Sunday, January 21, 2007

Christians divorce Jesus from Judaism

In her article in "The Christian Century" magazine, Amy-Jill Levine criticises Christians for misusing Jesus -- incorrect portrayals of Jesus in regards to Jews and Christians, social issues, and more.

Jesus, she reminds us was:
  • Not against the Torah (Law)
  • Not against the Temple, but rather its leadership
  • Not the only one concerned with social issues
"This divorcing of Jesus from Judaism does a disservice to each textually, theologically, historically and ethically."
To disregard history, she says, is to be unfaithful to both Judaism and Christianity.

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