By Matthew A. Tapie,Pim Valkenberg

The query of even if Thomas Aquinas's theology is supersessionist has elicited deep confrontation between students. a few retain 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 even if Aquinas's theology is supersessionist has now not regularly rigorously interrogated the time period "supersessionism," nor has it taken under consideration a few of Aquinas's so much appropriate texts as regards 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 fervour of Christ, Aquinas additionally complicated perspectives that set this into query, and in ways in which aid modern Christian teachings that verify the price of postbiblical Judaism.

"Matthew Tapie rigorously analyzes the terminology of supersessionism and develops a operating definition that permits us to determine the tensions within the writings of Thomas and to appreciate the rival tests of his sleek interpreters. Guided via his insightful remark, 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 occasions 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 rigorously study simply what that's alleged to suggest. we're in Tapie's debt for remedying this case with certain connection with the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Tapie's wealthy, thorough, and multidimensional photograph of Aquinas's perspectives on Jewish observance of the ceremonial legislations 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 research on Aquinas's complicated and now and then contradictory studying of Paul as supersessionist or now not. within the procedure, Tapie bargains the clearest instructing i've got visible at the that means of supersessionism in glossy scholarship, from Isaac to Wyschogrod, Nostra Aetate, Levering, Soulen, and masses extra. with no protecting 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 contemporary Judaic reviews, college of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

"The drafters of Nostra Aetate, the 1965 Vatican II record that revolutionized Catholic educating at the Jews, felt that they had to head all of the as far back as Scripture to discover assets for rethinking theological anti-Judaism, so soundly rooted did it appear within the church's culture. Tapie indicates that they ignored extra proximate assets in St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the such a lot respected professionals in Catholicism. The views Tapie has opened are a landmark contribution to the tough paintings of reconciliation among Christians and Jews."
--John Connelly, professor, collage 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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