Title

Israel, the Church, and Eschatological Hope: Moltmann's Millenarianism and the Jewish-Catholic Question.

Author

Steven Aguzzi

Defense Date

11-14-2013

Graduation Date

Fall 1-1-2013

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Theology

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Aimee Light

Committee Member

Marie Baird

Committee Member

Radu Bordeianu

Keywords

Jewish-Christian, Jurgen Moltmann, Millenarianism, Moltmann, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism

Abstract

The question of the relationship between Jews and Catholics has come to the fore in recent Christian theological debate, especially over the issue of whether the Church, comprised predominately of Gentiles, "takes up," "replaces," or "supersedes," either in part or in totality, the spiritual promises that were made to the People Israel. Since the Vatican II declaration entitled Nostra Aetate , the presumptions of supersessionism in the Roman Catholic tradition have been seriously questioned, and Catholic theologians, both from within and outside the ecclesial hierarchy of the Church, have sought to overcome this dangerous and often violent presupposition. Because supersessionism is deeply embedded in the fabric of the Catholic tradition, the search for various root causes have led Christian scholars to examine both the ecclesiological and eschatological dimensions of the problem. Truly post-supersessionist theology must point toward an ecclesiology whereby the Church views itself as a

Format

PDF

Language

English

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