Has God Only One Blessing?: Judaism as a Source of Christian Self-understanding

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Paulist Press, 2000 - 393 pagini
Are we rivals for God's love? The Church has changed its thinking about Judaism, yet these changes are not yet known by most Christians. This compelling book, by respected religious-education theorist Mary Boys, makes the academic scholarship highly accessible. Her foremost challenge is for Christians to reexamine their two-fold tradition that Christianity has fulfilled the covenant and therefore replaced Judaism, and that the Jews, in rejecting Jesus, are now rejected by God. The book summarizes the Church's shared history with Judaism ... details the anti-Jewish bias in history, literature, and liturgy and how this bias exists today ... and examines how Church treatment of Jews played a role in the Shoah. The issues are presented without being reduced to simplistic hate. The author also includes practical pastoral points, not only suggesting sensitive ways for Christians to relate to Jews, but also revealing how encounters with Judaism affect the way Christians think, teach, and preach about life. This book is important for pastors, preachers, faith formation directors, religious educators, and members of liturgy and evangelization teams. It's also absorbing reading for adult classes, anyone interested in church history, all serious Christians, and Jews who want to situate the legacy of anti-Judaism while seeing substantial changes in thought. +

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An interesting read on the attitudes of Christians toward the Jewish faith over the years. Overstates a number of things to make points seem more clear cut than they are and has broad sweeping ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Desiring to improve Jewish-Christian relations, Boys (practical theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York) provides both an ideological foundation for dialog and suggestions for church practice ... Citiți recenzia completă


11 A New Lens on Scripture
A Call to Conversion
13 The Cross as a Christian Symbol
ECCLESIA CHANGING Introduction to Part V
The Transformation in Church Teaching
15 Reeducating Ecclesia
Gods Mercy Endures Forever

6 The Complex World of FirstCentury Judaism
A Composition of Place
8 Jesus Renewal Movement Becomes Christianity
Christianitys Prolonged and Polemical Break with Judaism
10 The Emergence of a Distinctive Christian Theology
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Pagina 164 - For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!
Pagina 154 - I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Pagina 135 - Abba! Father!' it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Pagina 129 - Six days you shall labor/ and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work/ you/ or your son/ or your daughter/ your manservant/ or your maidservant/ or your cattle/ or the sojourner who is within your gates...
Pagina 180 - Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town...
Pagina 166 - We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Pagina 123 - Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Pagina 181 - Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.
Pagina 25 - We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind : But by what means he now seeth, we know not, or who hath opened his eyes we know not: he is of age, ask him, he shall speak for himself.
Pagina 129 - Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God: you shall not do any work...

Despre autor (2000)

Mary C. Boys is the Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

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