Thursday, March 3, 2011

News Roundup: The Pope and Judaism

Now we must ask: Who exactly were Jesus' accusers? Who insisted that he be condemned to death? We must take note of the different answers that the Gospels give to this question. According to John it was simply "the Jews". But John's use of this expression does not in any way indicate — as the modern reader might suppose — the people of Israel in general, even less is it "racist" in character.

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Pope Benedict's words on who was guilty for Jesus' death have caused a stir worldwide. Here's a partial listing of news outlets that have covered this story and links to their coverage:

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