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""While the scholarly world in the area of Jewish/Christian relations focuses largely on the 'parting of the ways,' Dr. Dauermann paints a well-reasoned trajectory that calls for a conciliatory and complementary approach. Dr. Dauermann's Converging Destinies is a must-read for those who possess the intellectual openness that challenges their paradigmatic understanding regarding the destiny of Israel and the Church in God's eschatological consummation.""
--Elliot Klayman, Executive Director, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute
""A pioneering leader of the Messianic Jewish movement, Rabbi Stuart Dauermann is unrivaled in its circles as a missiological theoretician and practitioner. InConverging Destinies,Dauermann argues with clarity and passion on behalf of a mission paradigm which honors both Israel's enduring vocation and its need for--and indissoluble connection to--Jesus the Messiah. Dauermann demonstrates how a distinctive Messianic Jewish perspective can make an essential and unique contribution to the field of missiology.""
--Mark S. Kinzer, President Emeritus, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute
""Stuart Dauermann's book is an important statement that will generate serious discussion.Some of his positions are in my view foundational to our Messianic Jewish Movement.Others are controversial and will require deep thinking to defend alternative approaches.Stuart is always brilliant, provocative, and stimulating.His positions are well stated. I encourage our people to interact with this important book.""
--Daniel Juster, ThD, Restoration from Zion of Tikkun Internatinal; former President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
""Dr. Stuart Dauermann knows what every turtle knows: if you want to get anywhere in life you have to stick your neck out. This he does, in his extremely insightful and provocative new book.""
--Jeffrey L.Seif, University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies, Kings University
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""Dr. Stuart Dauermann knows what every turtle knows: if you want to get anywhere in life you have to stick your neck out. This he does, in his extremely insightful and provocative new book. . . . Long live the Dauermanns of the world who stick their necks out. Long live the Dauermanns of the world who appreciate the Jewish shell and who are doggedly determined to stay at home in it--over and against the protestations of younger reptiles who don't happen to have a protective, 3,500-year-old home to dwell in. Lastly, long live all who, with Dauermann, want to explore what does really mean to be a 'Jewish' believer in Yeshua/Jesus? Those who don't agree with his answers 100 percent will still agree that he's asking the right questions, and that his answers are serious forces to be reckoned with both now and in the days ahead.""
--Jeffrey L.Seif, University Distinguished Pr
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About the Author
Stuart Dauermann is Director of Interfaithfulness. He specializes in developing new paradigms and tools to assist those navigating the intersection of the Christian and Jewish worlds, with special attention to the intermarried. Having participated in both the missions and congregational worlds, he is now engaged in serving a network of havurot, especially for Jews and intermarrieds.
Table of Contents
Foreword Calvin L. Smith xi
Prologue: A Missiological Biography 1
Part 1 What is Our Starting Point?
1 God's Everlasting Love for Israel 23
Part 2 Where Have We Been?
2 Do You See What I See? Western Christian Theologizing as a Skewed Tradition 47
3 Jewish Missiological Perspectives and the Christian Other 59
Part 3 Where are we Going?
4 The Mission of God and the Mission of Protestant Churches in Relation to that of Israel 89
5 The Mission of God and the Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in Relation to that of Israel 119
6 Paths and Detours on the Journey toward Synerjoy 139
7 What Is the Gospel We Should Be Commending to All Israel? 148
8 Bilateral Ecclesiology and Postsupersessionist Missiology as Inseparable Jewels 187
9 Seeds, Weeds, and Walking the High Wire: The Role of the Messianic Jewish Remnant 208
Epilogue: Can Two Walk Together Unless They Be Agreed? 249