Sunday, 21 February 2016
Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation,
Ed. Mary C. Boys, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002
Chapter 13, "Covenant and Conversion" (pp. 151-162), page 155
Moving next to the assertion that ...
Christians understand that their covenanting in Christ is in continuity with Israel's covenanting
... Philip Cunningham stresses that ...
A renewed appreciation for Israel's covenanting does not reduce Christianity to "Judaism for the Gentiles".
While Christians still believe Messiah is the most profound instance of covenanting, making the most intense union of the divine and the human, he says that:
Vhrustians are also convinced that the "Christ event" - the life, death and resurrection of the Jew Jesus - is essenrial to the final establishment of the new creation in all its fullness. The church is bound to give witness to this before the entire world. Moreover, if the Jew Jesus incarnates Israel's covenanting with G-d, embodying what life in covenant was and is all about, then Israel's covenanting life with G-d must be permanent and vital inorder for the church's covenanting with G-d through Christ also to be permanent and vital.