Israel and the Church
In this article about the relation of Israel and the church, the author looks at the separation of Israel and the church, the place of the church and the kingdom in the history of God, and God's one purpose of salvation.
The Eschatological Interdependence of Jews and Gentiles in Galatians
Three key passages in Galatians are considered to demonstrate the interdependence of Jews and Gentiles who share together in the blessings found in Christ: Galatians 3:13-14, 25-26, and Galatians 4:4-7.
Israel and The Church Three Models for the Relationship
This article examines replacement theology and the idea that the church has replaced Israel.
Typology: A Summary of the Present Evangelical Discussion
Typology is an important hermeneutical tool. In this article the author surveys four different views of typology: the covenant view, the revised dispensational view, the progressive dispensational view, and the view of Richard M. Davidson. Specific focus is on how each view would (or would not) apply typology to explain the relationship between [[Israel and the church].
The Significance of Israel in Biblical Theology
What is the nature of the continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments? A related question has to do with the relationship between Israel and the church. The article further reflects on the nature of God's theocratic rule and his kingdom.
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (2)
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (1)
The New Testament Belief in an Old Testament Church
What is the relationship between the New Testament church and the Old Testament people of God? Can we speak in any way of an Old Testament church? The thesis of this article is that throughout the history of the church there was a strong emphasis on the unity of the church with the Old Testament people of God. These convictions are expressed in most of the confessions produced in the time of the Reformation.
A Rival, a Relative, or Both? Differing Christian Stances toward Judaism over Two Millennia
Are Christians responsible for much anti-Semitism found in many societies? This article surveys Christian attitudes towards Judaism over the span of 2000 years.
Abraham, Israel and the Church
What is the relationship between the promises of God for Abraham and the way the New Testament makes use of the Old Testament narratives? This article wants to affirm that the New Testament's use of these promises is in line with the original intentions of God with Abraham to be a blessing to the nations.
Israel as Light to the Nations: A Review Article
What is the significance of Israel as a light to the nations? In this essay Karlberg critically reviews the views of Paul van Buren on the role of Israel among the nations. Van Buren believes that Israel can have an important function in interfaith dialogue and the character of Christian mission.
Galatians 6:16 - The identity of the "Israel of God"
Who is the “Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16? The understanding of this passage has an important bearing on the question of the relationship between Israel and the church. Rather than viewing the verse through a pre-existing systematic-theological grid, Paul’s reference to the “Israel of God” ought to be studied first and foremost in the context of the entire epistle. Special attention need to be given to his anti-Judaizing polemic.
Should the Holocaust Force Us to Rethink Our View of God and Evil?
This article reflects on the impact the Holocaust has had on Jewish-Christian relations. The problem of evil is recognized as an age-old dilemma for biblical theists; it does not take on special meaning in light of the Holocaust. The same issues as are found in the book of Job.
Israel, the People of God, and the Nations
Schnabel reflects in this article on the universal context for the narrative of Israel in Scripture and the universal perspective of the identity of Israel.
In the Wake of Trypho – Jewish-Christian Dialogues in the Third to the Sixth Centuries
This article addresses the relationship between the church and Israel as it is reflected in the different views on Jesus as Messiah. The history of the early church reflects a vigorous debate between Jewish scholars and the church about the true identity of the Messiah. Probably the most well-known interaction from the patristic period is Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, who was the Jew from the second century.
The Ethnic Conflict in Early Christianity: An Appraisal of Bauckham's Proposal on the Antioch Crisis and the Jerusalem Council
What was the nature of the ethnic conflict in early Christianity? Bennema examines how the early church approached one instance of ethnic conflict, that of admitting Gentiles into the people of God—the Antioch crisis (Galatians 2) and the Jerusalem council (Acts 15).