Re: Two kinds of theistic science?

Murphy (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 10:53:52 -0500

Gene Dunbar Godbold wrote:
>> Consider the
> > book by the Orthodox Jew Pinchas Lapide, _The Resurrection of Jesus_
> > (Augsburg, 1983). He believes that God raised the Israelite Jesus from
> > the dead, saying "I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an
> > invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event."
> > But he does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah - let alone Son of God
> > - essentially because the Kingdom of God has not come in its fullness.
> > He believes that Jesus and his resurrection can be understood as part of
> > God's "preparation for the Messiah" within the framework of Judaism.
> So, I suppose the second coming will satisfy him, eh?
Well, yeah. Orthodox Jews & Christians both await the coming of
the Messiah. Christians know who it will be. BTW, Carl Braaten's intro
to Lapide's book is a usehul intro to some of Jewish-Christian issues.
& BTW', Robert Browning's poem "Holy-Cross Day" is an excellent antidote
to a lot of Christian caricatures of Jewish beliefs.