The Jewish People and the Identity of the Church
Description: Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate asserted that the Church shares a common link with Jewish tradition through the “stock of Abraham” while still “searching for her own mystery.” The Jewish and Christian communities are interlocking mysteries, and must understand each other in order to understand themselves. Mark Kinzer, a Messianic Jewish theologian, believes that the Church has only begun to explore the implications of Nostra Aetate. He joins us today.
Rabbi Mark Kinzer is Senior Scholar and President Emeritus of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, a graduate school preparing leaders for service in the Messianic Jewish movement. Rabbi Kinzer received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan (1995), and his rabbinical ordination from the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (2001). He is author of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People(Brazos, 2005), Israel’s Messiah and the People of God: A Vision for Messianic Jewish Covenant Fidelity (Cascade, 2011), and Searching Her Own Mystery: Nostra Aetate, the Jewish People, and the Identity of the Church (Cascade, 2015). Rabbi Kinzer has been a member of the Messianic Jewish – Roman Catholic Dialogue Group since its inception in 2000. The group was established byGeorges Cardinal Cottier, Theologian of the Papal Household for Pope John Paul II, and since 2008 has been chaired by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna. He is also a member of the theological dialogue between the Messianic Jewish Movement and the Anglican Church in North America.
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