Postmissionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People

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Brazos Press, Nov 1, 2005 - Religion - 320 pages
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In recent years, a new form of Messianic Judaism has emerged that has the potential to serve as a bridge between Jews and Christians. Giving voice to this movement, Mark Kinzer makes a case for nonsupersessionist Christianity. He argues that the election of Israel is irrevocable, that Messianic Jews should honor the covenantal obligations of Israel, and that rabbinic Judaism should be viewed as a movement employed by God to preserve the distinctive calling of the Jewish people.

Though this book will be of interest to Jewish readers, it is written primarily for Christians who recognize the need for a constructive relationship to the Jewish people that neither denies the role of Jesus the Messiah nor diminishes the importance of God's covenant with the Jews.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Ecclesiology and Biblical Interpretation
27
The New Testament and Jewish Practice
49
The New Testament and the Jewish People
97
Bilateral Ecclesiology in Solidarity with Israel
151
5
181
Jewish Tradition and the Christological Test
213
Jewish Tradition and the Biblical Test
235
From Missionary to Postmissionary Messianic Judaism
263
9
303
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Mark S. Kinzer (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is president of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, the leadership-training center for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, and chair of its theology department. He is also an ordained rabbi and an adjunct professor of Jewish studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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