Category: No. 3

  • 23. Christian Antisemitism: Its Consequences for the Church

    Richard Peterson Christian antisemitism, as we will see, involves much more than simple racism. Over the centuries it has left tragic scars, not only on the Jewish people, but also upon the Church. I hope to show how the Lord’s promise, that he will curse those who curse Abraham, has been tragically fulfilled in the […]

  • 22. Antisemitism: From the Personal to the International

    Christopher Barder Why can it seem difficult openly to buy the Jewish Chronicle? Why can it then feel necessary not to be seen carrying it? Why when having to tell someone that one is Jewish can it be difficult not to anticipate a negative response, with the possibility of rejection? The Jerusalem Post has to […]

  • 21. Antisemitism in Church History

    Hugh Wynne Non-Jewish people know very little of the ugly history of anti-Semitism, and even less of the part played by the historical churches in this sad story because it does not appear in school history books. It is shocking and unpleasant to recall, but everyone who claims to believe that Jesus, a Jew, is […]

  • 11. Israel: Antisemitism Notwithstanding

    Dov Chaikin If you knew the attributes which they attributed to their God, those which they wanted and those which they have adorned Him with, then you would certainly be astounded. Jehovah, Lord of Hosts, Lord of Israel, commands them to smear their houses with sheep’s blood in order to save their sons and let […]

  • 10. The Pruning of God’s Revelatory-Redemptive Olive Tree: Contrasting Ebionism and Marcionism

    Kevin Spawn This paper explores Ebionism and Marcionism, two early church heresies which depict the two most antithetical forms of the Judaism-OT and Christianity-NT breach in early Christianity. Ebionism’s philo-Semitlism and Marcionism’s chagrin for the Jewish roots of Christianity are discussed and shown to be antecedents to certain contemporary heretical conceptions; special emphasis is given […]

  • 9. God’s Chosen People: Jewish-Christian Relations in the Reformation Period.

    Gregory L Powell Social life during the Reformation was immensely diverse. A key characteristic was humanity’s inability to control and shape its own destiny. Human misfortune was attributed to the spiritual forces of Good and Evil which waged war on the earth. A superstitious culture looked to various forms of spirituality in an attempt to […]

  • 8. Rethinking the Unthinkable: Why Christians must never forget the Holocaust.

    Marvin Wilson The year 1993 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power, but what have we learned over the last sixty years? The Holocaust years (1933-1945) present all humanity with a tragedy of mind boggling proportion. The Holocaust was not and is not a Jewish problem. It was a crime against all humanity […]