“Shalom, Shalom, Shalom Israel!” Jews and Judaism in Helmut Gollwitzer’s Life and Theology

  • W. Travis McMaken
Keywords: Helmut Gollwitzer, Jewish-Christian dialogue, Israel, Confessing Church

Abstract

This essay examines the place of Israel in the life and thought of Helmut Gollwitzer, an important German theologian of the mid-twentieth century. It examines his experiences with the Confessing Church struggle against the Nazi Reich, his solidarity with the Jewish people in the wake of the November 1938 pogrom, and his leadership in Jewish-Christian dialogue after the conclusion of the second world war. The essay ends with suggestions from Gollwitzer's example for Christians who engage in Jewish-Christian dialogue today.
Published
2015-04-09
How to Cite
McMaken, W. T. (2015). “Shalom, Shalom, Shalom Israel!” Jews and Judaism in Helmut Gollwitzer’s Life and Theology. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.6017/scjr.v10i1.8657
Section
Peer-Reviewed Articles