Monday, 8 February 2016
A Ninth 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" (pp. 127-137), page 135
Trying, as if that were possible after the last few elements of his post-supercessionist Christology, to thrust the genie back ino the bottle, Phan now turns to the Second Coming. Phan informs us that:
The Pontifical Biblica Commission's docments assert that when the Jewish Messiah appears, he will have some of the traits of Christ, amd that Christians will recognise the traits of Jesus in him.
Using the idea that Christian symbols and Jewish symbols overlap, Phan suggests that there will be "some significant overlap between the Christian Jesus and the Jewish Messiah". I should hope so, given that they are one and the same person! Phan is unable to offer any more help than:
How they will ultimately converge at the end of time is a matter of faith and hope.
In the meantime, we - that is, Christians and Jews - must hope and pray for as much convergence as possible now.
I'm having difficulty seeing how Phan got this past his own Roman Catholic magisterium, let alone thinks that Christianity as a whole will buy it.