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Cultic Offerings of Foreigners

The Exegetical Logic Informing Pesiqta Rabbati’s “Exclusivist” Interpretation of Lev 22:17–25 and Related Biblical Passages

David Rothstein

wicked, for even if he is an Israelite and a wicked person your God abhors his sacrifice! And, furthermore, as for that which you adduce from other places [in scripture], answer me on the basis of the Torah!” Said to him R. Jose: “By your life, there is an explicit verse. For, thus you find that when the

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Celebrating God’s Works

The Day of Worship and the Ethics of Work

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Pieter Vos

fenomeen ‘arbeid’, in het bijzonder bij C.J. Dippel, A.Th. van Leeuwen, Hanna Arendt en E.F. Schumacher (Work for a Living and the Life of Work: A Theological-Ethical Exploration of the Phenomenon of ‘Work,’ according to C.J. Dippel, A.Th. van Leeuwen, Hannah Arendt and E.F. Schumacher in particular) (Den

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Cutting, Binding, and Re-Membering

A Covenantal Approach to Christian Liturgy and Ethics

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Hak Joon Lee

: promising, blessing, beseeching, commanding, convicting, threatening, and comforting, as we see vividly in the prophetic literature. 18 A covenant is sustained and renewed through divine-human communicative actions. Therefore, life in the covenant is never static because it is sustained through a living

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Liturgical Formation and Practical Ecclesiology

Reflections on the Quest of a Local Church

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Hans Schaeffer

these theoretical standards aptly described the socio-cultural reality in the rcl .” 23 In a recent report by the Practice Centre on Reformed identity, presented to the General Synod of the rcl 2017, it is stated that ‘Reformed identity’ is the complex unity of living, working, listening and

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Weekly at the Lord’s Table

Calvin’s Motives for a Frequent Celebration of the Holy Communion

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Herman Speelman

Introduction This article examines Calvin’s motives for his persistent plea for a weekly lay participation in communion, in which he opposed the long-standing custom of the church in his days that was to continue for centuries after him. Throughout his life, Calvin argued that the Eucharist

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Bernd Wannenwetsch

blessing of persons , as in the rites of ordination and baptism. Drawing from Irenaeus’ dense formulation—“that poor widow the Church casts in all her life into the treasury box of God” 12 —Dix offers a brilliant summary of the Early Church’s theology of the Last Supper from the perspective of the

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Stephen J. Patterson

that John was a much better known figure than Jesus in his day. So, it is also possible that the baptism of Jesus was a legend motivated by the idea that Israel’s famous prophet, John, would bow down before the Messiah, Jesus. 13 Who better to preside over the Messiah’s coronation ceremony than John

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Adam Winn

in the temple, but rather as an indictment of those who trust in the temple as a safe haven for the people of God, even when they are not living in accordance with such an identity. 19 When the Scripture citations used by the Markan Jesus are understood within their proper context, they no

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Judith Stack

The Spirit in Matthew At key junctures in Matthew’s narrative of the life of Jesus, the Holy Spirit is referred to as a witness to his identity and with respect to the disciples’ task of both faithful following and partnership in Jesus’s mission, indicating the author’s and community’s sense

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Christoph Heilig

that their suggestions are motivated in part by dissatisfaction with current Pauline scholarship, sharing the concern of Krister Stendahl—undoubtedly a “grandfather” of the NPP —in assuming that the whole Lutheran paradigm of a perspective oriented towards the individual “introspective conscience” was