From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

Skarsaune, Oskar
July 2008
Evangelical Review of Theology;Jul2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p224
Academic Journal
This article examines how early Christological thinking developed in relationship to the Jewish concept of Messiah. According to Jewish belief, Jesus never was the Messiah because he did not accomplish the messianic task, which was to liberate Israel from oppression, redeem the world and reestablish the full observance of the Torah. The separation of Christianity from Jewish nationalism and partcularism is viewed as healthy and also necessary development by some Gentile Christians.


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