The Chosen : The History of an Idea, the Anatomy of an Obsession Hardback
by Avi Beker
The Chosen explores Judaism s key defining concept and inquires why it remains the central unspoken and explosive psychological, historical, and theological problem at the heart of Jewish-Gentile relations.
Crisscrossing the twin cultural and theological divides between Judaism, Christendom, and Islam, The Chosen explains how the Jews, of all people, have come to represent at once the epitome of both the good and the odious.
Beker covers not only the great stories of how the Jews came to be chosen and the Christian, Muslim, and Nazi efforts to appropriate the title, but also the key role "chosenness" plays in contemporary anti-Semitism and in the current Middle East conflict over the Land of Israel and the chosen city of Jerusalem.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, XII, 240 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/07/2008
- Category: History of religion
- ISBN: 9780230600485