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Posts by David Rudolph

Guidelines for Healthy Theological Discussion

When I was asked to speak on the subject of guidelines for healthy theological discussion, the story of Michael Wyschogrod’s meeting with Karl Barth came to mind.* As a little background, Michael Wyschogrod is an Orthodox Jewish theologian who lives in New York City. Karl Barth was a Swiss Reformed theologian and one of the…

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Abraham, Hospitality Man

(This article is based on a message given at the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregation’s annual conference in 2006.) On the Jewish calendar, today is Shabbat Chazon, the Sabbath before the 9th of Av. On Shabbat Chazon, it is traditional to reflect on the reasons for the destruction of the two Temples. Why were they…

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