God’s Unfailing Word: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Christian–Jewish Relations, 2019
Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England
This important and timely study is rooted in the belief that the relationship between Judaism and Christianity is a gift of God to the church to be received with gratitude, respect and care, so that we may learn more fully about God’s purposes for the world.
It offers a theological exploration of that relationship that is mindful of the prejudice and persecution experienced by the Jewish community throughout history, not least from the Christian church, and is intended as antidote to antisemitism.
Part One explores the distinctive relationship between Judaism and Christianity and traces its troubled history.
Part Two considers critical contemporary issues and reflects on how the Church should conduct itself appropriately in its mission and evangelism, teaching and preaching, ethical practices and attitudes towards Israel and Palestine.
For summary of content and key passages see: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/22-november/news/uk/god-s-unfailing-word-key-passages
For response by the Council of Christians and Jews see: http://www.ccj.org.uk/ccj-statement-on-gods-unfailing-word/
For media report on the publication see: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/church-england-teaching-document-calls-repentance-over-role-christians
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