Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism Hardback

A Way Beyond Replacement Theology

by Steven D. Aguzzi;

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Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

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Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish-Christian relations, the concept of supersessionism; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of granting those same privileges to a predominantly Gentile Church. Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism breaks new ground by applying an ancient principle to the problem of Israel's 'replacement': the early Church's promotion of millennialism. Utilizing the best in Patristic research, Aguzzi argues that these earliest Christian traditions made room for the future of Israel because Christ's reign in the Church was viewed as provisional to his historical reign on earth-Israel's role in salvation history is not yet complete. Aguzzi's research also opens the door for a greater Catholic understanding of the millennial principle, not shying away from its validity and relevance for understanding the importance of safeguarding Jewish particularity, while concluding that the Synagogue and the Church are indeed on a parallel trajectory.
Ultimately, the divine will is fulfilled through both Christian and Jewish means, in history, while each community is dependent, in different ways, upon the unfolding of God's future.

Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism by Steven D. Aguzzi was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in March 2017. The ISBN for Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism is 9781472485229.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (March 2017)
Number of Pages224
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4492264
Page last updated 8th February 2018
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