Religion: Words & Works

¶"One of the great problems of [Christian] missions toward the Jews today," writes Protestant Theologian Paul Tillich in Christianity & Crisis, "is that we often have the feeling that it is by historical providence that the Jews have an everlasting function in history . . . [This function] would be to criticize, in the power of the prophetic spirit, those tendencies in Christianity which drive toward paganism and idolatry. Judaism always stood against them as a witness and as a critic, and perhaps it is the meaning of historical providence that this shall...

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