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We the people : Israel and the catholicity of Jesus

Author: Tommy Givens
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2014.
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We the People explores John Howard Yoder's account of peoplehood. This revision articulates the the political stakes in relation to the modern nation-state's claims to peoplehood and the observable effects of its exegetical and historical moorings in self-assertion as the new and purified Israel. Tommy Givens then undertakes a critical engagement with Karl Barth's account of God's election and a theologically  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Givens
ISBN: 9781451472035 145147203X
OCLC Number: 866620161
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Th. D.)--Duke Divinity School, 2012.
Description: xv, 442 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The gospel of a people --
The Jewishness of Christian peoplehood : Yoder's misstep --
"Israel" and the modern discourse of peoplehood --
The politics of the election of Israel : help from Karl Barth --
The history of the election of Israel in the flesh : God's story of hope --
The election of Israel according to the first gospel --
The election of Israel according to the first letter : Romans 9-11.
Responsibility: Tommy Givens.

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Exposits John Howard Yoder's account of peoplehood and develops an appreciative revision of it that considers carefully and exegetically the politics of Jesus in relation to the people of Israel.  Read more...

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