Ted A. Smith

Ted A. Smith teaches at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. His most recent book is Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics (Stanford University Press).

Old habits die hard. Despite numerous attempts by mainline Protestant denominations to promote historically informed studies of Judaism, repudiate supersessionist theologies and engage in conversations wth Jews, the old habit of bearing false witness against Jewish neighbors lives on. In recent years this practice has thrived especially in mainline Protestant statements on the Middle East.
June 29, 2010