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Soulen-the gospel as Plan A

I am finishing up The God of Israel and Christian Theology.  R. Kendall Soulen offers an alternative to what he calls the standard model of the Christian good news. That standard model has been stated in many ways. Evangelists usually … Continue reading

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Soulen–Karl Rahner’s existential toward God

The book I am blogging about is The God of Israel and Christian Theology. Here R. Kendall Soulen sees in Karl Rahner’s concept of the “supernatural existential” a way forward toward a better way of telling the Christian story. Because … Continue reading

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Heartache

When I drove to church yesterday morning the radio had Bonnie Tyler, with her unique throaty voice, rasping though “It’s a Heartache”. Somehow that set my mood for the day. Of course, the song is really about a romantic breakup. … Continue reading

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Soulen-Jews and Christians beyond PC

I am re-reading R. Kendall Soulen’s The God of Israel and Christian Theology. Soulen makes four preliminary points to his alternative to replacement theology. First, he says that the motive for opposing such theology must have to do with theological … Continue reading

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Henze-push back and challenges

This post will conclude my reading of Matthias Henze’s Mind the Gap: How Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testaments Help Us Understand Jesus.   One way Henze summarizes his argument is with this acknowledgement …our reading of the … Continue reading

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Hebrews and replacement theology

Here is hat tip to James Bradford Pate  of James’ Ramblings for a link to this paper by a Jewish author drawing back a bit from the view that the New Testament book of Hebrews supports replacement theology, for which the … Continue reading

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Beale-concluding thoughts

Because G. K. Beale talks, toward the end of The Temple and the Church’s Mission, about the Apocalypse and other last-things literature, it would be easy to get side tracked into a discussion of the various schools of millenialism. Beale … Continue reading

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