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A Christian answer to Jewish polemics

Royle D. Johnson

A Christian answer to Jewish polemics

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Published by Bedrock Pub. in Arlington, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Apologetics.,
  • Judaism -- Controversial literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Royle D. Johnson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT1120 .J64 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 212 p. :
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL393829M
    ISBN 10096545195X
    LC Control Number98071213
    OCLC/WorldCa40939700

    Christian evangelism among Jews remains one of the most sensitive and controversial issues in Jewish-Christian relations. Steinschneider, Berlin, May 15, Nancy rated it it was amazing If I could, I would give this book a 10 star rating!!! A remarkable feature in Justin's dialogue is the politeness with which the disputants speak of each other; at the close of the debate Jew and Christian confess that they have learned much from each other and part with expressions of mutual goodwill. They were highly incensed against the people which treated so contemptuously all pagan divinities and reviled all that was sacred in pagan eyes. Polemics with Christians.

    Their list comprises 73 books, which were accepted as sacred and canonical because they were inspired by the Holy Spirit, 46 for the Old Testament, 27 for the New. Presumably the Nizzahon Vetus was much used because of its manageable and systematic form. They reproached the Jews for stiff-neckedness and hatred of Christians; they were especially bitter against them for persisting in their Messianic hopes. A little passion, even a bit of polemics will not damage a dialogue that has reached the stage of basic mutual respect and trust.

    As early as the middle of the third pre-Christian century a Theban priest named Manetho, in his history of the Egyptian dynasties, written in Greek, violently attacked the Jews, inventing all kinds of fables concerning their sojourn in Egypt and their exodus therefrom. A common trait is that both share a significant part of the same canon of Scripture. These converts, instead of confining themselves to the usual arguments drawn from the Old Testament, claimed to demonstrate from the Haggadah that Jesus was the Messiah—from the very part of rabbinical literature which they most derided and abused! A little over a decade ago, I traced that theme through various theological traditions in my book Redemption and Historical Reality. These fables, together with those invented by Antiochus Epiphanes in connection with his alleged experiences in the Temple of Jerusalem, were repeated and greatly amplified by Posidonius in his history of Persia. Actheir views on Scripture would have reflected those of their environment, but we are poorly informed on the subject.


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They are rarely as pure and loving as we like to make ourselves believe. It now seems more probable that at the A Christian answer to Jewish polemics book of Christianity's birth, closed collections of the Law and the Prophets existed in a textual form substantially identical with the Old Testament.

Any such anticipation, it is feared, will inevitably lead to manipulation. The written texts can never express the Tradition in an exhaustive manner. Even their Christian antagonists admit that the Jew practises hospitality toward his brother Jew, ransoms the prisoner, clothes the naked, and feeds the hungry.

The Letters of Paul and the other apostles or leaders were first read in the church for which they were written cf. Very characteristic is his objection to the divinity of Jesus. These charges were repeated by the succeeding Christian polemists; while that of having falsified the Scriptures in their A Christian answer to Jewish polemics book interests was later made against both Christians and Jews by the Mohammedans.

To be sure, that would be no minor achievement! The prophetic corpus contains divinely inspired words, transmitted by the prophets and accepted as authentic, but it contained no laws capable of providing an institutional base.

Copyright by the Christian Century Foundation and used by permission. At the same time, they expanded an old prayer to include an imprecation against the minim, Jews with incorrect beliefs. If you are a biblical follower of Jesus Christ who is interested in sharing your faith with Jewish friends, please visit our page on Judaism at our EffectiveEvangelism.

They reproached the Jews for stiff-neckedness and hatred of Christians; they were especially bitter against them for persisting in their Messianic hopes. In Egypt, therefore, originated the anti-Jewish writings, and the apologetic and polemical works in defense of Judaism against paganism.

Although the rabbis continued to regard the early Christians as Jews, they reformulated this prayer in order to expel them from the synagogue, as testified to by the Gospel of John and the church fathers.

It seems to me that any encounter with the Jewish people lacks Christian Integrity if it does not grow out of a profound recognition that the church itself needs to come to a radical transformation as a result of the experience. SUMMARY In interfaith dialogue we are not just exchanging information; we are also testifying to truths that have taken hold of us and shaped our commitments.

As early as the middle of the third pre-Christian century a Theban priest named Manetho, in his history of the Egyptian dynasties, written in Greek, violently attacked the Jews, inventing all kinds of fables concerning their sojourn in Egypt and their exodus therefrom.

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It is noteworthy that even in the time of Gamaliel the Christians used as an argument against Judaism the misfortunes that had befallen Israel.

Moreover, the Christian dogmas of the Trinity, the Incarnation, etc.When Jewish works, for example, refute Christological interpretations that are found only in Christian commentaries and not in A Christian answer to Jewish polemics book, we have reason to suspect that the Jewish authors got the information from a literary source, and a systematic investigation along these lines may well prove rewarding.

Entry for 'Polemics And Polemical Literature' - The Jewish Encyclopedia - One of 8 Bible encyclopedias freely available, this encyclopedia is a descriptive record of the history, religion and customs of the Jewish people. Jul 28,  · GORDON’S QUESTION: Why is there a different order of the books of the Hebrew Bible in Jewish and Christian editions?

THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: As we’ll see, there’s revived debate about this. For starters, one key fact is that the contrasting lists did not result from conflict between JudaiAuthor: Richard Ostling.Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries. pdf Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz. Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.

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