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tha t carry multiple authorsh ip , Jewish and Christian, are C roner
and Klenicki, eds.,
Issues in the J ewish-Christian Dialogue
(cited
above);
Judaism,
27 (1978), special number on “In terfa ith at
Fifty”; Paul D. Opsahl and Marc H. Tanenbaum , eds.,
Speaking of
God Today: Jews and Lutherans in Conversation
(Fortress Press,
1974);
Sidic,
8 (1975), special number on “Jewish-Christian Rela­
tions 1965-1975,” including a most helpful chart depicting the
development o f Jewish-Christian understand ing in many coun­
tries; the extremely useful historical anthology
Disputation and
Dialogue: Readings in theJewish-Christian Encounter
, ed. Frank Eph ­
raim Talmage (Ktav/Anti-Defamation League, 1975); and James
E. Wood, J r .,
Jewish-Christian Relations in Today’s World
(Baylor
Univ. Press, 1971). Serials with special numbers on Jewish-
Christian relations include:
Concilium: Internationale Zeitschriftfur
Theologie
(Mainz), 10 (1974
); Evangelische Theologie
(Munich), 34
(1974);
Face to Face
(Anti-Defamation League), 1 (1976); and
J oumal of Ecumenical Studies,
12 (1975); 13 (1976). Indispensable
to ou r general subject are three o ther serials
,Freiburger Rundbrief:
Beitrage zur christlich-jiidischen Begegnung
(Freiburg im Breisgau);
Immanuel,
published by the Ecumenical Theological Research
Fraternity in Israel; and
Encounter Today
(Paris), which, reg re tta ­
bly, ceased publication in 1980.
It is out o f the question to identify Christian opponents o f Israel
as participants in the Jewish-Christian dialogue. No reputedly
Christian g roup surpasses the anti-Semitic propensities and te r ­
rorist sympathies o f the Quakers, largely th rough the ir American
Friends Service Committee; see, in general, the serial
Quaker Life;
also Rael Jean Isaac, “The Seduction o f the Quakers: From
Friendly Persuasion to P.L.O. Suppo rt,”
Midstream,
25 (1979),
23-29; H. David Kirk,
The Friendly Perversion. Quakers as Recon­
cilers: Good People and Dirty Work
(Americans For a Safe Israel,
1979); Marvin Maurer, “Quakers in Politics: Israel, P.L.O. and
Social Revolution,”
Midstream,
23 (1977), 36-44; and “Quakers
and Communists: Vietnam and Israel,”
Midstream,
25 (1979),
30-35. Anti-Israel/anti-Semitic hostilities within the World Coun­
cil o f Churches and the National Council o f Churches are no tori­
ous. For a probing analysis o f recent WCC and NCC behavior, but
one that is curiously silent on the factor o f anti-Semitism, see Isaac
C. Rottenberg, “A Dialogue T h a t Almost Died,”
Worldview,
19
(1976), 35-38. See also Franz von Hammerstein, ed.,
Christian-
Jewish Relations in Ecumenical Perspective,
a repo r t on the WCC