Abrahams Promise by Michael Wyschogrod

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Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
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Kendall presents Wyschogrod's thoughts in a reflective manner that introduces his purely biblical Christian theology as an orthodox Jewish researcher. This book entails two sections, Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations


First section is focused on the Jews' perspective of Judaism, their theologies, believes and expectations from God whereas the other section mentions Jewish-Christians relations in the light of dialogues held so far. In brief this section analyses Jewish perspectives of Christianity in the light of old testament as well as new testament.This book is also an attempt by the author to bring Jews and Christians together and this he has done by raising logical questions that reflect upon their profound sameness rather than their deep differences. Kendall has not argued about the similarities or differences that Christians eagerly claim their Jewish faith roots, but he has endeavored a reason to consider that what escorts Jews to understand Christian theological concepts and why there is a need for the Christians to learn about treating minorities with dignity. This book reveals how the gap that has built over centuries should be bridged in order to gain an in depth understanding of both communities.Declaring the reason behind God's love, Kendall points out what God expect from humans is the divine acknowledgement of their relation of their bodies with their souls, and since God believes in a free love, he has never limited humans. As a matter of fact, God himself is never limited to any particular genealogy. ...
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