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Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, 2nd ed.

Publisher:
, 2021
ISBN: 9780802877338

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Overview

Although the roots of Christianity run deep into Hebrew soil, many Christians remain regrettably uninformed about the rich Jewish heritage of the church. Our Father Abraham delineates the vital link between Judaism and Christianity, exemplified by the common ancestry of the two faiths traceable back to Abraham. Marvin Wilson calls Christians to reexamine their Semitic heritage to regain a more authentically biblical understanding of what they believe and practice.

Wilson, a trusted voice among both Jews and Christians, speaks to both past and present, first developing a historical perspective on the Jewish origins of the church and then discussing how the church can become more attuned to the Hebraic mindset of Scripture. Drawing from his own extensive experience, he also offers valuable practical guidance for salutary interaction between Christians and Jews. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book especially suitable for use in groups—Christian, Jewish, or interfaith—as readers strive to make sense of their own faith in connection with the other.

The second edition of Our Father Abraham features a new preface, an expanded bibliography of recent relevant works, and two new chapters: one that discusses Jewish-Christian relations after the Holocaust and another that reflects on Wilson’s own fifty-plus-year career as an evangelical Christian deeply committed to interfaith dialogue. As Christians and Jews feel a growing need for mutual support in an increasingly secular Western world, Wilson’s widely acclaimed book will offer encouragement and wise guidance toward this worthy end.

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  • Calls Christians to reexamine their Semitic heritage to regain a more authentically biblical understanding of what they believe and practice
  • Offers valuable practical guidance for salutary interaction between Christians and Jews
  • New edition includes an expanded bibliography of recent relevant works and two new chapters
  • Part One: A New People: Abraham’s Spiritual Children
  • Part Two: Church and Synagogue in the Light of History
  • Part Three: Understanding Hebrew Thought
  • Part Four: Jewish Heritage and the Church: Selected Studies
  • Part Five: Toward Restoring Jewish Roots
  • Part Six: In Retrospect: Reflections on Christian-Jewish Relations from Auschwitz to the Present
Our Father Abraham is a stunning achievement! Marvin Wilson has written a magnificent book that breaks new ground in furthering positive Christian-Jewish relations. His superb scholarship is combined with many concrete suggestions for building a new relationship between the church and the synagogue, between Christians and Jews.

—Rabbi A. James Rudin, The American Jewish Committee

An ambitious book, sweeping in scope. Wilson has thrown down a theological gaunt¬let, challenging Christians of all kinds to reform a two-thousand-year-old history of misunderstanding Jews and misinterpreting our own sources. Our Father Abraham does not pretend to be the last word in the dialogue, but it is a powerful first salvo!

—Carl E. Armerding, Regent College

It is undoubtedly Wilson’s intention that all of us come to see our differences as more concerned with means than ends, and to a great degree he succeeds. I recommend this book to anyone with a well-thumbed Bible, but especially to church and synagogue groups (together, whenever possible) who are interested in finding out where the other half lives.

—Journal of Ecumenical Studies

  • Title: Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (Second Edition)
  • Author: Marvin R. Wilson
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 443
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Judaism › Relations--Christianity; Christianity and other religions › Judaism; Christianity › Origin
  • ISBN: 9780802877338
  • Resource ID: LLS:RFTHRBRHMFT2NDD
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-06-03T17:38:42Z

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