The Parable of the Prodigal Son and Jewish-Christian Relations: Brothers in the mirror

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Abstract

The Wirkungsgescichte of the well-known arable of the prodigal son has strong repercussions upon Jewish-Christian relations. Tertullian denies this application and identifies Christianity with he prodigal son only when coming from paganism. Augustine applies the prodigal son to Christianity, but tries to blame the eldest son although he is identified with Jews loyal to Gods law. The Jewish philosopher Rosenzweig derives from the same parable his conviction of separate tasks of Judaism (staying with the Father) and Christianity (coming to the Father).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSefer Joshua Schwartz / The Joshua Schwartz volume . A Journal for Land of Israel Studies and Archeology 12-13 (2020)
EditorsEyal Baruch, Avraham Faust
Place of PublicationRamat-Gan
PublisherFaculty of Jewish Studies Bar Ilan University
Pages115-130
Number of pages16
Volume12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameJerusalem and Eretz Israel. A Journal for Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

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