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Author Tapie, Matthew A.,
Title Aquinas on Israel and the church : the question of supersessionism in the theology of Thomas Aquinas / Matthew A. Tapie ; foreword by Pim Valkenberg.
Imprint Cambridge : James Clarke & Co., [2015]

Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Commentaries -- History and criticism.
Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Israel (Christian theology)
Judaism (Christian theology)
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Description 1 online resource
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Catholic University of America, 2012 under title Aquinas on Israel and the Church : a study of the question of supersessionism in the theology of Thomas Aquinas.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Information -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Language of Supersessionism -- 2. Aquinas and the Question of Supersessionism -- 3. Israel and the Church in Aquinas's Pauline Commentaries -- 4. The Ceremonial Law as a Shadow of the Night (Hebrews) -- 5. The Ceremonial Law as Present Spiritual Benefit for Jews (Romans) -- 6. The Ceremonial Law as Fulfilled, Dead, and Deadly (Galatians) -- 7. The Replacement of Israel as Societas Sanctorum (Ephesians) -- 8. Rival Versions of Christ's Fulfillment of the Law.
9. Aquinas as Resource for Jewish-Christian Relations -- Bibliography -- Back Cover.
Summary Theologians have long debated the significance of the Jewish religion for the Christian Church. Some scholars see Thomas Aquinas as the leading advocate of the belief that Israel has been superceded by the Church, while others hold that Aquinas avoids supersessionism altogether. The discussion has, however, not always analysed the terminology, nor has it taken into account some of Aquinas's commentaries on Paul's letters, his writings most relevant to the subject. Drawing upon the Pauline commentaries, Matthew Tapie shows that while Aquinas's most commonly articulated view is that the passion of Christ made Jewish worship and the Mosaic law obsolete, Aquinas also advanced views that set this into question, in ways that support Christian teachings affirming the value of post-biblical Judaism. In doing so, he provides both a rich and timely reminder of the ambiguities in Aquinas's thought and makes an important contribution to the literature of supercessionism.
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ISBN 9780227903964 (electronic bk.)
022790396X (electronic bk.)
0227175077
9780227175071
9780227175071
OCLC # 904249016
Additional Format Print version: Tapie, Matthew A. Aquinas on Israel and the church : the question of supersessionism in the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Cambridge, England : The Lutterworth Press, 2015, ©2014 xv, 198 pages 9780227175071