Thursday, 21 January 2016
Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation,
Ed. Mary C. Boys, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, page xvii
The tenth and last of the CSG principles is: Christians should work with Jews for the healing of the world.
For almost a century, Jews and Christians in the United States have worked together on important social issues, such as the rights of workers and civil rights. As violence and terrorism intensiy in our time, we must strengthen our common efforts in the work of justice and peace to which both the prophets of Israel and Jesus summon us. These comon efforts by Jews and Christians offer a vision of human solidarity and provide models of collaboration with people of other faith traditions.
This principle crosses another standard Christian boundary - the destiny of the world. For many years, the Christian world has looked on this world as being disposable, to be completely destroyed and remade from scratch. The work of NT Wright (Surprised by Hope) is a valuable counter to this position and would help this principle be more acceptable.