate scholars. These books variously address historical and sociological questions concerning the rise of the monarchy in ancient Israel, but they tend to find most interesting the artistic offer of the narrative presentation.

Books

The Jewish Annotated New Testament, edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler

Spring books

One of the most interesting shifts in Christian theology after the Shoah was in how the adjective Jewish was used. In the patristic era, to call someone’s work Jewish was to insult it: the work was too fleshly or legalistic. Since the Shoah, to call someone’s work Jewish is to praise it as appropriately this-worldly, concerned with the ordinary stuff of life, embodied.

 

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