Soulen-Jews and Christians beyond PC


I am re-reading R. Kendall Soulen’s The God of Israel and Christian Theology.

Soulen makes four preliminary points to his alternative to replacement theology.

First, he says that the motive for opposing such theology must have to do with theological truth. It has to come from more than just a Christian recoiling from the past treatment of Jews.

Second, he says that in order to discuss the problem, we have to have a serious conversation with Jewish theology. Here he finds most helpful the work of the late Orthodox Jewish theologian, Michael Wyschogrod. I have a post about Wyschogrod here.

Wyschogrod treated the difference between Jews and Christians concerning the incarnation of Jesus as a difference about the story they each tell about the same God. Christians include the story of the incarnation.  Jews do not. But we are talking about the same God and the same…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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