Friday, 5 February 2016
A Seventh Element of a Post-Supersessionist Christology
Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation,
Ed. Mary C. Boys, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002
Chapter 11, "Jesus as the Universal Saviour", 127-137, page 134-5
So having set up his groundwork, in his seventh element Phan can now claim that:
There is then a reciprocal relationship between Christianity and Judaism and the other religions. Not only does Christianity complement the non-Christian religions, but also the other religions complement Christianity.
Enrichment and correction, Phan suggests, can flow between all religions in bothh directions. He nevertheless seems to feel tha this does not undermine the Chistian confession ...
... that the church has received from Christ the fullness of revelation, since it is one thing to receivethe the definite gift of G-d's self-revelation in Jesus, and quite another to understand it fully and to live it completely.
Phan proposes that it is only in dialogue with other religions that Christians can actually find out who they are, what they believe and how they are supposed to live - that dialogue is the only way to understand the revelation of Christ.