Monday, 22 February 2016
Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation,
Ed. Mary C. Boys, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002
Chapter 13, "Covenant and Conversion" (pp. 151-162), page 155
Cunningham next points out that some Christians see the Jewish covenant as simply a launch or delivery platform for Yeshua. Caring little about ...
the richness of rabbinic and later traditions" they "trivialise what covenanting with G-d means."
This is not good enough. Cunningham insists:
On the contrary, in Christian terms, life in covenant with G-d for Jews as well as Christians invokves relationship with the divine Word and sanctifying Spirit. The ongoing Jewish tradition is therefore a fruit of the Holy Spirit and wirthy of study by Christians ... It also demands to be respected and chershed by Christians as the outgrowth of a profound, even if not Christ-centred, partnership with G-d.