|Title:||In This Issue - a response|
|Description:||As a Catholic friend and close observer of the Messianic Jewish movement, I want to give a warm welcome to Mark Kinzer’s new book Postmissionary Messianic Judaism. My reasons for this welcome are as follows. First, for seeking to provide a distinctively Messianic Jewish ecclesiology.
His ecclesiology is summarised in five basic principles:|
- the perpetual validity of God’s covenant with the Jewish people;
- the perpetual validity of the Jewish way of life rooted in the Torah, as the enduring sign and instrument of that covenant;
- the validity of Jewish religious tradition as the historical embodiment of the Jewish way of life rooted in the Torah;
- the bilateral constitution of the ekklesia, consisting of distinct but united Jewish and Gentile expressions of Yeshua-faith;
- the ecumenical imperative of the ekklesia, which entails bringing the redeemed nations of the world into solidarity with the people of Israel in anticipation of Israel’s — and the world’s — final redemption.
|Source:||Kesher - a Journal of Messianic Judaism|
|Link to source:||http://www.kesherjournal.com|
|Link to article:||http://www.kesherjournal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21:a-response-by-peter-hocken&catid=17:features&itemid=420|