On Messianic Judaism

15: What They Said: Christian Writings and the Nascent Messianic Jewish Movement

November 12, 2021 Daniel Nessim Season 1
On Messianic Judaism
15: What They Said: Christian Writings and the Nascent Messianic Jewish Movement
Show Notes

In this episode we look at attitudes and prejudices apparent in Christian writings mainly between the Second Jewish War and the Council of Nicaea. As we take a look at the key authors in particular, we will see a continued hardening of Christian attitudes towards Jews, an increasingly strident supersessionism, and the increasingly difficult theologies and attitudes that Jewish disciples in Yeshua would have to deal with if they were to have any dealings with the majority church. 

In particular, we will look at Ignatius, Barnabas, Justin Martyr, Tertullian. This episode might seem to record the doom of the Messianic Jewish Movement, but have no fear. Future episodes will document their perseverance from other sources.