Perceptions of the State of Israel in Modern Halakhic Thinkers

by David Hartman1This article is based on a lecture given to the Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel on November 19, 1987.

A great deal of my theological reflections have grown in discussion with the Ecumenical Fraternity. This discussion began when the Rev. Coos Schoneveld was here in Jerusalem, and has continued over the years. One’s theological thinking can take on a different clarity when it is presented before another person.

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1 This article is based on a lecture given to the Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel on November 19, 1987.

The Land of Israel – A Christian Zionist View

by Halvor Ronning

A long spiritual pilgrimage would be required of most Christians today before they would consider calling themselves “Christian Zionists.” So it was with this writer, who was trained at a seminary where “replacement theology” was predominant — the teaching that the Church has replaced the People of Israel and that therefore the Land of Israel is no longer theologically significant. In contrast, a Christian Zionist is a Christian who looks with favor on the Jewish return to Zion precisely because of the biblical significance of this return.

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