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The Gospel and Israel
Paul Morris (editor), Wipf and Stock

One of Paul Morris’s lasting achievements from his ten years as CWI’s Field Director in Australia was the establishment of the annual Alfred Edersheim lecture. This attractively produced and well set out book features the first ten lectures.

The mission of the church to the Jews is a unique one. The biblical, theological and practical issues differ from those with other groups because Israel was, and is, the people to whom God gave his promises. However, the unbelief of many Jewish people and the persecution of Jewish people in the name of Jesus makes mission to the Jews uniquely difficult, requiring considerable sensitivity. But it is also full of hope, for there is promise of both a remnant and a fullness coming to faith in Jesus the Messiah. The lectures in this book were part of a series organized by Christian Witness to Israel in Australia to explore this unique challenge and to encourage an intelligent, heartfelt, and persevering interest in mission to the Jewish people. The studies focus on Biblical, theological, historical, and current issues. They were named the Edersheim Lectures after Alfred Edersheim, the well-known nineteenth-century Jewish Christian scholar and author who served in Romania as a missionary and in the United Kingdom as a pastor. Following in his example, The Gospel and Israel engages in an in-depth examination of themes relating to the Jewish people and the Christian faith.

Contributors to this volume include:

Dr. Paul Barnett - Jews and Gentiles and the Gospel of Christ

Dr. Ian Pennicook - The Place of Israel in Systematic Theology

Dr. Stephen Voorwinde - How Jewish Is Israel in the New Testament?

Dr. Mark D. Thompson - Luther and the Jews

Dr. Peter Barnes - Calvin and the Jews

Dr. Rowland S. Ward - Christian Mission to the Jews: 1550–1850

Martin Pakula - The Israel/Palestine Conflict

Dr. David Starling - The Yes to All God's Promises: Jesus, Israel and the Promises of God in Paul's Letters

Mike Moore - Pentecost and the Plan of God


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