In the Shadow of the Cross
 
 
 
IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS:
Jewish-Christian Relations Through the Ages
Vallentine Mitchell, 2004
ISBN 0-85303-497-4 (cloth); 0-85303-499-0 (paper)
In the Shadow of the Cross examines the historical and theological relationship between Judaism and Christianity, and puts forth a new theory as to the psychological roots of anti-Semitism.
Rather than seeing the Oedipal Complex as the pivotal impulse behind persecution of the Jews, Professor Sheleff proposes that the Rustum Complex provides a better explanation. He illustrates his theory with an in depth comparison of the central events of the Old and New Testaments: the Akedah – God’s command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac; and the Crucifixion – God’s decision to sacrifice his own son, Jesus.
 

 
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