MJS 508 / Israelology: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology
4 Credit Hours
Full Title: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology &The Messianic Jewish Epistles: Hebrews James I & II Peter & Jude
In his introduction of the text, Dr. Fruchtenbaum wrote: “The issue of Israel is one of the major points of division in evangelical theology today. Paul, in his epistle to the Romans, which contains the first Systematic Theology in Church history, expounds on Israel in the center of his epistle devoting three full chapter (9-11) out of sixteen to this topic. The primary purpose of this study is to identify and systematize the doctrine of Israel.
Of the twenty-one epistles in the New Testament, five were written to Jewish believers dealing with the needs of Jewish believers and specific issues that Jewish believers faced in the first century, such as persecution and false doctrine. There are things in these epistles applicable to all believers, but some are true only of Jewish believers.