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Opening the CovenantA Jewish Theology of Christianity$
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Michael S. Kogan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195112597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.001.0001

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 Into Another Intensity

 Into Another Intensity

Christian‐Jewish Dialogue Moves Forward

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Opening the Covenant

Michael S. Kogan (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the shift in Jewish and Christian theologians' views on Christianity and Judaism, respectively. In 2000, a group of Jewish religious thinkers produced a comprehensive statement expressing a Jewish view of the Christian faith. Presented as a “thoughtful Jewish response” to the dramatic shift in Christian attitudes toward Jews and Judaism, the statement “Dabru Emet” (Speak the Truth) listed a series of eight points: 1) Jews and Christians worship the same God; 2) Jews and Christians seek authority from the same book — the Bible; 3) Christians can respect the claim of the Jewish people on the land of Israel; 4) Jews and Christians respect the moral principles of the Torah; 5) Nazism was not a Christian phenomenon; 6) The differences between Jews and Christians will not be settled until God redeems the entire world; 7) A new relationship between Jews and Christians will not weaken Jewish practice; 8) Jews and Christians must work together for justice and peace. In September 2002, in response to “Dabru Emet”, the Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations issued its ten-point statement: “A Sacred Obligation: Rethinking Christian Faith in Relation to Judaism and the Jewish People”.

Keywords:   Judaism, Christianity, God, Jews, Christians, theologians

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