Category Archives: Messiah

Jews, Greeks, and Church of God

Paul’s Jewishness notwithstanding, it’s clear that at least by the time of 1 Corinthians, he had come to think of the Church as conceptually distinct from the Jews and from the pagans: ἀπρόσκοποι καὶ Ἰουδαίοις γίνεσθε καὶ Ελλησιν καὶ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ” (10:32) Christians are, overwhelmingly, Gentile followers of … Continue reading

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On being Israel

“That there should be any difficulty in understanding Judaism’s claim to be Israel may, of course, seem preposterous to Jews. But for Christian theology it is not merely a diffiuclty but a torment. Christian faith is the conviction that the … Continue reading

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