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By Matthew A. Tapie,Pim Valkenberg

The query of even if Thomas Aquinas's theology is supersessionist has elicited deep war of words between students. a few preserve that Aquinas is the standard-bearer of a supersessionist church that undermines Judaism, whereas others carry that Aquinas avoids supersessionism altogether. but the dialogue over no matter if Aquinas's theology is supersessionist has no longer constantly rigorously interrogated the time period "supersessionism," nor has it taken under consideration a few of Aquinas's such a lot suitable texts near to Israel and the Church: his commentaries on Paul's letters. Drawing upon the Pauline commentaries, Aquinas on Israel and the Church argues that whereas Aquinas's most typically articulated view is that Jewish worship is discontinued after the eagerness of Christ, Aquinas additionally complicated perspectives that set this into query, and in ways in which aid modern Christian teachings that confirm the worth of postbiblical Judaism.

"Matthew Tapie rigorously analyzes the terminology of supersessionism and develops a operating definition that allows us to parent the tensions within the writings of Thomas and to appreciate the rival exams of his smooth interpreters. Guided via his insightful observation, we come to work out a Thomas who's either a son of his personal age and a wealthy source for these of our personal instances looking a Christian theology of Judaism that's trustworthy to the instructing of Nostra Aetate."
--Mark S. Kinzer, President emeritus, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

"Christians this present day usually repudiate supersessionism, yet they don't continuously conscientiously research simply what that's speculated to suggest. we're in Tapie's debt for remedying this example with precise connection with the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Tapie's wealthy, thorough, and multidimensional photograph of Aquinas's perspectives on Jewish observance of the ceremonial legislation after Christ is destined to turn into a landmark."
--R. Kendall Soulen, Professor of Systematic Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

"Tapie has supplied a definitive learn on Aquinas's advanced and every now and then contradictory examining of Paul as supersessionist or now not. within the technique, Tapie bargains the clearest instructing i've got visible at the which means of supersessionism in smooth scholarship, from Isaac to Wyschogrod, Nostra Aetate, Levering, Soulen, and lots more and plenty extra. with no masking over ambiguities (in) Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Hebrews, he concludes with a sober but hopeful account of the trajectory of Thomas's thinking--an account that are meant to give a contribution considerably to modern discussions of Judaism and the church."
--Peter Ochs, Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of recent Judaic reports, college of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

"The drafters of Nostra Aetate, the 1965 Vatican II rfile that revolutionized Catholic instructing at the Jews, felt that they had to head the entire as far back as Scripture to discover assets for rethinking theological anti-Judaism, so soundly rooted did it look within the church's culture. Tapie indicates that they overlooked extra proximate assets in St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the such a lot respected specialists in Catholicism. The views Tapie has opened are a landmark contribution to the tricky paintings of reconciliation among Christians and Jews."
--John Connelly, professor, college of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Matthew Anthony Tapie is vacationing Assistant Professor of Theology on the Catholic collage of the United States, Washington, DC.

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