Letter: Is It Theologically Possible for a Jew to Be a Christian?
From Mr Hyam Maccoby, The Independent (London, England)
Sir: Margaret Hebblethwaite shows incomprehension of the "offence" caused to Jews by the Jewish-Christian claim that Judaism can be combined with Christian belief. This claim is based on the misapprehension that Judaism has no theology but consists merely of a system of ethnic practices on which the belief system of Christianity can be grafted.
Those Jews who in the past became apostates from Judaism to Christianity retained enough respect for Judaism to realise that they had changed from one religion to another. On the other hand, those Jews who died a martyr's death rather than become Christians did so because they thought that basic matters were at issue. To suggest …
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Publication information: Article title: Letter: Is It Theologically Possible for a Jew to Be a Christian?. Contributors: From Mr Hyam Maccoby - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 6, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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