T501 Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology (MJS, MRS, IMJS Certificate)
This course provides an overview of the fundamental shape of Messianic Jewish theology. All theology stems from a particular context and is rooted in the life of a particular community. Messianic Jewish theology is unique because it draws upon the history and tradition of two religious communities that are generally defined in mutually exclusive terms. Messianic Judaism challenges this paradigm, and Messianic Jewish theology affirms the core tenets of Judaism through the lens of God’s self-revelation in Messiah Yeshua. Our goal will be to trace the contours of this theological tradition and the life that characterizes its constituent communities. We will approach theology not as an abstract academic exercise, but as a beacon that guides and grounds our lives, decisions and actions and not as an abstract academic exercise.