A Different God?
Author: Dwight Pryor
Product code: BT118
Reassessing the Place of Israel and the Church
Supersessionism is deeply rooted in Christian thinking and tradition. This is the notion that because the Jewish people `rejected Christ`, God rejected them as His chosen people and replaced Israel with the Church in His redemptive purposes in the earth. As the `New Israel` Christians supersede Jews as God`s elect, covenant people.
This widely held view is not found in the New Testament itself but is an interpretive paradigm imposed on Scripture by Church leaders, at least since the time of Justin Martyr and Augustine (2nd - 4th centuries).
This is a re-edited and amended transcript of the lecture on `Reassessing the place of Israel and the Church`, given at the Theology, Culture & Politics conference at Salter`s Hall, London 2007.
About the Author
(1945-2011) Founder of the Center for Judaic-Christian Studies in Dayton, Ohio. He was also a founding board member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research in Israel. While studying in the Land, he came to realise the critical importance of understanding Christianity's Hebraic origins and dimensions and worked with both Christian and Jewish scholars there researching the backgrounds to the life and teachings of Yeshua Mi Natzeret, (Jesus of Nazareth) the Jewish Messiah.
As one of the most widely acclaimed teachers on the subject, for over 25 years Dwight and his wife Keren travelled world wide with their teaching and preaching ministry, seeking to make available to the Church an ever-growing wealth of study materials.
Their main aim was to equip believers for a fruitful life of participation in the purposes of God by learning how to think biblically. With this in mind they created a way for disciples, serious about understanding the Bible and yearning to get back to the Jewish/Hebraic foundations of their faith, to benefit from the teaching ministry of Dwight on an ongoing basis.